Perhaps the most remembered line from the 1974 movie Blazing Saddles is, “Where da white wimmin at?” Politically I’ve been wondering the same thing, albeit with proper English, for years. While even with Donald Trump as the GOP standard bearer women as a demographic have voted for the Democrat the sub-demographic of white women broke slightly for Trump. Tuesday night my question was answered. Continue reading An Answer And A Path To Victory
I just added Resistance: How Women Saved Democracy from Donald Trump by Jennifer Rubin to the Recommended Reading List.
In her debut book Washington Post opinion writer Rubin writes a womencentric look at recent American elections. Rubin is a conservative, former Republican, anti-Trumper who takes a mostly agnostic look at the political science of recent American electoral politics.
I especially recommend this work to younger women and political science junkies regardless of party affiliation of political philosophy.
Tuesday morning was one of many where I did not know what I would write about when I woke up. As I was reading the morning papers online, knowing that my next task was to write, the news flash came across that Max Cleland had died and my agenda was set. I had several notes about incidents of bad conduct by elected Republicans and this just anchored the article in my mind. Continue reading People Behaving Badly
I suspect that most of my regular readers expected an article on Afghanistan today since it was the political story that received the most coverage last week. Joe Biden’s delivery of a “Hellfire suppository” to a terrorist notwithstanding, I feel that, particularly politically, Afghanistan is a T/B/D story and will therefore pass for today.
This summer the most dangerous domestic political story has been the right wing’s attack on democracy. Today I’d like to discuss one aspect of it.
Perhaps I’ve stumbled upon a new theme for Sunday articles. Today I want to write of the biggest political outrage of the week just passed – and there were plenty of candidates. Sadly, this one received little press.