Jacking the Trump Train

The other day I was asked whether I was on the “Trump Train.”  I had to think about that for a minute or two.  NO, I am not on the “Trump Train” but YES, I am going to vote for … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2016 Presidential Election, Congress, Corruption, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Liberalism, Preident Bill Clinton, President Obama, Republican Party | Leave a comment

Presidential race draws even tighter

by NW Spotlight Trump continues to close on Hillary in the 2016 presidential race, based on Real Clear Politics’ presidential race tracking. In the past five weeks, Hillary’s advantage in the Real Clear Politics presidential polling averages over Trump has … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:35 | Posted in 2016 Presidential Election, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton | Leave a comment

Unemployment and the Federal Reserve Board

The Federal Reserve will meet Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. There is endless speculation about whether the Board will raise interest rates or delay a decision until its December meeting. Much of the speculation in the media this past … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2016 Election, 2016 Presidential Election, Bush/Obama Recession, Donald Trump, Economy, Federal Budget, Federal Reserve, Hillary Clinton, President Obama | Leave a comment

More Droppings on the 2016 Campaign Trail

Trump’s Bromance With Putin I am fascinated by the media’s obsession with Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s views of Russian President Vladmir Putin.  The media narrative is that Mr. Trump “admires” Mr. Putin and by implication would yield to Mr. … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2016 Presidential Election, Donald Trump, Ethics, Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, Liberalism, Preident Bill Clinton, President Obama, Progressivism | 4 Comments

Presidential race tightening

by NW Spotlight A few short weeks ago, Real Clear Politics presidential polling averages showed Hillary with a +5.3 advantage over Trump in polling. A Real Clear Politics snapshot of the 2016 presidential election had Hillary with a +18.0 favorability … Continue reading

Posted by at 06:43 | Posted in 2016 Presidential Election, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Voting | 2 Comments

The Relentless Attack On Trump by the GOP Elites

Yesterday, one of my readers asked whether Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump has “. . . a chance to win, when the majority of the press and much of social media is constantly battering him?” Good question. I responded that … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2016 Presidential Election, Bernie Sanders, Corruption, Donald Trump, GOP, Hillary Clinton, Leadership, McCain, Ted Cruz | 23 Comments

Presidential polling on Trump VS Hillary: Yikes!

by NW Spotlight Donald Trump is not doing well in polling against Hillary Clinton. On Thursday former George W. Bush White House press secretary and Fox News political commentator Dana Perino wrote “about the state of the GOP Presidential race: … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:49 | Posted in 2016 Presidential Election, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton | 7 Comments

Cruz and Clinton Show Their True Colors

Last week, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) was extended an invitation to speak during prime time before the Republican National Convention as it endorsed Donald Trump as its presidential nominee.  To the surprise of many at the convention – but not … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2016 Presidential Election, Bernie Sanders, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, Donald Trump, Ethics, Government corruption, Hillary Clinton, Ted Cruz | 38 Comments

Brexit and George Will

Last week two momentous events (well maybe just one) occurred; both triggered by the same phenomena. Voters in Great Britain, by a margin of fifty-two percent to forty-eight percent, elected to exit the European Union. The Saturday edition of the … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2016 Election, Corruption, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Preident Bill Clinton, President Obama, Scandals | 17 Comments

Trump and the Counter-punch

There is a woman who sings at our church. She has a fine voice and is obviously an accomplished vocalist. Included in her repertoire is a vibrato which when used to highlight a note or passage adds significantly to the … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2016 Presidential Election, Carly Fiorina, Donald Trump, GOP, Hillary Clinton, Leadership, McCain, Mitt Romney, Preident Bill Clinton, President Obama, Republican Party, Ted Cruz | 12 Comments

Unifying the Republican Party

So this past weekend, the politicians and political pundits dominated the headlines with questions as to whether and how presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump could unify the Party. Before you get all nervous about this let’s remembers a couple … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2016 Presidential Election, Congress, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Obamacare, President Obama | 27 Comments

Why Not John Kasich?

Back in July of 2015, OregonCatalyst asked a group of us to rank the Republican presidential candidates based on a) their likelihood of winning the Republican nomination and b) their likelihood of winning the general election. For those who want … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2016 Presidential Election, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, IRS Scandal, John Kasich, Leadership, Obamacare, Preident Bill Clinton, President Obama, Ted Cruz | 31 Comments

Republicans on the Path to Self-destruction

When it all began, there were sixteen candidates for the Republican presidential nomination. Of that sixteen, eight (Gov. Jeb Bush (R-FL), Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ), business woman Carly Fiorina (R), Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-LA), Gov. John Kasich (R-OH), Gov. Rick … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2016 Presidential Election, Bernie Sanders, Carly Fiorina, Congress, Crony capitalism, Donald Trump, Government corruption, Hillary Clinton, Mitt Romney, Preident Bill Clinton, President Obama, Ted Cruz | 10 Comments

The Trump Effect

Political pundits and media elites (all cut from the same cloth) are wringing their collective hands over the fact that despite Donald Trump’s blow torch rhetoric and overblown (often internally contradictive) promises to deal with America’s major problems, he still … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2016 Presidential Election, Congress, Donald Trump, Federal Government, Leadership, U.S. Senate | 13 Comments

Americans must reclaim their democracy

by Dan Lucas Crap. I was really hoping my fellow Republicans would snap out of their infatuation with Donald Trump. Unfortunately, he’s still dominating in the polls. I honestly don’t understand how people cannot see through this man. To me, … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2016 Presidential Election, Donald Trump | 11 Comments

Donald Trump and the OMG Chorus

I am not a Donald Trump fan. He doesn’t even finish in my top three candidates. (They are, in alphabetical order, Carly Fiorina, John Kasich and Marco Rubio). Still, I am fascinated by Mr. Trump’s unerring ability to tap into … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2016 Presidential Election, Congress, Donald Trump, Federal Government, Leadership, Media, President Obama | 5 Comments

Carly Fiorina’s Face

So last week, former Secretary of State and now Democrat candidate for president, Hillary Clinton, guffawed at a comment from a supporter that every time he sees Carly Fiorina’s face he wants to choke her. Ms. Clinton dismissed the uproar … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2016 Presidential Election, Carly Fiorina, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Individual Responsiblity, Leadership | 8 Comments

Sex, Lies and Innuendo at CNBC (Well, Without the Sex)

Somewhere in the middle of what was supposed to pass as an issues debate amongst the Republican presidential primary contestants on CNBC, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) famously responded to yet another sarcastic question by one of the CNBC newsreaders (it … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2016 Presidential Election, Carly Fiorina, Donald Trump, Ethics, Liberalism, Media | 7 Comments

Carly Fiorina and The Donald

No one would accuse me of being a feminist. Not because I am a misogynist but because I’m not a liberal and I don’t support taxpayer funded abortion on demand. It is a disqualifier that I proudly share with Republican … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2016 Presidential Election, Carly Fiorina, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Leadership, Liberalism, Progressivism | 5 Comments

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