2024 Election

Move On? Please!

Featured image This morning Donald Trump emailed a “Statement” to his supporters about the Alabama Senate race. While nothing he said was surprising, I did find it clarifying: Last year I endorsed Mo Brooks for the U.S. Senate because I thought he was a Fighter, especially when it came to the Rigged and Stolen Presidential Election of 2020. The evidence is irrefutable. Then, out of nowhere, and for seemingly no reason, Mo »

Who’s next: The Times does Biden

Featured image The New York Times has posted the Biden variant of the “Dump Feinstein” campaign that Steve has been tracking. In an alert to subscribers, the Times directs readers to Reid Epstein and Jennifer Medina’s story on the “Democratic whispers” that perhaps Biden should step aside in 2024 (and announce his decision to do so after the midterms). This just in: Democrats fear he may not be up to the task. »

Your J-6 Hearings Drinking Game

Featured image So the J-6 committee prime-time hearing show trial is under way, but I can’t live-blog it, as it is cocktail hour out here on the Left Coast, followed by dinner, and I have a plump chicken on the rotisserie as I speak. I’ve been working on a drinking game for the “hearing,” though I am having some difficulty, and really need Ammo Grrrl’s help with this. First thing you need »

Latest from the Dump Feinstein Campaign

Featured image Looks like Dianne Feinstein isn’t taking the hint. So, New York Times, you’re up next! These days, however, Senator Dianne Feinstein, the trailblazing Democratic power broker who has served in the Senate for 30 years, is far from the towering presence she once was on the American political stage. At 88, Ms. Feinstein sometimes struggles to recall the names of colleagues, frequently has little recollection of meetings or telephone conversations, »

Pompeo For President [Updated]

Featured image Last night, Center of the American Experiment held our Annual Dinner. It was a great event, attended by 900 conservatives. Former CIA Director and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was our keynote speaker. He did a terrific job, and I had the privilege of beginning the question and answer session with a series of questions about current global trouble spots. I knew that Pompeo is a brilliant and exceptionally effective »

We Love You Joe, But Please Go Away!

Featured image These Rasmussen numbers are grim for the Democrats. To begin with, I have been saying for a while that the polls overstate Joe Biden’s actual standing with voters. There is no way that 40% or so of voters look at the carnage of the last year and say, “Heck of a job, Joe!” Many of those who claim to approve of Biden’s job performance are lying to pollsters to stick »

Ask not for whom the Klain clangs

Featured image Chief Biden White House daycare minder Ron Klain tactfully observes — “just FYI” — that President Macron’s win over Marine LePen in France’s presidential election yesterday came with Macron’s bargain basement approval rating. He leaves us to make of it what we will. Just fyi, President Biden’s bargain basement approval rating — 40 percent in the Morning Consult poll (of adults) to which Klain links, 33 percent in the Quinnipiac »

Our Geriatric Political Class Needs To Go

Featured image Yesterday Joe Biden gave a speech that ended like this. He is a frail, elderly man obviously suffering from dementia: After Biden finished his speech, he turned around and tried to shake hands with thin air and then wandered around looking confused pic.twitter.com/ZN00TLdUUo — Washington Free Beacon (@FreeBeacon) April 14, 2022 Joe Biden had been, for decades, a corrupt and incompetent pol. Today, he is either an extreme left-winger or »

The Dem Wipeout: It’s Not Just the Midterms

Featured image Steve has started a midterm wipeout watch series that I hope will have many more installments, culminating in November. I want to note this piece by a Democrat who warns his fellow Democrats that the wipeout likely will extend well beyond 2022. The author is Simon Bazelon, just a kid but a kid who can do arithmetic. He argues that even if the Democrats are able to maintain their average »

Got half a mind to ramble

Featured image President Biden’s public appearances in Europe this week have made for a dangerous spectacle of debility and senescence. It does not serve Biden’s interest to take notice. The media have therefore pitched in to airbrush the spectacle. That is the point Kyle Smith makes in the New York Post column “Media works overtime to clean up Joe Biden’s word salads.” In his Wall Street Journal Best of the Web column »

The Freeport Question of Our Time

Featured image The “Freeport Question” refers to Abraham Lincoln’s devastating question posed to Stephen Douglas in his second debate against Douglas on August 27, 1858, held in Freeport, Illinois. The question was seemingly simple: “Can the people of a Territory in any lawful way, against the wishes of any citizen of the United States, exclude slavery from their limits prior to the formation of a State constitution?” Douglas’s answer split the Democratic »

Do Republicans love Trump as they once did?

Featured image Recent polling shows they do not. However, it also shows that Republicans still like Trump enough to nominate him in 2024. Dan Balz notes that on the eve of the 2020 election, 54 percent of Republicans and independents who lean Republican said they considered themselves more a supporter of Trump than of the Republican Party, compared with 38 percent who said they considered themselves more a supporter of the Republican »

American Politics, Down Under

Featured image I appear periodically as a guest on Sky News in Australia, attempting to explain American politics to Australians. These are my favorite media appearances, in part because the hosts are so good. Last night I was on “Outsiders,” a Sky News program hosted by Rowan Dean, Rita Panahi and James Morrow. It is always a fun show to do, and last night was no exception. They posted my interview on »

The New York Times does Trump vs. DeSantis

Featured image My friend who reads the New York Times called my attention to this frontpage piece about tension between Donald Trump and Ron DeSantis. It’s by Times stalwarts Maggie Haberman and Jonathan Martin, who probably had plenty of fun writing it. They report that Trump has become unhappy with DeSantis because the Florida governor won’t say he’d step aside if, as seems likely, Trump decides to run for president in 2024. »

Good news, RNC has had it with Commission On Presidential Debates

Featured image The Republican Party may bar GOP candidates from participating in debates hosted by the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD). A proposal to require candidates to refuse participation in the commission’s debates will be voted on at the RNC winter meeting in February. If adopted the proposal would, I assume, put the CPD out of the presidential debate-running business. Presumably, the debate rules would be established, and the moderators (if any) »

Hillary 2024!?

Featured image With Joe Biden in free fall and Kamala Harris an obvious non-starter as a plausible successor, what can the Democratic Party do? Hey—why not the Hillary Option!? That’s the position taken in the Wall Street Journal Wednesday by long-time Democratic factotums Douglas Schoen and Andrew Stein, who are almost as long in the tooth as Hillary herself: Several circumstances—President Biden’s low approval rating, doubts over his capacity to run for »

Rematch?

Featured image Rasmussen has polled a re-run of the 2020 election, with startling results: A new Heartland Institute and Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that, if the election were held today, just 40% of Likely U.S. Voters would vote to reelect Biden, while 46% would vote for Trump. Another 10% would choose some other candidate in a Biden-Trump rematch. *** Among voters not affiliated with either major party…Trump would »