Elections

 
April 23, 2016

Will the real The Donald please stand up?

Thanks to the man who’s now in charge of The Donald’s campaign, we finally know the truth: the candidate is not really a bloviating, blustering bully with a racist, misogynistic, xenophobic agenda. It’s just an act. Here’s what Paul Manafort (the man who’s now in charge) told the RNC leadership […]
April 10, 2016

It’s not fair: so saith The Donald

Believe it or not, there is good news in this political season. Thanks to the protracted primary/caucus process with its crazy quilt of 50 sets of rules in 50 states and now the wrangling over unbound delegates and super delegates, our two-party elections system has been exposed for what it […]
February 27, 2016

Why they don’t diss The Donald

So with a little encouragement from Mitt, Marco and Ted finally stood up to The Donald in Houston – eight months after he launched his campaign. While others debate the question of whether it’s too little too late, let us speculate here on the reasons why almost no one – including […]
February 4, 2016

How to spot a failing campaign

Anyone who has ever done combat duty in politics knows what a campaign heading south looks like. Senior managers and staff disagree on strategy and direction. Funding for essentials is denied or canceled while money is spent on swag and frippery. And the candidate makes wild, unfounded accusations about the […]
December 8, 2015

Fear & Greed: The Great Motivators

Whatever else may be said about him – and there is more than plenty to be said – Donald J. Trump is, above all else, a master of the art of marketing. He therefore understands that the two Great Motivators of human behavior are Fear and Greed. Like his idol, […]
November 3, 2015

The Fixer?

Merriam-Webster defines a “fixer” as “a person who intervenes to enable someone to circumvent  the law or obtain a political favor.” Floridians know Jeb in this capacity all too well. Here’s a look at some of his greatest hits. Jeb “fixed” Florida’s public schools by pushing for an education commissioner appointed by […]
September 27, 2015

The Dirty Trickster Behind The Donald

Richard Nixon’s face is tattooed on his back. The Miami Herald last year awarded him the title of “America’s most notorious political hatchet man.” Over 40-plus years in politics, he has laid waste to candidates and causes from Florida to the Ukraine, and he boasts about all of it on […]