In the span of less than a month the modern GOP essentially regained control of the White House. It began with the appointment of Mike Kelly to the White House. Soon after, Kelly probably began agitating for the ouster of … Continue reading When Conventionalism Pushes Back
John Boehner must be getting ready to give Paul Ryan a consoling call. By now, the news that Republicans, despite controlling all levers of government, could not repeal a law they have railed against for seven years has spread far … Continue reading Republicans Ungovernable Coalition
It’s common for incumbents to run away from an unpopular President or national nominee if the candidate is unpopular or floundering. Except Republicans pondering whether they should do this with Trump might want to take special concern to his warning … Continue reading Running Away From Trump Did Not Help Republicans Last Year: That’s A Problem For Republicans Opposing Him On Healthcare Reform
Friday night will probably go down in GOP lore as the worst day for the party since Barry Goldwater’s nomination in 1964. That night, it was revealed in a taped interview in 2005 Donald Trump admitted to sexually harassing women. … Continue reading Stop It! The House Is Not In Play
Last week, in a closed-door meeting with donors, House Speaker Paul Ryan urged them to focus their efforts on maintaining control of the House of Representatives. With many donors sitting out the Presidential race (they don’t like Trump) and focusing most … Continue reading Will A Clinton Landslide Victory Dislodge the GOP Majority In The House?