Monthly Archives: July 2020

SPECIAL: Rioters aren’t Protesters, Leftists aren’t Anarchists

J Robert Smith

  • July 26, 2020
  • 5 min read

Updated: July 27, 2020

Definition of riot

(Entry 1 of 2)

1a: a violent public disorder specifically: a tumultuous disturbance of the public peace by three or more persons assembled together and acting with a common intent

b: public violence, tumult, or disorder

Merriam-Webster Dictionary

Definition of anarchist

1: a person who rebels against any authority, established order, or ruling power

2: a person who believes in, advocates, or promotes anarchism or anarchy especially : one who uses violent means to overthrow the established order

Merriam-Webster Dictionary

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If Biden Wins, Who Will Be President?

Rob Meyne

  • July 18, 2020
  • 3 min read

The media and pollsters keep telling us there is no chance President Trump will win re-election. It is helpful to remember these are the same people who said he wouldn’t run, couldn’t get the nomination, couldn’t win, and couldn’t govern. All of those predictions were wrong, of course, but the narrative today is that Biden has this locked up.

A few days ago, we looked at some of the wild cards/factors that may affect the course of the race. Among them was the key point that Biden will probably find a way not to debate. We still hang with that prediction. But let’s offer some additional curves we may be thrown:

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The GOP Majority Hangs in the Balance; Georgia Is Ground Zero

Flyover

  • May 15, 2020
  • 6 min read

Collins Still the One to Beat

One of the key seats Republicans need to win to keep the majority is held by new Georgia Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R). The race is one of the more interesting, and unusual.

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) appointed the mega-wealthy businesswoman to replace venerable Georgia Sen. Johnny Isakson (R), who resigned last year due to health reasons. The thought was Loeffler could benefit the GOP ticket because she could connect with suburban women voters, a cohort which many believe will over-perform for Democrats this fall, and where Republicans performed poorly in the midterm election.

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Elections 2020: Collins in Maine Tossup; Kansas Senate Seat Up for Grabs?

Flyover

  • July 13, 2020
  • 3 min read

Focus: Senate

Alaska: Public Policy Polling surveyed the Alaska electorate (7/7-8; 1,081 AK voters via automated response device) and finds Sen. Dan Sullivan (R) to be leading his prospective Democratic opponent, surgeon Al Gross, by only a single-digit margin, 39-34 percent. Close polling in Alaska is not surprising because electoral history reveals that such is typically the case, and not always consistent with the final outcome.

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SPECIAL: After Trump’s Mt. Rushmore Speech, What’s Next?

J Robert Smith

  • July 8, 2020
  • 4 min read

“In the midst of chaos, there is also opportunity”

Sun-Tzu, A Arte da Guerra, goodreads

[snip] They think the American people are weak and soft and submissive. But no, the American people are strong and proud, and they will not allow our country, and all of its values, history, and culture, to be taken from them.

President Trump, Independence Day Speech

THE TAKE

Did Donald Trump’s stirring speech at Mt. Rushmore signal the end of patriots’ Summer of Paralysis? For paralysis right-thinking Americans have suffered. Until Independence Day, the president seemed oddly subdued too.

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Dems Object to Racism Only When It Benefits Them

Rob Meyne

  • July 4, 2020
  • 3 min read

Although many voters would like to have more palatable choices November 3, we know how the field for this contest will be striped. But there are interesting wild cards that could make an already unpleasant year even worse. Or better. Let’s look at a few today, with more to come.

– Biden is weak and not up to the task. The campaign is following a “less is more” strategy. If he could hide in his basement for four more months, not even exiting long enough to see his shadow, they’d consider it ideal. The more voters learn about Biden the less they like him. Former VA Governor Terry MacAuliffe, one of the Clinton’s leading bag men, discussed it in a call with supporters.

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