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…


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Early Forecast for the 2020 Presidential Election

Who is Ahead in the Early Forecast for the 2020 White House Race on the Democratic Side? In the early forecast for the 2020 presidential election on the Democratic side, the top contenders appear to include: Sen. Kamala Harris (CA)Rep. Beto O’Rourke (TX)Former First Lady Michelle ObamaFormer VP Joe BidenFormer Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton Realistically, each of these potential top contenders suffers from a variety of problems. Yet, each does benefit from some strengths among their respective bases. Surprisingly, to many political pundits, Michelle Obama might be the strongest of the five contenders despite her repeated denials of interest in…


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Who Will Win the State-of-the-Union Battle – Trump or Pelosi?

President Trump vs Speaker Pelosi 2019 State of the Union Battle – Who Wins? Who Loses? The State-of-the-Union Battle between President Trump and Speaker Pelosi is the latest disagreement that is being triggered by the refusal of the House Democrats to fund the $5.7 Billion sought by President Trump for a wall to shut down the illegal immigrant flow of people and drugs through the southern border. President Trump clearly believes that illegal immigration and the lack of adequate border security represents both a national security and humanitarian crisis to the United States. He seeks $5.7 Billion for a physical…


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Will Trump Declare a National Emergency Soon?

Will the Trump and House Border Wall Funding Impasse Lead to Trump Declaring a National Emergency Soon? President Trump has already signaled multiple times that America faces a border security crisis right now and that failure of the Democrats to vote for border wall funding will force him to declare a national emergency. Tuesday night President Trump made his factual case to the American people in an historic oval office address saying: “In the last two years, ICE officers made 266,000 arrests of aliens with criminal records including those charged or convicted of 100,000 assaults, 30,000 sex crimes, and 4,000…


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Mitt Romney – Running in 2020? On What Party?

Is Mitt Romney Running for President in 2020? Mitt Romney fired off a clear attack in The Washington Post against the style and substance of President Trump one day before he is sworn into office as Utah’s newly elected junior senator. Mitt Romney attacked Trump for a reason. The question is what reason makes sense given the realities of a popular president with a clear mandate for change and cleaning the swamp in Washington. What’s going on with Mitt Romney? Why did he attack President Trump? Is Mitt Romney Vying to Replace Outgoing Establishment Republicans Like Sen. Bob Corker and…