"Oh what a tangled web we weave when at first we start to deceive" Sir Walter Scott
Our take: Polling and predictions are somewhat risky. However, with this said, looking at each individual state, assessing the data available for that state and watching trends can give a picture of election dynamics at that point in time. Right now, the electoral map may be shifting in Donald Trump's favor. If the trends continue, Trump may be more competitive than earlier polls indicated. It will be important to watch the trends in the month of October as voter positions solidify.
One of the worst things that can happen to a campaign is to have cash flow problems. Trump's campaign is apparently have those problems as evidenced by the campaign's manager pulling back on paid advertisements. This is an indication of cash flow issues and a shortage of cash to fund campaign advertising operationsn.
Our Take: A good segement of the GOP vote comes from seniors. Ignore the Coronavirus impact on them, and as McCarthy says, they won't vote and "we're screwed."
Our Take: 3000-4000 boats took part in The Great American Boat Parade. This is bad news for Biden and for Democrats.
The turnout for this "parade" measures something polling misses. Trump supporters are rabid, they are at a fever pitch. The fever pitch of support shown by this parade is something Democrats could only wish for...undying support for their candidate.
If this parade is any indicator, it indicates why Trump can still win in 2020.
Our take: Politics in Washington, D.C. as usual.
Our take: Extremism on the left or the right is a threat to society and our political system. The extremes see things through highly filtered “glasses” and are unaccepting of other views showing intolerance for views that do not see the world from their perspective. With this said, The Guardian is calling this one right. The radical right is a cancer destroying our republic and we need to be afraid, very afraid. Donald Trump is the symbol of the radical right, their savior. Every move Trump makes gives the radical right justification for their existence. Read more.
Trump's Denial of The Atlantic’s Report On HIs Degrading The Military Is Fueled By The Use of Unnamed People With First Hand Knowledge
(The Atlantic) “When President Donald Trump canceled a visit to the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery near Paris in 2018, he blamed rain for the last-minute decision, saying that “the helicopter couldn’t fly” and that the Secret Service wouldn’t drive him there. Neither claim was true.
Trump rejected the idea of the visit because he feared his hair would become disheveled in the rain, and because he did not believe it important to honor American war dead, according to four people with firsthand knowledge of the discussion that day. In a conversation with senior staff members on the morning of the scheduled visit, Trump said, “Why should I go to that cemetery? It’s filled with losers.” In a separate conversation on the same trip, Trump referred to the more than 1,800 marines who lost their lives at Belleau Wood as “suckers” for getting killed.” Read More
Our take: The wording of the memo is what really matters. What the memo really says? The Trump Administration wants to find a way to stop anti racism training.
Here is the relevant paragraph of the memo calling for a halt to antiracism training...read more.
Politico: Sanders: America must be prepared for when Trump refuses to leave office
Our Take: Could Donald Trump refuse to leave office? He is already calling the election into question and even suggesting that people vote twice. Read More
“’This election is not going to be business as usual,’ [Zuckerberg] said, noting both the difficulties of voting during a pandemic and likely attacks on the credibility of the results. Read More
How Joe will get here...read more.
Democratic nominee Joe Biden issued an emotional response after the Atlantic reported that President Trump denigrated US service members. President Trump has denied the allegations in the report.
88% of death rates in Europe are in patients 65 and older.
Joe Biden referred to America’s original sin as slavery...and he wants to do something about it. Read More
"’In our history as a country, we've largely focused on how our presidents use their power, how the people around them help them do that and what that says,’ [Pulitzer Prize winner Michael] Schmidt says. ‘In this instance of the Trump presidency, Trump's use of power is so unusual that we have a phenomenon here where the people around the president are trying to stop him.’" NPR Read More
Dr. Birx says no...Read More
In politics, you want a clear message. You want to control the narrative about groups, candidates and issues. If you consistently control the narrative it has some impact on voter's mindsets. The GOP has, in modern political history, masterfully controlled the narrative. Take for example Trump's recent narrative on Black Lives Matter. Read more.
Donald Trump is mean, and he believes his meaness will win him another term. Read More
When it comes to Donald Trump and winning in 2020, there are a lot of theories out there...here is the red mirage victory theory.
Micheal Moore is saying that 2016 could happen again-Trump wins.
In a recent Facebook post Moore says Trump's enthusiasm factor is off the charts. Here is a Business Insider report on Moore's Facebook post on the 2020 election. Read More
One of the first things you learn is politics is money is the mother's milk. The second thing you learn is define your message. The third thing you learn is stay on message. Words are important in framing the message as this video shows. Read more.
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All the president is, is a glorified public relations man who spends his time flattering, kissing, and kicking people to get them to do what they are supposed to do anyway.
Harry S Truman
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― Nipsey Russell
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William O. Douglas