- Abortion rights group should be give Indiana Secretary of State Rokita an award. With the abortion issue being returned to the states, there is nothing they would have liked more than making the abortion issue be about denying the procedure to 10 year old rape victims. In steps Rokita who gives them exactly what they want. Even if Rokita's investigation uncovers misdeeds by the Hoosier abortion doctor, the political narrative has been lost. Rokita's maneuvering on this issue is the dumbest political moves since...
- House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy pulled all Republicans off the J6 Committee. I know McCarthy was just doing what Trump wanted, but Trump will still put the blame on McCarthy for the debacle of leaving the former President's advocates off the committee. I'm not convinced his groveling to Trump is going to earn McCarthy the speakership. Don't be surprised if in 2023 we are hearing about Speaker Elise Stefanik.
- The website Five Thirty Eight's Senate model how has the Democrats with a 55% chance to take control of the Senate. Why the dramatic change in the outlook? Because many Trump backed Senate nominees are falling down on the campaign trail.
“Throughout history, it has been the inaction of those who could have acted; the indifference of those who should have known better; the silence of the voice of justice when it mattered most; that has made it possible for evil to triumph.” Haile Selassie
Friday, July 29, 2022
J6 Committee Uncovers Details on Trump's Refusal to Take Action to Stop Violent Insurrection He Helped Foment
Friday, July 22, 2022
Republicans are on the Verge of Blowing their Chance to Win a Senate Majority
Wednesday, July 13, 2022
Why is the Iowa Senate Race Being Written Off as Not Competitive?
|Admiral Michael Franken|
Franken was born in Sioux County, Iowa. He was one of nine children. During his youth, Franken worked alongside his father at the Lebanon Farm Shop, working with farm equipment and trucks. When he was 17 years old, Franken began working at Sioux Preme Packing Company to pay for college. He also worked as bar manager, math tutor, bouncer, and as a law firm’s civil engineer. Franken earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering, a master’s degree from the College of Physics at the Naval Postgraduate School and professional studies at MIT, UVA’s Darden School of Business, and the Brookings Institute.
Franken was a member of the U.S. Navy. He retired from military service as a three-star admiral in 2017.
Franken worked in a variety of positions in Washington, D.C. He was the first military officer on Senator Ted Kennedy’s staff. He also worked in the U.S. Department of Defense.
- I have twice unsubscribed from Trump emails, the latest time about a week ago. Despite my effort to get off the Trump campaign mailing list, on Tuesday, I received 12 emails from Trump wanting money.
- Sen. Lindsey Graham failed in his effort to quash a criminal court subpoena from the Georgia grand jury investigating Trump's efforts to overturn the election results in that state. That was expected. Quashing a criminal subpoena is extremely difficult...as I'm sure his attorneys told him. Now Graham has a dilemma. He may well be called upon to answer questions that could implicate him in a crime. That would leave him with no choice but to claim the 5th. Not a good look for a sitting U.S. Senator.
- An analyst with FiveThirtyEight looked at 6 pre-Dobbs and 6 post-Dobbs generic congressional ballot polls and concluded that there was a 3 point swing in favor of Democrats.. A couple more post-Dobbs generic ballot polls just came in so I did an 8 pre and 8 post poll comparison. That analysis shows a swing of 1.7 in favor of the Republicans. A caveat though - those two new polls were very favorable for Republicans, showing the GOP with 8 point leads on the generic congressional ballot. In short, it's too early to know what effect Dobbs reversing Roe will have on the election. My guess is the decision is going to be helpful to Democrats, but fall far short of the political earthquake they were hoping for.