Tag Archives: mid-term election

An Opportunity?

The better part of two years is several lifetimes in American politics but I want to take a look at what the Senate races will look like in 2022. Let’s explore. Continue reading An Opportunity?

2018 In Review

It’s that time of year again; time for me to review the biggest political stories of 2018 and juxtapose them with my predictions from New Year’s Day. Let’s explore. Continue reading 2018 In Review

Trump’s Last Win?

It appears that the 2018 mid-term election is finally over. Tuesday night Republican Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith was returned to the Senate. The result was not surprising and her margin of victory (54-46) was about what I guessed it would be (55-45). The biggest questions: Was this Trump’s last political win and will the majority of Congressional Republicans – especially in the Senate – now stop enabling him? Let’s explore. Continue reading Trump’s Last Win?

A Look Ahead: WTLD

Of late the Kavanaugh nomination has sucked all the political oxygen out of the room and for now I’ve said all I care to say about it. Therefore I have the opportunity to focus on something else. Political predictions are almost as perilous as athletic ones. With that in mind here I go. Continue reading A Look Ahead: WTLD

Too Many Questions To Confirm

Dateline and timeline: “Florence Sunday” afternoon Wake Forest, North Carolina. I don’t want to jinx myself by prematurely declaring the threat is over, but thus far I’ve been spared any significant hardships from Hurricane Florence. However the Washington Post delivered a “storm” to my inbox a bit ago.

I have been opposed to Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court largely due to “circumstantial evidence”; succinctly put, I don’t feel Donald Trump should be able to nominate a Supreme Court Justice under the current cloud surrounding his presidency. I realize that elections have consequences and that I’m not going to love any nominee any Republican puts forward based on our opposing political philosophies. Today my objection to Kavanaugh crosses the bridge from theoretical and philosophical to personal. I seriously question whether Kavanaugh has the integrity and moral character to sit on the Court.   Continue reading Too Many Questions To Confirm