In politics, is having lots of ideas a good thing or a bad thing? The answer depends on your ideological predilection and to some extent, your party affiliation. Liberty-loving conservatives (loosely identified as Republicans), for example, don’t care much for pols who claim they’re planning to “transform” the country that gave them their start and nurtured them with opportunities from their first breath until the current moment. Similarly, people who prefer limited governmen
“The world is laughing at us.” This or a similar refrain was often heard during Donald J. Trump’s presidency. Whenever the former commander in chief did or said something contrary to the accepted protocol of Democrats, swamp leaders, #NeverTrumpers or the ever-judgmental establishment media, some or all of them would quickly suggest that President X in country Y would find it humorous that a political neophyte like Trump would dare express an opinion on the topic. Sometimes t
We knew it would come to pass; we just didn’t know it would happen this fast. Speaking of the establishment’s incessant fixation on the ruminations of former President Donald Trump. The outsider president’s only been out of office for a little over a month and it seems that media talkers on both sides of the political no-fly zone can’t get enough of the New York real estate developer-turned reality TV celebrity-turned anti-establishment political candidate-turned president of
One of many curious things we observed last week was the seemingly emboldened clique of know-it-all establishment Republicans emerging from their forced isolation (during the Trump years, at least) to suggest that it would be a good thing for party senators to join with the certain-to-be unanimous Democrats in their upcoming (?) impeachment trial to vote to convict former President Donald Trump of inciting an insurrection.
These shortsighted pontificators maintained that it
A Trump “destroyed” Republican Party is a fiction that doesn’t exist and won’t last long
We’ve heard it a lot in recent times, that Donald Trump has “ruined the Republican Party.” Since roughly half of Americans and the world have been engaged in a gigantic game of “Let’s Pretend” over the past year, perhaps now is a good occasion to examine the question of Donald Trump’s “damage” to an entity that, at its purpose level, exists only to get candidates elected.
The same med
Trump’s reelection was never a sure thing, even before the CCP virus ruined 2020 In the aftermath of last month’s election, many a commentator at both ends of the partisan spectrum has said or written that President Donald Trump was defeated in his reelection bid due to the onset of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP, or Wuhan, if you prefer) virus and the ensuing global pandemic and its disastrous effect on the world economy. For sure, the virus is the proverbial “shiny object
Democrats still swear Trump is purposely destroying the GOP. Are they right? The scene was surreal this past Saturday night when President Donald Trump went down to Georgia to conduct a campaign rally. Such a headline wouldn’t have shocked anyone a couple months ago as the incumbent president, running for a second term, held numerous similar assemblies in states purported to be in contention during the 2020 election. Only this mass gathering of thousands of boisterous and che
Weighing personality versus the most important signature in the world It seems hard to fathom, but one week from today Americans will go to the polls (if they haven’t already dropped by the mailbox) to vote in what is undoubtedly the most important and consequential election of our lifetimes.
Undoubtedly many (about half?) will do so motivated by support for their candidate. Others will do it as a civic duty. And the rest will likely make the journey out of personal prefe
Grampa Joe Biden and the last desperate Democrat crusade No doubt, 2020 will go down as one of the most -- if not the most -- unusual elections of all time. With two candidates each battling their own political bugaboos to attract voters’ favor, there’s never been a greater example of true theatrical partisanship than we’ve experienced this year. President Donald Trump is up against the fiercely antagonistic forces of both the DC establishment and the radical left. He’s been
You may not be interested in politics, but politics is interested in you By show of hands, how many of you took the weekend off from politics? Don’t fudge it, did you intentionally avoid watching any of the news channels during those three days? Only the politically disengaged would truthfully raise their arm towards the heavens -- if indeed there are any such creatures left anymore. In today’s social media interconnected world there’s no escape from the thoughts and opinions