Smashing the Republican Party

Let’s not kid ourselves about what’s possible in the next election.

Jimmy Carter: 80 Too Old for Presidents

The oldest living former President has some reflections on age and the strains of the office.

Republicans Think They Can Win Back The House By Focusing On The Deficit And Health Care

Despite having utterly mishandled both areas when they actually held power, Republicans think they can win back the House of Representatives by focusing on the budget deficit and health care reform.

Beto O’Rourke Hands Republicans A Gift On Guns

At last week’s debate, Beto O’Rourke handed Republicans and gun rights advocates a nicely wrapped gift with his claim that he would seize guns from otherwise law-abiding Americans.

Democratic Candidates Leading Trump By Huge Margin Among Latino Voters

A new poll finds President Trump trailing his potential Democratic opponents by huge margins among Latino voters.

Democratic Contenders Call for Kavanaugh Impeachment

Julian Castro, Kamala Harris, and Elizabeth Warren are pandering to the base.

The US Nomination Process: Candidate over Party

In the US, the candidate defines the party, not the other way around.

As Doubts Grow About The Economy, Trump’s Job Approval Suffers

As doubts about the health of the economy start to mount, President Trump’s job approval is starting to suffer.

President of Twitter?

Is social media making it harder for Democrats to nominate a winning candidate?

Mitt Romney Won’t Endorse Anyone In 2020

In a rather obvious rebuke aimed at President Trump, Mitt Romney said this week that he will not endorse anyone for President in 2020.

Democrats Clash Over Ideology And Policy In Third Presidential Debate

The top ten candidates in the race for the Democratic nomination clashed last night in a debate that made clear the different ideological directions that this race is pulling their party.

Welcome Back To The World Of Trillion-Dollar Deficits

As predicted, the Federal Budget Deficit has crossed the threshold back into the world of trillion-dollar deficits. This is all due to the hypocrisy of Republicans and so-called conservatives.

Previewing The Third Democratic Debate

This evening ten Democratic candidates for President, including all of the front runners, appear on stage together for the third debate of the 2020 election cycle.

Elizabeth Warren’s Fundraising Hypocrisy

She decries swanky fundraisers and big money donors while benefiting from both.

Republicans Narrowly Win North Carolina District They Should Have Won Easily

Republicans managed to pull off a narrow win in North Carolina yesterday, but they shouldn’t be celebrating.

Jon Ossoff Enters Race Against David Perdue In Georgia

Democrat Jon Ossoff has thrown his hat in the ring to challenge David Perdue for Georgia’s Senate seat in 2020.

Mark Sanford Enters GOP Race Against Trump

Former Republican Congressman and Governor Mark Sanford is running for President.

Yes, Canceling Primaries

This morning it was a question, this afternoon is a done deal in three states.

Rank-Choice Voting for President in Maine

Staring in 2020 the winner in Maine will be the majority preference.

Canceling Primaries?

Four state GOPs appear poised to cancel their primaries/caucuses.

August Jobs Report Falls Below Expectations At +130,000 New Jobs

The August Jobs Report came in below expectations as other economic statistics point to a slowing economy.

Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz Ends Presidential Bid Nobody Knew Existed

Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz is ending a Presidential bid nobody knew existed.

Do Biden’s Gaffes Matter?

To listen to the meda, Joe Biden’s recent gaffes and malapropisms are a major story. For regular Americans, though, they don’t seem to matter.

Democratic Nomination Race Already Down To The Top Three?

As the race for the Democratic nomination heads into the fall, it looks as if it has already winnowed itself down to a top three.

I Don’t Even Know What to Say…

More of the wit and wisdom of the 45th President of the United States.

The 2020 Map

The map shows the flaws of the Electoral College

DNC Blocks Iowa And Nevada From Holding ‘Virtual’ Caucuses

The Democratic National Committee is moving to block efforts by the state parties in Iowa and Nevada to open up the caucus process to more participants, citing security issues.

Underperforming Democrats Under Pressure To Get Out Of Race

The Democratic candidates for President who didn’t qualify for the third debate are coming under increased pressure to get out of the race.

Don’t Politicize The Federal Reserve.

A former Federal Reserve officials argues that the Fed should not lower interest rates to compensate for the impact of the President’s trade war, potentially leading to his defeat in the election. This is an incredibly bad idea.

Kirsten Gillibrand Drops Out Of Presidential Race

Kirsten Gillibrand has dropped out of a Presidential race few people realized she was in.

Democratic Debate Field Cut In Half

The stage for the third Democratic debate, scheduled for mid-September, is set and its half the size of its predecessors.

New Polls Show Biden Still Comfortably Leading In Democratic Race

Two new polls released today indicate that earlier suggestions that the race for the Democratic nomination had shifted were incorrect.

Georgia Senator Johnny Isakson To Retire, Setting Up 2020 Battleground

Georgia Senator Johnny Isakson will retire at the end of 2019, setting up a contest in 2020 to fill the remainder of his term.

Most Americans Want Trump Gone, But Not By Impeachment

A new poll shows that most Americans want President Trump out of office, but don’t want to see the House impeach him.

Steve King Is Low On Money And Out Of Friends

Iowa Congressman Steve King finds himself low on campaign cash and with virtually no support from his party.

Joe Arpaio Running For Sheriff Again

Controversial former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who was voted out of office in 2016 after serving six terms in office, is running to get his old job back.

New Poll Shows Biden, Sanders, and Warren Tied At The Top Of Democratic Field

A new poll shows Joe Biden dropping significantly among national Democrats to the point where he is effectively tied with Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren.

Former Congressman Joe Walsh Launches Primary Challenge Against Trump

Joe Walsh, a former Tea Party stalwart who served in Congress nine years ago, has thrown his hat in the ring against President Trump for the 2020 GOP Presidential Nomination.

Elizabeth Warren Could Be Trump’s Easiest Opponent

Elizabeth Warren is rising tn the polls of the Democratic primary race, but one analyst argues she may be the perfect candidate….to help re-elect Donald Trump.

Congressman Seth Moulton Ends Presidential Bid

Massachusetts Congressman Seth Moulton is ending a Presidential bid that few people were paying attention to.

Republicans Lining Up To Take On AOC For Some Reason

Republican candidates are lining up to take on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez even though the odds of a Republican winning in her district are essentially zero.

Pressure Continues On Mike Pompeo To Run For Senate In Kansas

Republicans from around the country want Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to run for Senate in Kansas. Because they’re afraid they can’t win without him.

Trump: I Am “The Chosen One”

Donald Trump’s delusions of grandeur are getting more and more bizarre.

Mark Kelly Leads Martha McSally In Latest Arizona Senate Poll

Mark Kelly, and the Democratic Party, got some good news in the latest Senate poll out of Arizona.

Trump vs. Fox News Channel

Even when it comes from his favorite propaganda network, Donald Trump doesn’t like bad news.

John Hickenlooper Enters Colorado Senate Race

Former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, who dropped out of the race for President just last week, is running for Senate in his home state.

Let The Winnowing Begin

As many as twelve candidates for the Democratic nomination may not qualify for the next debate. They should use that as an opportunity to get out of a race they clearly aren’t going to win.

Jay Inslee Drops Out Of Presidential Race Few People Realized He Was In

Washington Governor Jay Inslee is the latest candidate to drop ou of the race for the Democratic Presidential nomination. He won’t be the last.

Fox News Poll Shows Trump Losing To Top Democrats

A new poll shows Donald Trump losing to top Democrats in head-to-head races.

Biden Drops First Ad In Iowa, Emphasizing Electability

Former Vice-President Biden has dropped his first television ad in Iowa, and it touches on his strongest selling point.