It is Wednesday morning as I write this article. The government runs out of money on Friday and as of this moment there is no plan to stop the government shutdown. In the past, despite having a large majority, House Republicans have needed Democratic votes to pass a continuing resolution. Last week Donald Trump (the self-proclaimed great deal maker) insulted the Democratic leadership to the point that they understandably declined an invitation to attend a White House meeting where the impending shutdown was to be a major topic of discussion. That is bad enough, but it gets worse. Let’s explore. Continue reading Idiots And Amatuers
Donald Trump professes to be a brilliant man. I have yet to see proof of it; in fact his presidency is proving the opposite unless you count immorality and swindling as brilliance. He appears to have attracted many similar people to his orbit. Let’s explore. Continue reading The Stupid Club
The title of today’s posting is somewhat purloined from what have become two axioms for political junkies: connecting the dots and separating the signal from the noise. It is way early, but I want to talk about the coming 2020 Republican presidential primary. Yes, you read that correctly. Despite the fact that the White House is currently occupied by a non-term limited Republican who is giving the impression that he is already campaigning for 2020 I expect a Republican challenge and primary fight. Let’s explore. Continue reading Many Dots And Much Noise
There are a plethora of quotes about fighting the last war. Often military strategies are criticized because they are based on defeating an enemy that existed in a past conflict without making adequate provisions for new developments which essentially change the opponent rendering the old strategy obsolete. That may well apply today and even worse. Let’s explore. Continue reading War
I am assuming it started off as a rather cute play on words by Paul Krugman, I then echoed it a few days later; with recent revelations we have to worry if the term Siberian Candidate as applied to Donald Trump doesn’t have some dark and sinister real world implications. Let’s explore. Continue reading The Siberian Candidate?