From the daily archives: Friday, May 13, 2016

It wasn’t all that long ago that Republicans harped about the “uncertainty” President Barack Obama was creating. His policies are bad for business was the go-to reason for asking the president to produce something that can’t be guaranteed: future certainty.

But as always, though, the times they are a-changing.

Certainty, like it’s cousin GOP companion slogan, “I built this,” faded from sight after Obama won again in 2012, beating Mitt Romney and his then-VP running mate, Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan, a Wisconsite who’s widely anticipated meeting with Mr. Trump Thursday turned out to be more milk […]

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Trump Ascendent

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“The Quest stands upon the edge of a knife. Stray but a little, and it will fail, to the ruin of all. Yet hope remains…” ~ Galadriel, “The Lord Of The Rings”

OK. That quote may be a tad melodramatic. It presupposes Trump is The Dark Lord Sauron. Well the egos are of a similar size. However Sauron had a clear vision of what he wanted to accomplish. That was the complete subjugation of Middle Earth to his overarching evil. Trump however has a vision that’s all over the map. On the edge of that map we should see the […]

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This election cycle we’ve seen an influx of excited new voters the likes of which I’ve not seen since my McGovern days. Passionate. Idealistic. Energized. The downside is a generation of new, inexperienced voters seem to be drawing a very wrong conclusion about politics. If your candidate loses it’s not voter fraud, suppression and it wasn’t rigged by the party. Like baseball, there’s no crying in politics.

One overarching lesson I’ve learned from years of politics is, you lose an election, you walk it off, wipe your brow and move on to the next battle. You get tough, make your […]

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