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?
Donald Trump has been busy. From his temporary ban on refugees, Executive Orders on the ACA, the military and his tweets he has already proven his presidency will be unique. But more importantly, it shows how shrewd he is. The … Continue reading Trumps Shrewd Brand Of Politics
Last week, Republicans in the Virginia House of Delegates floated a bill to change the state from a winner take all state in the Electoral College to one that doles out votes by Congressional district (similar to Nebraska’s). The idea … Continue reading Republicans Should Be Careful About Changing The Electoral College
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
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
It has been well established Hillary Clinton lost the election because she failed to reestablish the Obama coalition of Northern whites and blacks, failed to recognize white/Obama voters were flocking to Trump and that her margins in pre-election polls were … Continue reading Clinton’s Coalition of the Affluent, I Mean Educated
It’s a well-established but little know fact that Obama would have won in 2012 even if the electorate resembled 2004 in demographic and partisan categories. Indeed, Obama’s 2012 reelection charted a different path than his 2008 election bid. Obama did … Continue reading Where the Obama Coalition Failed Clinton