Withdrawal from Paris Climate Deal Pleases Small Businesses, Energizes Environmental Activists

Trump's pulling out of the Paris climate deal "adds passion to the left, which brings us one step closer to Speaker [Nancy] Pelosi,” says Republican consultant John Weaver of Ohio. It means "real trouble for our party." It will mean new money and new energy to oppose those who think global warming is a hoax. … Continue reading Withdrawal from Paris Climate Deal Pleases Small Businesses, Energizes Environmental Activists

9% of Obama Supporters Voted for Trump

"...We’ve learned that 9 percent of Barack Obama’s voters flipped to Trump, including 22 percent of Obama’s non–college educated white voters. That’s what matters most. There are plenty of non-deplorables out there." -- Michael Tomasky, "Elitism Is Liberalism's Big Problem," New Republic. Liberals, he writes, "haven’t made their peace with middle America. Which is a pretty … Continue reading 9% of Obama Supporters Voted for Trump

What Will It Take for Trump Supporters to See the Error of Their Ways?

Former GOP House Speaker John Boehner calls Trump's presidency "a complete disaster," but Trump seems to be holding his core supporters. I try to put myself in the mindset of people who voted for Trump and now or will soon regret it. The 1976 election was a hold-your-breath squeaker, and some people who supported Jimmy Carter over … Continue reading What Will It Take for Trump Supporters to See the Error of Their Ways?

No Historical Parallel to Trump’s Disastrous Start

I cannot remember any historical parallel where a new president faced such legal challenges so early. Even the besieged Jimmy Carter had an eight-month honeymoon of popularity before the Bert Lance "scandal" erupted and valued aide Lance was forced to resign. He was eventually cleared of wrongdoing, but not until 1980. A special counsel was … Continue reading No Historical Parallel to Trump’s Disastrous Start

Conservative/Republican Angst Is Just Desserts

The conservative movement and Republican Party seem to be imploding with infighting over Donald Trump. Less than four months after Donald Trump took office, at least two Republican members of Congress are floating the idea of Trump's impeachment (Source: Breitbart.com).  Others are fantasizing about President Mike Pence. Conservative discussion boards are fraught with infighting, criticism of … Continue reading Conservative/Republican Angst Is Just Desserts