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
Donald Trump and Barack Obama do not share much in common. Their temperaments are different, they have different partisan allegiances and assembled vastly different political coalitions. But ironically, they seem to be following the same path to reelection. It might … Continue reading Trump Is Following Obama’s Path To Reelection
The dream is dead, or so some on the left would have you believe. In the wake of President Trump’s decision to overturn President Obama’s illegal executive order, the left has gone nuts. As have their puppets in the mainstream … Continue reading Rescinding DACA Is Appropriate And So Is Asking Congress To Fix It
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
Right now, everything seems to be going right for Team Blue. Legislative special elections are going their way (even if they don’t win), the President’s approval continues to slip, the ACA remains the law of the land and Republicans are … Continue reading Could Democrats Blow 2018? You Betcha!
If there was one thing that hampered the Tea Party movement in 2010 it was their adherence to anything non-establishment. Their backing of ideological firebrands led to GOP losses in winnable seats (Delaware, Colorado and Nevada being the standouts). As … Continue reading Did Democrats Nominate A Tea Party Look Alike?
If any two things clarified where the Democratic Party sees its future they were the election of Tom Perez to head the DNC and Steven Beshear’s pitiful response to Donald Trump’s State of the Union Tuesday night. Perez, a former … Continue reading The Dangers of Identity Politics
While Republicans might be struggling on what to do about Obamacare there is no such disunity over Donald Trump’s Supreme Court pick. Indeed, virtually every elected Republican official and outside groups have praised Trump’s choice for the Supreme Court; Neil … Continue reading The Democrats No Win Strategy On Gorsuch
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?”
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