Last week was a very bad one for Donald Trump. There were two rather small (one, most likely, temporary) victories and a lot of losses. In fact, I think I’m seeing the beginning of the end. Alas, the end is not soon.
This article was written well ahead of scheduled publishing in order to accommodate my travel plans.
Today is Election Day 2021. It is an off year election, (unless you are a candidate), and I’d like to look one year ahead to Election Day 2022 when the mid-term will determine control of the next Congress. Especially the House (with gerrymandering) and the Senate will be in play. No early predictions from me a year out. For the best forecasts on the House I suggest following the Cook Political Report.
The predominant thinking is that if the Republicans take the House it will be because of the influence of Donald Trump and that Kevin McCarthy will be the next Speaker. I’m among the minority (at this point) that says not so quick.
Thursday afternoon the House found Steve Bannon in contempt for refusing to comply with a House subpoena. The vote was 229-202-1. All 202 nay votes were cast by Republicans. 9 of the 229 ayes were cast by Republicans, one was very interesting! Even one of the nine reeked of bad intent. The lone vote not cast may be the most interesting and telling of all. Read on.
You will often hear pundits and politicians say that America is a country of laws. In 2021, Is it?
Thursday the House Committee investigating 1/6 issued subpoenas to Steve Bannon, Mark Meadows, Kash Patel and Dan Scavino. This will be interesting to say the least!