Tag Archives: POTUS

Larger Editorial: Conservative Never Trump is Dead, Long Live Liberal Never Trump

  The conservative version of The Never Trump Movement is dead. But that does not mean the Never Trump Movement itself is dead. The sad truth of the Never Trump movement is that it came paradoxically too late and too early. It arrived at the exact time it was too late to beat Trump in the Republican… Read More »

Is Obama Right in Saying Trump Won’t Succeed Him as President?

Recently, Barack Obama spoke to a group of Los Angeles fundraisers. [I wonder if Bill Maher was there? I’m guessing not. I wonder if Obama’s swinging by tonight’s Real Time episode? Also, I’m guessing not.] And he made the bold prediction that Trump isn’t “succeeding” him as President. Now sure, that sounds like sound money… Read More »

Needless to Say, Hillary Clinton is Beyond “Qualified” to be President

This article won’t be very long. Recently, Bernie Sanders—-auditioning for the role of “distant relative everybody is a little disappointed showed up to the family reunion”—-decided to keep destroying his legacy by hammering Hillary harder than he has in the past. He even said she was not “qualified” to be president, even though everybody pretty… Read More »

Is Thinking Black Leaders are Sell-Outs the Ultimate White Privilege?

In episode 9 of “A Year Long Conversation” we dissect the divisions in the progressive movement between age, gender, and particularly race. Because there’s a weird phenomenon out there: young, white progressives who have had relatively good lives seem to think that even black leaders are now part of “The Machine.” They seem to view themselves as more… Read More »

Why Bernie Can’t Beat ANY of the Five GOP Potential Nominees

I know, I know, Bernie’s fans won’t believe a word I say about him or his electability chances, but I’m hoping against hope that I can convince at least some people before it’s too late. Realistically, there are five GOP candidates who could be the nominee (sorry Ben Carson). When you really start to crunch… Read More »

Why Obama Should NOT Go for the Recess Appointment

Quick legal summary: When there is a vacancy on The Supreme Court, the President gets the power to nominate a replacement. If they filibuster his nominee, it doesn’t get through, and he could technically not fill that vacancy even if they filibuster all his nominees for years. [Although so far a nominee has never been filibustered.] However, if congress is in… Read More »

Does Anton Scalia’s Death Make 2016 Race More Real?

It’s never a great thing to celebrate the passing of the dead, but Supreme Court Justice Anton Scalia wasn’t a great person. In fact, he was a really awful person, and having him on the Supreme Court is the rough equivalent of Justice Fred Phelps. [Or as long-suffering Alabamaians know all too well, Chief Justice… Read More »

Another Day, Another Dem Debate (But No Dollars)

6:02–It took me a minute to find what channel PBS is. 6:03–It looks like a Bernie crowd, he got slightly more enthusiastic applause than she did. 6:06–Bernie’s opening speech is seemingly endless. He’s talked for several minutes straight. Might wear himself out by the end of this. He talked too long in his New Hampshire… Read More »