Pamela Harris : 'It didn't have to be this way'.

Aug
14

Biden's choice for VP goes on, "[Trump] inherited the longest economic expansion in history from Barack Obama and Joe Biden. And then, like everything else he inherited, he ran it straight into the ground." [source].

Some background and reaction over at DailyKos...

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3 Months of Hell : U.S. Economy Drops 32.9% In Worst GDP Report Ever (NPR)

Jul
31

"GDP shrank at an annual rate of 32.9% in the second quarter — the sharpest economic contraction in modern American history.

The economic shock in April, May and June was more than 3 times as sharp as the previous record — 10% in 1958."

See NPR's complete report...

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Small Gov. GOPers

Jul
30

Yeah, right ... :-(

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Resign Rather Than Run?

Jul
03

Really I don't recall an earlier period with so much opposition from the president's own party. Will we be talking reelection or resignation?

  • Hundreds Of Former Bush Officials Form New Super PAC To Help Elect Joe Biden (HuffPost)
  • A Group Of Conservative Political Strategists [the Lincoln Group] Is Urging Republicans To Vote For Biden (WBEZ)
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Someone’s Listening

Jun
24

Good news from our friends and neighbors up north:

Biden’s emphasis on Milwaukee, meanwhile, reflects [campaign manager] O’Malley Dillon’s insistence that reclaiming Democrats’ Upper Midwest “Blue Wall” isn’t just about white voters in small towns. In 2016, Clinton won Milwaukee County by an even wider percentage margin than Obama managed in 2012. But her raw vote total in the state’s most Democrat-rich county fell about 39,000 votes shy of Obama’s — far exceeding her statewide deficit to Trump.

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Small Government?

May
29

Isn’t Trump a Republican? Aren’t Republicans 'sposed to be “small government”?

Threatening that you will censor an independent website based solely on orders by you as ‘commander in chief’ (link) -- that doesn't sound all that ‘small government’ to me.

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Tough Times for Baby Boomers

May
08

I have a confession to make: I'm what you call a 'baby-boomer'. That's what you are if you were born between the end of WWII and 1964. Of course there are different categories -- I personally am what's called a 'late boomer' but apparently assumptions are made for all of us. That said, WP has an interesting (and I would say distressing) piece titled "Millions of Baby Boomers are Getting Caught in the Country’s Broken Retirement System" (link).

Basically it relates problems that -- what I would call 'early' -- boomers are having surviving financially. The 401k accounts haven't worked out. People are losing their jobs and are being forced to cash out on their savings, etc. They’re taking Social Security early resultIng in far lower monthly payments. The key take-away is that things are hardly sugar-coated and if anything, they don't look like they'll be getting any better.

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Never Forget

Apr
14

Ben Wikler: "Milwaukee voting locations were reduced from 180 to just 5. Voters who risked their health stood in lines for hours waiting to cast ballots. Thousands who requested absentee ballots weeks ago never got them and were disenfranchised entirely."

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