John Boehner must be getting ready to give Paul Ryan a consoling call. By now, the news that Republicans, despite controlling all levers of government, could not repeal a law they have railed against for seven years has spread far … Continue reading Republicans Ungovernable Coalition
Heading into next year, Democrats will be defending the Senate map from hell. Twenty-five of the 33 Senate seats up next year’s Senate class are held by the party while Republicans will only be defending eight. This dangerous over-extension for … Continue reading Can Republicans Count On Partisanship To Carry The Senate Next Year?
Believe it or not, there was a time when Democrats actually managed to be competitive among the religious right. In 1976, the last time this really happened for Democrats at the Presidential level, Jimmy Carter managed to win 46 percent … Continue reading Democrats Problem: Religion
Recently, President Obama lamented in an interview that aired Sunday on ABC News’ “This Week,” that if he had shown up more Democrats would have done better last November. The President offered some commentary on the state of affairs of … Continue reading Would Democrats Have Done Better If Obama “Showed Up More?”
Consistent readers of my articles here at American Watchmen and my column know how I have been highly skeptical of the Democratic Party. The party is becoming more ideologically pure and left of center at time when the Republican Party … Continue reading The Democrats Path Back To Power
2016 may well go down in history as one of the most spectacular political years in history. From Brexit to the election of Donald Trump, the year was full of wonderful news for Conservatives the world over. But will that … Continue reading Five Things for Conservatives to Watch in 2017
Donald Trump clearly won voters that had backed Obama 4 years ago. He also lost many voters that backed Romney in 2012. That’s good for the Donald because it means his coalition is something unique to him and that his … Continue reading Trump Voters Are Not Traditional Republicans: That’s A Problem