Republicans need to accept the reality of mail in ballots, Democrats should be careful what they wish for, and other lessons from the midterms

The GOP is behind the times on getting out the vote in the era of mail in ballots and messaging in a world driven by political passion and existential fights, but Democrats should also be wary of ignoring voter concerns.  The red wave did not arrive this cycle, but that only increases the likelihood of… Continue reading Republicans need to accept the reality of mail in ballots, Democrats should be careful what they wish for, and other lessons from the midterms

The bloodbath that wasn’t and the baffling return of regional politics

Votes remain to be counted, but it’s clear the Republicans had a disappointing night, failing to capitalize on voter discontent and underperforming in key states like Pennsylvania and New Hampshire.  At the same time, they were in the baffling positioning of over performing in other key states including Florida and Ohio.  The question is why.… Continue reading The bloodbath that wasn’t and the baffling return of regional politics

November: The bloodbath for Democrats will be more fitting for Game of Thrones

Summer hopes of a Democrat resurgence have faded into fall’s much colder grip and the reality of the coming bloodbath is beginning to set in.  The result is a President lashing out at a huge segment of the population and the media trying to spin a narrative of success out of abject failure.  Voters are… Continue reading November: The bloodbath for Democrats will be more fitting for Game of Thrones

Remembering Bob Dole and the halcyon days when Democrats were still sane

The passing of a political giant is a great time for introspection.  The most important question facing America today is why Democrats have abandoned virtually every single position they held just 25 years ago when Bob Dole ran for the Presidency against William Jefferson Clinton. Today, the would hate Clinton for the middle name alone.… Continue reading Remembering Bob Dole and the halcyon days when Democrats were still sane

Radical change in America is hard for a reason, progressives should learn it well at their own peril

If you think the government is dysfunctional now, imagine what it will look like when every department and program is subject to an endless, see-saw partisan battle, coming and going practically with each election cycle.  That’s precisely what will happen if 50 votes is the new 60 in the Senate. As Democrats press ahead with… Continue reading Radical change in America is hard for a reason, progressives should learn it well at their own peril

Democrats are at war with themselves as progressives push a ridiculous amount of spending against a moderate brick wall

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi can’t get the votes to pass the bipartisan infrastructure bill, still held hostage to the partisan $3.5 trillion spending spree.  In an embarrassing week, the vote has been delayed twice, Bernie Sanders called to defeat it entirely, and Biden’s entire agenda is on the brink of the abyss.  Isn’t… Continue reading Democrats are at war with themselves as progressives push a ridiculous amount of spending against a moderate brick wall

Trump’s loss is the Republican’s own damn fault

Republican legislatures in key battleground states did nothing to secure the vote or stop the rewriting of the rules To borrow a song title from Bruce Springsteen’s classic album, “The Rising,” Trump supporters are “Countin’ on a Miracle” to overturn the current election results and re-elect the current occupant of the Oval Office. I hate… Continue reading Trump’s loss is the Republican’s own damn fault