Tag Archives: Ohio

Danger For D’s

As we are about to hit the unofficial final sprint to the finish in what feels like an infinite 2016 presidential campaign, Hillary Clinton and fellow Democrats look to be in great shape. Hillary appears headed for an Electoral College landslide victory. The Democrats are heavily favored to take back the Senate (although not by a filibuster proof majority). Just the other day I talked to a Democratic congressional candidate in a district gerrymandered to favor a Republican who had just gotten polling results that put him behind by single digits and therefore in striking range. All that being said, why am I still somewhat worried? Let’s explore. Continue reading Danger For D’s

Irreconcilable Differences

When you operate a country of over 320 million people with a two party political system expecting homogony is unrealistic. There are interest groups in either Party. The individual hierarchy of issues will vary by individual. Today’s version of the Republican Party has taken that principle to the breaking point and it is now time for them to either reinvent themselves or split up. To me it looks like the latter is the only viable option. Continue reading Irreconcilable Differences

A Solid Choice

In my heart I’d have loved to have seen Elizabeth Warren or Bernie Sanders as Hillary Clinton’s choice for a running mate. Despite press hype and the hopes of millions of progressives neither ever had much of a chance of happening. Among a plethora of other things I will not discuss today neither is the number two type. My personal third choice was Sherrod Brown. That was the best chance of getting a more progressive running mate for Hillary but it was killed by the facts that Republican John Kasich is the popular Governor of Ohio and it would put Brown’s Senate seat at risk. Continue reading A Solid Choice

Torn Between Two Loyalties

A lot of political observers, commentators and pundits ate crow Tuesday night. I was among them. The 2016 Republican National Convention made it official Tuesday night in Cleveland. Donald Trump is their nominee for the office of President of the United States. Continue reading Torn Between Two Loyalties

Rated R – Chick-fil-A

We all do something stupid occasionally. Usually we realize it, apologize to those we have wronged and learn from our mistake. America is a very forgiving nation. Americans tend to dismiss a lone transgression with the attitude of: we all make mistakes and are not in a position to cast the first stone. Chick-fil-A president and Chief Operating Officer, Dan T. Cathy, obviously never learned that lesson or did not appreciate the forgiveness bestowed upon him from most Americans because; well, he did it again. Continue reading Rated R – Chick-fil-A