It is easy to overlook in our era of hyper-polarized politics that not every voter is a lock-step Republican or Democrat. These “swing voters” have long been described as the ultimate deciders in elections. So who are they and who … Continue reading The Key Swing Voter: The Obama/Trump Voter
The modern political dynamic of Republicans being “against” immigration and Democrats being “for” immigration was reinforced by Trump’s victory last November. Campaigning against illegal immigrant criminals and on building a “beautiful wall,” Trump found strong appeal in the Midwest and … Continue reading Democrats Really Have Moved Left On Immigration
Last week, I wrote about a startling pro-abortion bill in Oregon that supports abortion on demand for any reason and forces the taxpayers to cover it. Oregon Democrats might be cheering such a win but national Democrats are cringing at … Continue reading National Democrats Move Right On Abortion While Their States Move Left
Democrats are gleefully ringing their hands as the Trump administration reels from the controversy in Charlottesvile, Virginia. Already two of the President’s Councils have disbanded and another has fallen in its infancy. But, even so, the “oppose Trump” mantra is … Continue reading Democrats Still Lack A Message
Emboldened by a struggling Republican President and recent legislative special election wins Democrats counterattacked and unveiled a new slogan and set of policies geared to helping the “working American.” The slogan, “A Better Deal: Better Skills, Better Jobs, Better Wages,” was … Continue reading Same Old Democratic Ideas
This is it, it all comes down to the returns tonight in a small, suburban, highly educated district in Georgia. Outside spending has poured into the district to the tune of over $50 million (most expensive House race in US … Continue reading What To Look For in GA-6 Tonight
Jon Ossoff is a slight favorite to succeed former Congressman Tom Price in GA-6. The district, ancestrally red but now a deep shade of purple (turning bluer everyday) is ripe for a partisan change in Congress. But, despite what I … Continue reading The Democratic Divide Threatens 2018 Successes
Last week, the California state senate passed a single payer healthcare bill with a price tag of $400 billion annually. Even with a liberal super-majority in the state legislature the odds of the bill becoming law are close to nil. … Continue reading Are Democrats All In On Single Payer Health Care?
Thursday, Republicans held an at large seat in Montana. Republican Greg Gianforte, defeated Democrat Rob Quist by about 7 percent. Now the caveats before I hit the main points of this piece; every election is unique, so are the candidates … Continue reading Neither Party Recognizes The Significance of Montana
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?