37 Senators Opposed Obama’s Supreme Court Nominee Because of the Election In 2016, Will They Do So In 2020?
Ruth Bader Ginsburg was not only a brilliant associate justice on the Supreme Court of the United States, she was as a defender of women’s rights. RBG made history in writing ground breaking opinions on women’s issues.
The politicians leading our nation should take pause. Regardless of party, they need to take a break from the partisan political bickering and act in a bipartisan manner to choose a replacement for Justice GinsbUrg. Most important, the nomination process should be deliberate, careful and non partisan. Read more in Issues.
Donald Trump in 2016: 'I will be the greatest jobs president that God ever created...' Read more at onePolitics
McConnell said a yet to be named Trump nominee will get a vote. However, even though the comment suggests there might be a strong push to do so before the election, is that really possible? There are a lot of scenarios that may happen when it comes to a nominee getting a vote. Read more in Political Issues.
We are now less than two months away from the presidential and congressional elections. Read More in Campaigns & Elections.
Mitch McConnell in 2016 on Supreme Court Nominee
“‘The American people are perfectly capable of having their say on this issue, so let's give them a voice. Let's let the American people decide. The Senate will appropriately revisit the matter when it considers the qualifications of the nominee the next president nominates, whoever that might be,’ McConnell said.” CNBC
Heavy voter turnout generally favors Democrats. In 2020, who knows because things have changed.
Biden will ban “dark money” from politics: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-biden/biden-aims-campaign-finance-and-ethics-proposals-at-trump-idUSKBN1WT1YN
Trump? Read here about his multiple, criminal campaign law violations “including seven felonies”: https://www.citizensforethics.org/a-campaign-to-defraud-2/
Remember, election day is November 3.
"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
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