Megan Henney of Fox Business reported that economies in 4 key states could held determine whether Trump wins of loses in 2020. So which states? Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Iowa, 4 battleground states that Trump won in 2016? On Fox? Are you kidding. The economies in those 4 states are tanking-- and so is Trump's favorability ratings. Those 4 Midwestern states, representing 52 electoral votes, are suffering from Trump's economic policies.
Jonathan Martin's headline in the New York Times this morning said it all: 'Stop Sanders' Democrats Are Agonizing Over His Momentum. He starts with "a closed door gathering of about 100 wealthy liberal donors in San Francisco last month" freaking out about Bernie winning the nomination. These are people who have been served well by the status quo. They all want women to be allowed to have abortions and they support gays marrying each other.
Sunday morning, we took a quick look at the Republican power play in Wisconsin, where, having lost complete control of the executive branch, they have now called a special lame duck session before Scott Walker is shown the door, to hobble Democratic governor-elect Tony Evers and attorney general-elect Josh
Mutiny by Nancy OhanianEarly in the cycle, I noticed that a reasonable theme to cover would be Trump as an albatross whose reverse coattails would pull down Republican candidates across the country-- particularly in districts with large numbers of independent covers. I asked Nancy Ohanian, the best of the political artists, what she thought about it.
Those Who Will Gain The Most If Trump Trashes Healthcare For Billionaire Tax Cuts, Are On The Warpath-- Against Dean Heller
Yesterday we embedded the TV ad the shady Trump-Pence SuperPAC, America First Policies, ran to slam Nevada Republican Dean Heller for standing up for Nevadans getting healthcare through the Affordable Care Act's Medicaid expansion and refusing to vote for TrumpCare.
Today’s the day in GA-06. The most recent poll shows Ossoff up but within the margin of error, as most polls have shown. This one has Ossoff winning with 49.7% to Handel’s 48.0%, despite Ryan and Trump pouting tens of millions of dollars into the race. Many see the race as a referendum on Trump. 91% of Ossoff voters have an unfavorable opinion him and 78% of Handel voters have a favorable opinion.
Here at DWT, we spend a lot of time fretting about the future of a very divided Democratic Party, in which grassroots progressives are fighting to prevent the party from wandering off in the same old disastrous neoliberal direction its elites insist on in return for the financing they provide to bolster the careers of the elected officials who dominate the party's decision-making process. But not today.