Caution: Due to the subject matter this article may stretch the PG rating just a bit.
In 2017 the American political conversation has been dominated by Russiagate in one form or another. My favorite description of it comes from Senator John McCain who likens it to a centipede. That creature has 100 feet, with some poetic license that is about how many shoes McCain expects to fall before it is all over. I think we may have another political centipede on our hands. Let’s explore. Continue reading Another Centipede?
President Trump’s numbers seem omnipresent. They average in the mid-thirties. To most observers and when judged by history they are low. Considering that he was a minority President to start and his abysmal job performance, I find it surprising that they are actually that high. To a Republican elected official they present a bigger challenge than appears on the surface. Let’s explore. Continue reading Partisanship And Popularity
As I wrote this article the count in the next Senate effectively stands at 52-48 in favor of the Republicans. Since Mike Pence will be Vice President and as such able to break 50-50 ties and assuming partisanship it will take 3 GOP Senators to “defect” to defeat a measure that does not qualify for a filibuster. That presents some interesting possible scenarios. Let’s explore. Continue reading It Only Takes Three (At This Point)