Sometimes you see these media analyses that are too smart by half that worry that the Democrats somehow face a problem in a fired up restive base. Is the base too angry? Is it sustainable? Sometimes you also hear that the base is just making conservatives support Trump more. And there is no question that […]
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It’s very early to be talking about 2020-Dems need to win in 2018 first. We need a Democratic Congress as a check on Trump’s abuse of power and Paul Ryan’s designs to take our healthcare. If Ryan hates government healthcare so much he should get rid of his own as should all GOPers in Congress. […]
Let’s say this. If Trump is innocent here he does a bad job of defending himself. Every time he’s caught in another lie his credibility just gets worse. It’s possible that Trump just looks really guilty but isn’t. http://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/2/20/14625788/trump-russia-putin-manafort-page-stone What are the odds he just looks very guilty but isn’t? I guess it comes down […]
Let’s be clear-this is a feature not a bug. Not only were Democrats able to sink his nomination but future Trump nominees are spooked by it and complaining Trump isn’t doing enough to protect them. “Trump’s nominees gripe the White House isn’t protecting them.” “Shaken by Puzder’s torpedoed nomination, other contenders for Senate-confirmed positions say […]
This is the trouble with anyone who tries to reassure on Trump’s goals and intentions. Do they speak for him? There are certainly signals, for instance, that Rex Tilerson isn’t in the loop. This means other countries are going to take him less seriously as he seems to lack any juice with Trump. Pence can […]
Trump is the exception to Godwin’s Rule. While it’s true that you shouldn’t use the Hitler analogy too much Trump is the one case where it’s legitimate. Trump is not exactly like Hitler. A big difference is that we have a much stronger democratic culture and civil society than Germany Circa 1932. We’ve already seen […]
I must say I have mixed feelings about this. I didn’t think I’d ever leave the CIA. But because of Trump, I quit. “Nearly 15 years ago, I informed my skeptical father that I was pursuing a job with the Central Intelligence Agency. Among his many concerns was that others would never believe I had […]
Happy Not My President’s Day. Anti Trump rallies know how to celebrate President’s Day when we have no legitimate President. http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/america-gives-trump-earful-not-my-president-s-day-rallies-n723371 Tihs tweet says it all. Have a calm and steady #PresidentsDay, just as if Hillary were president.#StillWithHer pic.twitter.com/7MH8Xd6FnX — HRC remembered (@HRCremembered) February 20, 2017 I doubt Hillary will run again but if she […]
Until recently things looked pretty dismal in France. The race between Mary Le Pen and Francois Filon was basically the French version of an election between Donald Trump and Paul Ryan. Yes, Filon is probably preferable but he would take a meat tax to France’s social services and social welfare state. Then emerged the Centrist […]
Michael Flynn may be gone but the plan to lift sanctions from Russia has not gone anywhere. Trump himself basically admitted that Flynn did not go rogue in talking about lifting the sanctions on December 29, the very day they were imposed-and the plan to release Russia is still in the works. Enter Trump’s lawyer […]
I'm Mike Sax and I'm a first time Congressional candidate for the NY 2nd Congressional District. Like many Americans after the November 8, 2016-a day that truly will live in infamy-I have decided to put my hat into the ring for the first time.