Thomas Patterson identifies five “traps” that the party has set for itself. They “vary in lethality but, together, they could cripple the party for a generation or more,” he writes.
In July, a friend started numbering them as he forward them to me, and the count, just for July, was 241.
“For the third year in a row, the U.S. received historically low assessments from some of its closest historic allies,” Gallup reports.
Wehner, who worked for Reagan and both Bushes, wants his party back — and he’s prepared to support Joe Biden for president this year in hopes of bringing that about.
In the latest, by Morning Consult, Joe Biden leads Donald Trump by 47-44 percent, with a margin for error of +/- four points.
The election is still a little more than three months away. That’s time enough for things to change. And Trump will try to change them.
Below is an actual “survey” of views of the news media, emailed recently by Trump Headquarters to its supporters.
The serious, scary question is, do the Trumpsters not know that he lies constantly, or do they not care?
Panelist Ashley Jardina said racial issues affect many aspects of the contest, creating an “enormous partisan divide.” LaFleur Stephens-Dougan said the Biden campaign is “not immune to losing support over race among white reactionaries.”
I could go back and forth with quotes and anecdotes from those for whom life got better and worse, but you get the basic point: better for many, worse for many, forgotten by most Americans.
The two speakers at a U of M online forum agreed that it’s hard for a sitting president to make the election a referendum on his opponent in the middle of a pandemic, which the president is handling poorly, and which has led to an economic crisis.
To say the least, we’ve had the “change” that Trump represented. But he now represents the more-of-the-same choice on the ballot.
Trump argued against taking down statues of slaveholders and of military leaders who fought to break up the United States in order to preserve slavery, on the grounds that those statues are important for teaching U.S. history.
Carter says he doesn’t expect to see any of the officers involved in the killing of George Floyd spend time in prison.
Will Trump’s absurdly long West Point tales about the ramp walk and water drinking really energize anyone?