2016 US Senate Happenings: September in Review

    There has been some developments in the battle for the US Senate in 2016 in September.  Without further ado: ARKANSAS: It’s confirmed- former federal prosecutor Conner Eldridge has entered the race on the Democratic side.  Ho hum… CALIFORNIA:  Former GOP chair Duf Sundheim has entered the race.  This delights the Democrats who believe that too many Republicans will split the vote and allow a Harris-Sanchez | Read More »

    The Battle for the House in 2016: September News

    Labor day is a thing of the distant past and the kids are back at school.  September must be in the rear view mirror, so its time to recap some House race developments from the past month. CA-17: The House Ethics Office released a bad report against Mike Honda which dents him in his upcoming reelection efforts. CA-21: Seems the Democrats are not too keen | Read More »

    The Week That Was

    Much has happened over the last week and this is just some general commentary on current events. Scott Walker Quits the Race:  My choice for the nomination was the second to go.  The reason I supported Walker was because I believed he was the best choice to bring together the various factions of the Republican Party and present a united front against Clinton in 2016. | Read More »

    The October Supreme Court Docket

    October 5th is the first Monday in October and the start of the 2015 Supreme Court term.  There is the potential for some big cases with the two biggest so far being the legality of public worker union agency shop arrangements and who counts in the census for redistricting purposes.  This latter case could have a profound impact on the balance of power at all | Read More »

    The GOP Field Odds After Debate #2

    After the second debate, every candidate claimed they achieved what they set out to do.  Flash polls taken immediately after the poll gave the victory to either Trump or Fiorina which is interesting since they had perhaps the best dust up although Fiorina clearly had the more memorable lines.  Flash polls mean very little; they are initial reactions to what happened and have no bearing | Read More »

    With Friends Like These: John Podesta- Part 2

    In the previous entry, I described Podesta’s rise to power within the Democratic Party and the Clinton inner circle.  Being a good politician, he straddled the line of loyalty between Hillary and Barack Obama.  Obama and Clinton policies and tactics are classic textbook versions of his Center for American Progress (CAP) policies.  This is a group conceived as a think tank that quickly evolved into | Read More »

    Keeping the Eye on the Prize

    The stakes in 2016 are too high for this country to endure another four years of a Democrat in the White House.  Like most here, I have my favorite candidate who I believe would be the best choice for the GOP.  All candidates have some warts, but all be would more palatable than Hillary Clinton (well, maybe not all). As we head towards more debates, | Read More »

    Recent Attacks on Political Free Speech

    Ever since the Supreme Court handed down its Citizens United decision, the Left has been apoplectic in their response and has been trying their best to limit the effects of that ruling.  Without getting into the minute details, suffice to say the Court ruled that campaign contributions were a form of political speech and under the First Amendment restrictions on political speech must survive the highest form | Read More »

    Dog Piling on Fiorina

    It would appear that by virtue of her solid performance in the second debate, attention has turned to Carly Fiorina.  The criticisms have come hard and heavy and center on (1) her tenure at Hewlett-Packard, (2) her past “conservative” record, or lack thereof, and (3) her run against Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) 6% in 2010.  With increased popularity comes increased scrutiny and | Read More »

    What Do Hispanics Want?

    Much has been made of the Hispanic vote in the 2016 election.  It makes sense in certain states where the Hispanic vote can make a difference in a close election and awarding of that state’s electoral votes.  However, it must be realized that the Republican candidate need not “win” the Hispanic vote outright nationally or even in particular states.  An improvement over 2008 or 2012 | Read More »