Election Update: September 8, 2020

Pennsylvania, Florida Are Tight; Biden Shows Some Life in Ohio The only change this week is I’m moving Pennsylvania to Tossup. It’s probably more lean Biden, but several polls have shown it close and shown Biden under 50 percent. While I think that’s a pretty OK place for Biden to be right now, Trump isContinue reading “Election Update: September 8, 2020”

Election Update: August 31, 2020

Is The Race Tightening, Is It Not? Analysis The Pundit Paranoia Eight Weeks Out If you’ve been politically active in the past week, you’ve probably heard a lot of “Trump’s reelection chances rising!” takes. With the RNC ending and chaos and violence breaking out in some cities – most notable Kenosha, in a swing countyContinue reading “Election Update: August 31, 2020”

Why Democrats Might Get Blamed For Problems Trump Caused

Preconceived Notions Are Hard To Break, And The One Here Is Democrats = Crime The United States is on the brink of civil war. I don’t think we can look at what happened in Kenosha, Wisconsin in the wake of the Jacob Blake shooting, and in Portland, Oregon this weekend and conclude anything else. TwoContinue reading “Why Democrats Might Get Blamed For Problems Trump Caused”

Progressives Are At A Natural Electoral Disadvantage

It’s Not Easy To Convince Voters You Love A Country That You Want To Fundamentally Change Something struck me this week about the Republican National Convention. On the surface, it looks like a big old mess. They put forward figures like as prime time speakers like the McCloskeys, the St. Louis couple who pointed gunsContinue reading “Progressives Are At A Natural Electoral Disadvantage”

This Is Exactly The America Trump Voters Wanted

The Chaos And Misery Are The Price They’re Making Us Pay For Wanting A Better Nation When I was in the Fifth Grade at a private Catholic school in Queens, we enrolled the school’s only black student – Donell. His mother had enrolled him because she hoped he would have better opportunity at a goodContinue reading “This Is Exactly The America Trump Voters Wanted”

Election Update: August 18, 2020

Kamala Harris Joins The Ticket, And The Race Continues To Be Stable. Well, the Democrats have a ticket. Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden picked California Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate. Harris was the favorite for the job, and will become the third woman to be nominated by a major party for vice presidentContinue reading “Election Update: August 18, 2020”

How New York City’s Left Found Their Footing And Started Winning

What Started As Disorganized Movement Of White Transplants Is Now A Growing Socialist Machine Few people have been a bigger critic of the “left” than me. For over a decade, I dismissed the leftist movement, specifically in New York City, as a ragtag band of unfocused dreamers who throw around words like “socialism” and “revolution,”Continue reading “How New York City’s Left Found Their Footing And Started Winning”

Yoho’s Apology Is The Right Wing Version Of ‘Sorry, Not Sorry’

Florida Man Is Only Really Sorry We Heard Him. I watched Rep. Ted Yoho’s (R-Fla.) so-called “apology” for calling Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez…eh…I won’t repeat it here, but it rhymes with “ducking mitch.” It wasn’t much of an apology, but a justification for doing what he did. He appeared contrived and not at all magnanimous. ItContinue reading “Yoho’s Apology Is The Right Wing Version Of ‘Sorry, Not Sorry’”

How Much Damage Can This Man Do In Six Months?

Donald Trump Is Embattled, Weak And Losing, And That’s A Very Dangerous Situation A few months after Donald Trump took office as president, I started a new career in real estate. Starting out, I had the opportunity to meet a New York City real estate big wig and we got to talking about Trump, whomContinue reading “How Much Damage Can This Man Do In Six Months?”

Election Update: July 20, 2020

15 Weeks Until The 2020 Presidential Election. Biden Up Big With the presidential election only 15 weeks away from tomorrow, I’m going to take the time on my blog every Monday do what I’ve been doing every four years since 2000 – predict elections and give some analysis of what is going on. Below isContinue reading “Election Update: July 20, 2020”