With Friends Like These: Marlon Marshall and Jeremy Bird

    At one time, Marlon Marshall was believed to be on the short list of possible Clinton campaign managers.  Eventually, that job went to Robby Mook.  That does not mean that Marshall is the odd man out.  Mook and Marshall are practically connected at the hip.  Many consider Marshall Mook’s right hand man.  Known as “the Reverend” in Democratic circles for instilling zeal in his operatives, | Read More »

    EXCLUSIVE: The Hillary Diaries- August Edition

    In the continuing tradition of transparency and openness that characterizes the Clinton campaign, I bring you another edition of the private diarrhea diary of Hillary Clinton: 8/1- Dear diary:  Released tax returns and medical records today.  I challenge Bernie to do the same and explain why he drools when he talks.  And that frog in his throat…is that annoying or what?  And what’s all this I hear | Read More »

    2016 Gubernatorial Races: August Happenings in Review

    INDIANA: In 2008, Democrat Jim Schellinger unsuccessfully sought the nod to run for Governor.  Some expected him to enter the race in 2016.  However, Mike Pence recently appointed him to the Indiana Economic Development Corporation which all but takes him out of the gubernatorial picture.  Keep your enemies close, or just bad politics?  Wouldn’t a crowded Democratic primary favor Pence?  Meanwhile, as soon as she | Read More »

    The Battle for the 2016 House- August Edition

    Happenings, observations and musings from around the country in US House races for 2016: AZ-01: Democrat Tom O’Halleran has entered the race setting up a Democratic primary challenge against Barbara McGuire. AZ-02: Former state representative Matt Heinz will take on Victoria Steele in the Democratic Party’s primary to challenge Rep. Martha McSally (R-AZ) 58%. AZ-09: The House’s resident bisexual witch- Krysten Sinema- | Read More »

    Planned Parenthood Needs Your Support

    Katha Pollitt, a columnist for The Nation, a liberal rag that sometimes passes itself off as an intellectual exercise, recently published an article so absurd in its assertions as to induce either silly laughter or crying for the author’s stupidity.  For those of you who wish to read the original article, it can be found here. The bottom line of the pro-death movement is put | Read More »

    The Battle for the Senate- 2016: August Happenings in Review

    Having made it through the dog days of August and as the kids head back to school, a summary of US Senate 2016 happenings: ARKANSAS:  In the “Really? Why?” Department, Democratic US Attorney Conner Eldridge is said to be considering a run against Boozman.  Not only is Arkansas now a reliably red state, Boozman really has not done anything to upset anyone.  It is hard | Read More »

    GOP Presidential Betting Odds: Has the Debate Changed the Equation?

    I have been tracking the Vegas and British odds on the GOP nomination race since March and I updated them in June.  Without getting into the methodology, in the interest of consistency, I use the same three sources (the British odds are a composite of three outlets).  Since there are 16 candidates (I excluded Gilmore), they are divided into four tiers of 4 candidates each | Read More »

    With Friends Like These- Harold Ickes- Part 2

    In the previous entry, I showed how Harold Ickes wormed his way into the Clinton inner circle and became a key operative in the White House and the 1996 reelection effort.  During that time, he gravitated towards Hillary and became a close friend.  His association with unions infiltrated with organized crime were essentially covered up by the Clinton White House in the case of the | Read More »

    In Defense of Birthright Citizenship

    Donald Trump brought it up, but it is hardly a new contentious topic with immigration reform- birthright citizenship.  For those who argue against it, much of the argument is rooted in ignorance of the history and a tendency to see things in terms of black and whites.  Such is not the case.  For the first 100 years of this country’s Constitutional existence, there was no | Read More »

    What’s Behind the Continual Appeal of Ben Carson?

    To many on the Left, Ben Carson remains an enigma.  Most of the attention on the “outsider” candidates focuses on two other people for different reasons.  With Donald Trump, it is his personality and ego and over-the-top statements.  Almost self-describing himself as the anti-PC candidate, his rhetoric could be rude and his tone nasty.  That appeals to some people who dress it up as, “He | Read More »