The fundraising news from the 4th quarter of last year was grim for the Grand Ole Party. Per a piece from Politico, nine of ten Democrats running for reelection in states Trump won raised over $1 million in the 4th … Continue reading Could The Koch Brothers Save The GOP’s Congressional Majorities?
While the media is intently focused on the race for the House and Senate, down-ballot contests such as gubernatorial and state legislature battles have garnered less attention. But, increasingly, Republicans are worrying the impact of the midterms could sweep them … Continue reading The Real Battle of 2018: The States
Four of the five leading Democrats for President, Senators Corey Book (NJ), Elizabeth Warren (MA), Bernie Sanders (VT) and Kamala Harris (CA) have come out in favor of a single-payer system citing their support for building off the success of … Continue reading Republicans Are Happy To See Democrats Embrace Single-Payer Healthcare
The election of Donald Trump was supposed to usher in a new era of conservative governance. Instead, all it has done is divide the GOP along ideological and class based fault lines that have only grown since the GOP tried … Continue reading The Republicans Dilemma
I didn’t live through the 60’s or 70’s. But my parents did and they have instilled in me knowledge about how divisive a time it was. Obviously it was an era of great social, political, and cultural upheaval. But, much … Continue reading Is 2018 Setting Up To Repeat 1968?
Democrats have gone all in on opposing Donald Trump’s cabinet nominees. On the surface such a plan seems to be benefiting the party. The base is excited, red-state Democrats are joining the cause and the Senate is getting bogged down … Continue reading Democrats Interesting Strategy on Trump’s Cabinet Nominees
We are barely a month into 2017 and the DCCC has already released its targets for 2018. Many of the seats represent reach seats for the party that will be pared down by November of next year but it represents … Continue reading DCCC Releases 2018 Targets
On Saturday, February 25th, a special election will be held in Delaware Senate District 10. The seat, being vacated by a Democrat, used to anchor a 11-10 Democratic majority in the chamber. Now, with the vacancy, the GOP has a … Continue reading The Built In GOP Advantage
According to the Daily Kos’s presidential tally by Congressional district Donald Trump likely carried a majority of the nation’s Congressional districts (just like Romney). He also is likely to have carried 12 districts currently represented by Democrats. While this will give … Continue reading Democrats Have Plenty of Opportunities in 18
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