The political scientists are missing the point It isn't demographics or issues which determine election results; it is the candidates themselves

From The Wall Street Journal: Coalition of the Descendant ‘I argued that demographics favored the Democrats. I was wrong.’ By James Freeman | September 15, 2017 | 10:51 a.m. ET Hard as it may be to believe, this could be the beginning of the end of identity politics. The intellectual godfather of the Democratic Party’s …

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President Trump’s ‘deplorable’ foreign policy worked!

But, but, but, how can this be? I mean, to accept this story as true is to accept, inter alia, that President Trump’s tactics have worked, and that just can’t be the case. From The Pirate’s Cove: Doom Averted: North Korea Backs Down On Firing Missiles At Guam By William Teach August 15, 2017 – …

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Shirking responsibility Real leaders don't blame other people for their failures

The President of the United States tweeted: Can you believe that Mitch McConnell, who has screamed Repeal & Replace for 7 years, couldn't get it done. Must Repeal & Replace ObamaCare! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 10, 2017 Really? I seem to recall that candidate Donald Trump ran on promises that: “We’re going to …

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The New York Times tries to explain the Russia connection; Hillary Clinton tries to explain her loss

From the Opinion Page: The Russians Were Involved. But It Wasn’t About Collusion. By Daniel Hoffman1 | July 28, 2017 Russians are fond of a proverb, “besplatniy sir biyvaet tol’ko v mishelovke”: “Free cheese can be found only in a mousetrap.” Having long considered the United States its main enemy, the Kremlin deploys a full …

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I’ve seen this before

From The New York Times: The Democratic Party Is in Worse Shape Than You Thought Thomas B. Edsall | Contributing Op-Ed Writer | June 8, 2017 Sifting through the wreckage of the 2016 election, Democratic pollsters, strategists and sympathetic academics have reached some unnerving conclusions. What the autopsy reveals is that Democratic losses among working …

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Ford cancels Mexico plant; Ford stock jumps The incoming President is doing what he said he would do, even before he takes office

Darn it! I wish that I’d had more money to buy Ford when the stock was below $2.00! Ford cancels Mexico plant. Will create 700 U.S. jobs in ‘vote of confidence’ in Trump Ford is canceling plans to build a new plant in Mexico. It will invest $700 million in Michigan instead, creating 700 new …

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Oh, wahhh! The media are upset that Donald Trump ditched the press pool again

I did not vote for Donald Trump, but so far, he’s impressing me. From CNN: Trump ditches press pool to play golf By Eugene Scott and Kevin Liptak, CNN | Updated 3:07 PM ET, Sat December 31, 2016 (CNN) President-elect Donald Trump ditched his press pool Saturday to play golf, the latest example of his …

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Yes, Barack Obama would have (probably) won a third term!

From The Washington Post: President Obama says he could have beaten Trump — Trump says ‘NO WAY!’ By Michael Kranish December 26 at 5:02 PM President Obama said in an interview released Monday that he could have beaten Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump “if I had run again.” In his most pointed critique yet, Obama …

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A good start: Donald Trump puts government contractors on notice concerning cost overruns They'll be watched a lot more closely under the Trump Administration

My favorite CNNMoney reporter has been busy: Donald Trump to CEOs: Look out by Heather Long | @byHeatherLong | December 12, 2016: 12:56 PM ET Be ready for Trump to tweet about your company — and not in a flattering way. Today Lockheed Martin (LMT) is on Trump’s bad list. “The F-35 program and cost …

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The blunt question: if the Russians did hack our election, did they do us a favor? Keeping Hillary Clinton out of the White House was the best possible result

You can always count on The First Street Journal, and me, to ask the brutally direct questions: The question no one has guts to ask: If Russian intervention changed election result, did they do us a favor by stopping @HillaryClinton ? — Dana Pico (@Dana_TFSJ) December 11, 2016 Twitter limits posts to 140 spaces, so …

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