Taegan Goddard says a Democratic Wave may be forming:
[T]he biggest factor may be a demoralized Republican party. With no hope of defeating Hillary Clinton and growing disgust over their own nominee, many Republicans may not even bother to vote.
The early evidence is striking. Last week’s ABC/Washington Post poll found a sharp 12-point decline in enthusiasm for Trump among his supporters. The latest poll shows intended participation of these voters has followed: The share of registered Republicans who are likely to vote is down 7 points since mid-October.
Trump’s own defeatist rhetoric over a “rigged” election may also be backfiring. Why participate in an election if you believe the outcome is predetermined?
At the same time, Clinton is shifting her attention to downballot races.
Yeah, you either love it or hate it. I love it – a show I started watching three years ago when I was looking for something to do with my 19 year old son in the dead of winter. Anyway… I’m hooked. Season 7 starts tonight. It airs at the same time as Westworld (HBO’s […]
Washington Post: “Emboldened by polls predicting an electoral-college landslide in the presidential race, Clinton is shifting her strategy to lift up other Democrats coast to coast. She and her party are rushing to capitalize on a turbulent turn in Trump’s candidacy, which has ruptured the Republican Party, to make down-ballot gains that seemed unlikely just a month ago.”
“For Clinton, the move is opportunistic and has governing implications. If elected, a mandate may not be enough for her to muscle a progressive agenda on immigration and other issues through a Republican-controlled Congress. She would almost certainly govern more efficiently with Democratic majorities.”
Jason has always complained about the Democratic Party lacking a simple overarching narrative or direction. Or something like that. He says it most when confronted by our milquetoast Delaware Democrats like Tom Carper and John Carney. He says their bipartisan yearning and middle of the road preening obfuscates what the Democratic Party stands for. More times than not, he is right.
This video puts into words exactly what I have always believed to be the theme and purpose of the Democratic Party in my lifetime. Elizabeth Warren, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, John Lewis and Tim Kaine narrate it.
Vice President Joe Biden took Donald Trump to task over comments he made bragging about his ability to grope women, saying he wished he were in high school so “I could take him behind the gym,” ABC News reports.
Said Biden: “What he said and did and does is the text book definition of sexual assault. He said because I am famous, because I am a star, because I am a billionaire I can do things other people cant. What a disgusting assertion for anyone to make.”
Rachel Maddow says Biden should probably apologize. Conservative commenters on Twitter are saying if Trump had said that, the media would go nuts. Maybe. But when Donald threatens violence, he does it to bully or intimidate. Joe’s reason: to stand up for women. To stand up to a bully. When a man hits a woman, that man can expect a beating, and there is nothing at all to apologize for.
Don’t you apologize, Joe. Don’t you dare.
Everyone has good reasons for not watching the crap being put on TV by the NFL right now. For me: 2) It has been warm and sunny the last few Sundays. Only a twit would stay in to watch TV on during an Indian Summer. and.. 1) TOO MANY holding fouls called away from the […]
This must watch clip is from the Rachel Maddow show. Sean Lynn posted it to FB this morning and notes that anti-intellectualism is something we need to guard against. I would add that the “anti-intellectualism” and civic ignorance that Souter laments is abetted by the kind of sham “bi-partisanship” John Carney and other Dems are so devoted to. It is a fetishized bi-partisanship not aimed at solving problems but is intended to muddy the political waters and decrease individual accountability among legislators.
It should be clear to all voters who was responsible for the economic collapse of 2008, for example. It should be obvious to voters which President “created ISIS” through a reckless foreign policy. But it isn’t obvious because we have Democrats like John Carney who are totally devoted to exculpating Republicans in pursuit of “bi-partisanship.”
Skip to about 2:40 to start at Souter’s remarks.
I knew it was going to be a disaster. The Al Smith dinner is a New York City tradition during the quadrennial Presidential Election cycle, a white-tie charity dinner at the Waldorf Astoria where both candidates give what are supposed to be self deprecating humorous roasts of themselves and their rival. Kinda like the White House Correspondent’s Dinner. The dinner benefits Roman Catholic charities but also serves as a civil break in the tension of a campaign. I knew Donald Trump would be a disaster at this. First off, he cannot ever take even the slightest ribbing. He takes ultimate offense at any joke about him because he has a massive ego but is also massively insecure as a man. Second, he hates Hillary because she is a woman and because she is beating him, so it would be impossible to be light heartedly funny about her. His jokes would be vicious and mean.
To be fair, Trump started off ok. And then he went off the rails and just started delivering his stump speech with no jokes, and he was booed off the stage. Rightfully so.
I am working on getting recordings of the full debate between gubernatorial candidates John Carney (D) and Colin Bonini (R) and congressional candidates Lisa Blunt Rochester (D) and Hans Riegle (R) as speak. I will post them when they become available.
You just knew he could not be a gracious loser, right? Years of authoritarian entitlement and corruption do not prepare one to accept the will of the people, so what do you do? You file suit to have the winner disqualified.
After the first Presidential debate on September 26th, Charlie Copeland released a statement saying that Donald Trump won the debate with a performance that made it clear that he should be supported by Republicans, Democrats and Independents alike.
Since that time Trump has revealed the fact that he is a serial sexual predator who feels that his celebrity status gives him the freedom to grab women “by the pussy.” He has supported Russian geopolitical aims, and taken election aid directly from the Kremlin, and last night Trump said that he will keep the country “in suspense” over the question of whether or not the peaceful transfer of power will continue in American.
And yet Charlie Copeland still fully supports Donald Trump for President. That is appalling. It is one thing for Charlie Copeland to have political differences with Democrats, but to fully support a candidate that is attacking a vital tenant of our system, the notion that election results are honored and accepted by winners and losers alike, that is simply appalling.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) October 20, 2016
The key tell of the evening: A smiling ectastic Hillary leaves the stage and hugs her daughter and then proceeds to stay and shake hands with all the guests. A dour Trump remained behind his podium until Clinton left the stage (so as to avoid shaking hands with her) and then waiting on stage, looking grim and tired, until his family came up onto the stage to see him. And then he left immediately.
She absolutely destroyed him. And then he destroyed himself. Yes, he gave relatively calm and coherent, although reprehensible, answers in the first 30 minutes. But all it took for him to go off the rails was minor needling by Hillary about his Vegas Trump Tower being made of Chinese steel, his choking in Mexico, his hiring of undocumented workers, and his being a puppet for Putin.
There’s no debating who has the need for speed in the @WhiteHouse.
— Jay Leno's Garage (@LenosGarage) October 19, 2016
The Secret Service let Vice President of these United States Joe Biden drive his 1967 Corvette when Jay Leno turned up, and the first thing he does is a glorious American burnout.
In a tweeted preview of the upcoming season of Jay Leno’s Garage, Jay shows up to the Secret Service’s training grounds to meet up with Vice President Joe Biden and his 1967 Corvette that he isn’t usually allowed to drive.