Politics & Fleas

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Coronavirus Reveals Trump’s Planned Obsolescence

As COVID-19 begins its inevitable “community transmission” phase around the United States, the purveyors of the conventional wisdom are largely focused on President Trump’s (and by extension, prayerful Vice President Pence’s) incompetence and his self-serving, empathy-free approach to the coronavirus. And it is true that, as with all things Trump, it seems that all he…

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What Bernie Revealed On 60 Minutes

Here’s the thing Bernie’s peeps have to remember about political gaffes like Bernie praising Castro’s literacy program … their POV is not an accurate barometer for judging the electorate at large. That’s why it might not matter that the Anti-Castro Cuban community in South Florida is fading away and younger Cuban-Americans skew Democratic and Americans…

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SOTU: The Reagan Reboot Strikes Again

As I predicted yesterday, Trump launched the second part of his Reagan Reboot last night with a mendacious sales-pitch for reelection rooted in his trumped-up version of Morning In America. With the Fed’s low rates and its willingness to artificially inflate the market through the Repo Loan ATM machine … and with investors unwilling to…

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The Irony Of Iowa’s Caucus Crack-Up

Whether the Iowa Caucus mess is due to shadowy malfeasance or par-for-the-course incompetence, it kinda corners the Dems into a Bernie or bust situation. They cannot win without his supporters. Period, full-stop. They have to have his enthusiasm, his youth vote and his GOTV infrastructure, which has been active for nearly five years. But if…

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The Impeachment Blunder

It’s been my contention that Impeachment is one of the great political blunders of my lifetime … worse than Susan Estrich putting Dukakis in a tank, almost worse than Gore ghosting then-sitting President Clinton and perhaps even worse than Hillary skipping Wisconsin. I have privately debated the wisdom of Impeachment with Democrats, and publicly criticized…