This morning buffoon of a National Economic Council Director, Larry Kudlow, gave a bumbling overview of the trade framework the US agreed to with China yesterday on ABC This Week. Thankfully Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin cleared things up on Fox News Sunday. Tariffs have been put on hold on both sides, and China has committed … Continue reading 2018: The Year Of Trade – Part 5
In a March 25 post on the state of trade negotiations I said: "This is precisely why the stock market is holdings up quite well in the face of D.C. “chaos”. The market knows full well this is the most business-friendly administration in modern American history and that it will not allow the globe to … Continue reading Democrats’ Path To A Midterm Loss Widens And “2018: The Year Of Trade – Part 4”
I have a evolved in my stance on abortion. With a highly conservative background I have long been staunchly pro life; and like most pro lifers I let my personal belief inform my political belief. My evolution began in earnest when I started challenging fellow pro lifers with a thought experiment: If feasible, would you … Continue reading Personally Pro Life. Politically Pro Choice.
In a poorly named (by the PPH editorial team) op-ed to the Portland Press Herald last month, I said: "If The Times does not beat him to it with an inside scoop, I suspect there is one final Mueller report to come that officially confirms a Trump campaign-coordinated handoff of Russian-hacked DNC-Clinton emails from Russia … Continue reading Mueller Closing In On Trump/Russia Collusion
A Democrat Party loss in the 2018 midterms would be: loss of seats in the Senate, and failure to take the House. With the Real Clear Politics Generic Ballot currently sitting at D+6, the headline odds point to a Democrat "victory" - call it 75 percent (i.e. 25 percent chance of "loss"). Looking at the … Continue reading Why The Democrats Are Likely To Lose In 2018
I recently submitted an op-ed to the Portland Press Herald entitled "The Case for Trump/Russia Collusion." The PPH ran the op-ed, but with the title "Democrats need policy response to Trump, not just impeachment goal" and subtitle "Even if collusion is confirmed, it's not necessarily grounds to expel the president." This was highly misleading, as … Continue reading Nonsense Title By The Portland Press Herald
Maggie Haberman is out this morning with a column on the recent CNBC report that Mueller is looking at Roger Stone's relationship with Rick Gates. Haberman spoke with Stone by phone. "But Mr. Stone has insisted that he had no prior knowledge and that he was acting off what the WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, had … Continue reading Roger Stone Is A Liar – Part 2
In his recently-released rap battle with TI, Kanye West said (2:20): "Lotta people agree with me but they too scared to speak up." I have long said that President Trump is in the process of single-handedly destroying the Democrat Party as we know it today, so I am giving Kanye too much credit with my … Continue reading Did “Ye” Just Single-Handedly Destroy The Democrat Party?
The New York Times continues to dazzle us with its complete disregard for the constitutional underpinnings of our great democracy. Core to the underpinning is the neutral arbiter status of the federal court system and the SCOTUS. The Ninth District chose to go activist in an attempt to thwart the "authoritarian" Donald Trump, and recently … Continue reading The NYT Pooping Itself Constitutionally
The Real Clear Politics generic ballot summary currently sits at D+7. This is bad. But things could be starting to move against Democrats as evidenced by the collapse in their Quinnipiac lead. The Quinnipiac generic ballot poll has tracked well the unfavorability of the GOP, rising to as high as D+15 in February. So the … Continue reading Quinnipiac Generic Poll Tightening