February 2019

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Socialism – Top Issue for 2020 Election?

Socialism vs. Capitalism is Shaping Up as the Top Issue for the 2020 Presidential Election It looks like the Democratic Party will fracture itself in the run-up to the 2020 Democratic Presidential Nomination with the key battle over the future of that party – socialism or traditional democratic issues like helping blue collar workers. The battle will play out between traditional Establishment Democrats like former VP Joe Biden and socialists like Sen. Bernie Sanders. Also, in the fray will be newer socialists like Sen. Kamala Harris and Sen. Cory Booker. Michelle Obama might join in on the side of socialism….

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Trump Approval Rating Skyrockets

Trump Approval Rating Soars to 52% after State of the Union Address Going into the SOTU, the Trump approval rating was about 48%. That was a fairly strong number. The nearly 90 minute SOTU boosted his approval rating to a significant 52%. The Trump Approval Rating was reported by Rasmussen Reports, which is actually a poll of “likely voters.” Typically, “likely voters” provide a better reading of future election results. Polls of “registered voters” are less informative because many registered voters do not follow through and actually vote in elections. Note that in my forecast model, I think the Trump…

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Trump, Democrats and Socialism

Trump Rejects Socialism in State of the Union Address In what will likely go down as an historic statement in American History, President Trump clearly, concisely, and unequivocally rejected socialism for America. He stated in his 2019 State of the Union address that America was founded on freedom and not on government control. In the president’s words: “America was founded on liberty and independence and not government coercion, domination and control … We are born free and we will stay free.” No doubt this rejection was tough for Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to handle. They have been…