In her keynote address, former first lady Michelle Obama said, “Whenever we look to this White House for some leadership or consolation or any semblance of steadiness, what we get instead is chaos, division, and a total and utter lack of empathy.”
It will be interesting to see how Joe Biden, Sen. Kamala Harris and the other speakers deal with the enormous decline in cross-party civility that Donald Trump has engendered.
Most of us know that to be president you probably have to do some things that are less pure than the driven snow. But Donald Trump is carrying this to previously unimagined heights.
The Senate majority leader supports President Trump’s effort to change the payroll tax by presidential edict.
Perez was questioned in the Zoom event by two Minnesotans, Republican ex-Rep. Vin Weber and Democrat Justin Buoen, who managed Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s presidential campaign.
He’s interviewed on two excellent podcasts, one hosted by David Plouffe and the other by Al Franken.
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.