GOTV, maybe we can worry less on Wednesday

As in 2016 there are key counties that will lead to victories. The NY Times identifies 20 of them, even if there could be surprises in the final counting. The weird calculations include the multiple visits in 2016 and 2020 to Macomb county, Michigan by Trump and the insistence on thinking that superspreader rallies are the…

Congressional Fudds and Chuds: Axios finds all the Trump toadies

Axios gives us a map of Trumpian sycophancy with the consistent “always Trumpers” in Congress as Trump goes back on the road to more super-spreader events in swing states. Tonight’s Trump remarks: Andrew Feinberg @AndrewFeinberg INBOX: @TeamTrump has done something unusual for them. They've released excerpts of @realDonaldTrump's prepared remarks for this evening's rally. We…

US lawyers do not dispute that Assange was offered a POTUS pardon

The Trump Administration does not dispute that Dana Rohrabacher and Charles Johnson offered Assange a pardon from Trump if he would say Russia had nothing to do with the DNC Wikileaks.   Assange was offered presidential pardon to help 'resolve' Russia's role in the DNC hack and cover up links to Russia's involvement, court told….

Maureen Dowd is simply the Maggie Haberman of Chanel Rions.

Reminiscent of the Londo Cotton “send US troops” fiasco, the NY Times editorial folks need some staffing changes like the USPS. A vendetta is not a sports utility vehicle, MoDo really hates the Clintons – ya think? Maureen Dowd managed to forget about Clinton/Kaine AND McCain/Palin. “Correction: Aug. 8, 2020 An earlier version of this column incorrectly…

Bernie endorsed Biden, get over it, regardless of which side you were on

David Atkins attacks a “marxist” strawman in a Washington Monthly article, because moderates need to rationalize their reactionary acts. The after-action reports for 2020 should instead address the need to reconcile party unity even as it demonizes their respective biases. For example, “running against the Democratic party” was only a trope for those trying to defeat Sanders, especially in…

#BlueNoMatterWho needs a 2008 GOTV turnout

The question is whether the Senate can be flipped, and it depends on the POTUS candidate while holding the House. Turn-out must be by proportion more than in 2016 since the Electoral College requires certain swing states to be won by much larger margins in 2020. Basically, the tipping point for Senate control shifts from North…