The NYT (try not to laugh) led with a story last week about Republicans being unable to stall the Democrats $1.9 trillion Stimulus bill. The story stated Republicans have laid out a number of attacks on the bill from it … Continue reading 2021 Mirrors 2009
It’s no surprise the party of the affluent, governmental elite and urban/suburban America would struggle in the other pocket of America: rural America. But, after 2018, Democrats had some hope their erosion during Obama had ended. Then 2020 hit and … Continue reading Democratic Woes in Rural America Get Worse
In 2017. Republicans, in complete control of the federal government for the first time since 2005, went ahead with their campaign pledge to repeal Obamacare. Since no Democrats were willing to go along with this plan, Republicans decided to move … Continue reading Are Democrats About To Repeat The Mistakes The GOP Made on Budget Reconciliation In 2017?
Though it might be an unpopular opinion, Donald Trump entered the White House with a larger mandate to f*** stuff up than Joe Biden has to change society dramatically. Which is truly amazing when you consider Joe Biden won the … Continue reading The Amazingly Mandateless Presidency
During the 2020 campaign, the Biden camp took great pains to convince the working class (a catch-all term for low to middle income Americans working in various industries) he was one of them and Donald Trump was not. Unlike his … Continue reading If One Wondered Whether Biden Really Stood For The Working Class His Policy Agenda Answers Your Question: No!
In a previous piece I laid out the major reasons why Republicans should be thrilled Senate control will be decided in Georgia, and not say Wisconsin. Since that time, a number of pieces have come out arguing the GOP should … Continue reading The Big Reason Why Democrats Face An Uphill Battle In Georgia
Neither party walked away from this November without major scars. Both were forced to analyze an unsettled electoral landscape and see the extent of their current electoral strategies. Compared to prior years, more states are up for grabs than ever … Continue reading The Most Unsettled Electoral Map Since The Dawn Of The New Millennium
For students of American history the Battle of Antietam during the American Civil War is analogous to the 2020 election. During the battle – credited as the turning point of the war in favor of the Union – more than … Continue reading The Antietam Election
Once you start filtering out the California and NY State impacts on the popular vote – and start looking at the results downballot you have to be shocked by the results. Not only did the blue wave fail to materialize, … Continue reading 2020 Was The Status Quo Election
As the election dust settles and we get a clearer picture of the results two things stand out. First, Trump’s loss clouds over the fact the GOP actually had a good election – particularly in the states. Secondly, and more … Continue reading The GOP Actually Had A Good Election: That Is Bad News For Pollsters