Today is one of those days where I have a little bit to say about a lot of things. Let’s get going.
Tag Archives: Mitt Romney
If They Can Keep It
This article was written well ahead of scheduled publishing in order to accommodate my travel plans.
Today is the Georgia Senate runoff election so almost every political junkie will be talking about the Senate. I’m going to do it too but with a different twist. I want to take my first look at the 2024 Senate races as they stand at the moment. I think that when all the dust settles in the Peach State Raphael Warnock will be returned to the Senate and the Democrats will control the chamber 51-49. In any event the Democrats will have the Senate; the question is if they can keep it. Continue reading If They Can Keep It
Divert, Delay, Dissuade
I saw this coming. In fact, I have warned of it before in this column. On Monday Trump’s hand picked RNC Chair, Ronna McDaniel, (she dropped the Romney middle name when Trump became uncomfortable with it despite her blood relation to Mitt Romney) told Breitbart News that the Republican party had recruited over 45,000 poll watchers in battleground states for the 2022 elections. This has nothing to do with the advertised integrity and everything to do with voter intimidation and other undemocratic intents.
Not So Hidden Evil
By this weekend I expect the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 will have passed the House and been signed into law. On right wing media a plethora of disinformation will be disseminated telling us that the sky is falling because the Democrats spent too much money. In mainstream and left leaning media the message will be that the legislation will solve many of our problems. As usual, one portrayal will be much, much closer to reality. Today I want to bring light to a somewhat lost “battle within the battle”.
Tuesday the Senate finally passed the PACT Act. In short, the measure provides funding to help the veterans who were exposed to toxic conditions during their service in Iraq. Despite the huge publicity and public outrage 11 Senators still voted against it.