Posts in category "Elections"

It's not Donald Trump who scares the shite out of me

It’s the people who fall for his authoritarian fantasies who scare the shite out of me. Donald Trump’s most recent rant about Obama being “insane” seems to have struck a chord with those who are looking for an autocrat to rescue us from the mess that Obama and his progressive and isolationist boosters have created.... Read more »

Why the GOP suspended presidential debates on NBC

Here’s the complete explanation from  Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus for why the GOP suspended presidential debates on NBC. Sounds to me that he has good reasons after the unprofessional and daffy questions that the CNBC panel put to the Republican presidential candidates during this week’s debate. For example: CNBC billed the debate as one... Read more »

So, how did Sec. of State Hillary Clinton get her classified messages?

With her denials that any classified information was sent or received on her smart phone, one can reasonably ask: So, how did Sec. of State Hillary Clinton get her classified messages? How did she discuss matters of highest national security? Carrier pigeon? Telegraph? Hand-written letters? Word of mouth? If she sent or received no classified... Read more »

Voter fraud doesn't exist

Like hell it doesn’t. But the astonishing assertion that voter fraud doesn’t exist found it’s way onto this blog in response to my Aug. 8 post that “Voter ID law does not suppress election turnout.” Well, I knew that a favorite progressive/liberal/Democrat trope is that Republicans/conservatives and fellow traveling meanies are trying by all kinds of... Read more »

Voter ID law does not suppress election turnout

A major claim by progressive and Democrats is that by calling for voter ID laws, Republicans are attempting to suppress minority election day turnout. That’s not necessarily the case. Critics of the Texas voter identification law claim that a voter ID requirement suppresses voter turnout. However, turnout data from elections held with the voter ID... Read more »

Comparing Donald Trump's and John McCain's Vietnam War years

Comparing Donald Trump’s and John McCain’s Vietnam War years leaves you breathless at Trumps’ staggering hypocrisy that was exposed when he said that McCain–a real war hero–was not a war hero. Trump’s own description of how he spent those years in his masterbatory autobiography, The Art of the Deal, should leave you breathless, providing a scary insight about... Read more »

But Hillary Clinton IS polarizing, calculating, disingenuous, insincere, ambitious

Hillary Clinton’s “Super Volunteers” have issued warnings to journalists not to use certain words when writing about her.  Among them are: Polarizing Calculating Disingenuous Insincere Ambitious Inevitable Entitled Over confident Secretive Will do anything to win Represents the past Out of touch “You are on notice that we will be watching, reading, listening and protesting... Read more »

Chicago's only salvation: A Detroit-like bankruptcy

Wait, I thought only the Republican Party was being torn asunder by a rift between the establishment middle and the fringe. That impression was nailed down, again, last week by the embarrassing fracture among House Republicans over funding for the Department of Homeland Security. But don’t forget last Tuesday’s Chicago primary in which incumbent Rahm... Read more »

Chicago election eve wisdom

You can always count on authentic Chicago observer Patrick Hickey to nail it. In this piece, he joins the astute Chicago Tribune columnist John Kass in calling on Chicagoans to vote in the Chicago election for someone other than incumbent mayor Rahm Emanuel. They both reason that Emanuel needs a reminder that his re-election is... Read more »

Poll: When will we see the first TV ad in the 2016 presidential campaign?

Ye gods, we just finished the mid-term elections and the talk about the 2016 presidential election already is in full swing. Tuned in MSNBC this morning and they already were jabbering about that 2016 race. They even had a poll about the potential candidates: Stop it! So, you know that political TV ads won’t be... Read more »
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