Like the tea-party stirrings among Republicans in 2009, Bernie Sanders is a sign that liberal activists are looking for a fight. Organized labor is threatening to challenge vulnerable moderate Democrats in primaries if they vote for the president’s fast-track trade authority. The newly-aggressive grassroots are letting their ideology blind them to political realities. Since left extremists like Ralph Nader (even with Michael Moore’s backing) never pull more than about 3% of the vote, and all they’ve accomplished is the election of George Bush II, it looks like Clinton and the Democrats may be doomed in 2016 as Gore was in 2000. [Read more…]
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The populist recipe is universal. Find a wound common to many, ... Enrapture your followers with a good story. One that starts in anger and ends in vengeance they can participate in." Andrés Rondón, a Venezuelan tells us how they failed disrupt populism, and the four steps they learned only too late. (1) Remember, you are the enemy. (2) Show no contempt. (3) Don't try to force Trump out. (4) What to do instead ... [Read more...]
Today, Mar 23, 2017, the Trump and the Republicans will tried (and failed) to get the House to pass Trumpcare. You should know what they were trying to do. The Republican-dominated CBO said this would have brought the total uninsured to 52 million by 2016. But what does Trump say? On Valentine’s day, he tweeted that Trumpcare would “save health care for ALL Americans.” Don't bet on it.
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