Simple. 96% of those who voted for Trump say they would still vote for him. You can take all that he has done, not done, screwed up, abandoned, changed his mind about, let slip. You can take all that ‘The Resistance’ has done. And whatever you say. It comes back to that one stat. 96% … More Trump’s First 100 Days – My Report Card
Senator Elizabeth Warren on Monday [April 24, 2017] responded to a poll showing the majority felt the Democratic Party was out of touch by saying party identification is shifting – and everyday people can see the US political system as a “rigged game.” No, Senator. No. It’s got nothing to do with party identification shifting, … More With Whom Is The Democratic Party Out Of Touch?
Ever since the tragic election of Donald Trump, I’ve been touting a realignment of Democratic Party thinking I call ‘Democratic Populism.’ I like to think I recognize a feeling among those I believe should be the Democratic Party’s core voting base (ordinary working folk) that they have been left behind by their Democratic Party these … More Democratic Populism: A Vote-Catcher or The Right Thing To Do?
A short while ago, I wrote about the predilection of those in disadvantaged areas of rural America to apply for disability benefits. I also wrote about my own realization of the impact upon my life of depression. And the fact that too few people – including me – accepted that depression is itself a disability. … More Anti-Corporatism in Rural USA: ‘Native’ Progressivism?
I find another glorious post on CNN, informing us that Democrats have found yet another way to ‘win back’ swing Trump voters – without actually doing anything, or changing anything, They’re going to ‘demoralize’ the Trump mob. Sigh. Yet again. My message to my fellow Democrats is: be very, very careful about being too cute. … More ‘Demoralizing’ Trump Supporters
And so. I read a gushing piece in The Huffington Post about the ‘special’ Congressional election result in Kansas, that shook the very foundations of Washington. Sigh. Ok. Let’s take off the tin-foil hats. And do the reality check thing. You folks in the US aren’t used to following what you call Special Elections, what … More ‘Special’ Elections
I believe the brightly-colored map (above) attached to this fascinating post on CNN about Polarized America shows that following: 1) Both major US political parties gerrymander, and they both need to stop. 2) Gerrymandering by both political parties is one of the primary reasons the US is so polarized politically. Blame your own political party. … More Polarized America