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June 24, 2017

Bernie Sanders

Dems Should Heed Bernie’s Warning

Bernie Sanders, in an interview in The Huffington Post, had some strong words for Democrats, and in typical Bernie fashion, he didn’t hold back. “The truth is, and I think anyone who objectively assesses the situation has to appreciate, that the model the Democrats have followed for the last 10 to 20 years has been

While Rome Burns, Dems Fiddle

Watching Democrats fight over who got elected as the new DNC Chair is like watching two passengers argue over which lifeboat they’re going to choose on the Titanic. The Bernie Sanders wing wanted their man, Keith Ellison, to win, but when former Obama Labor Secretary Tom Perez prevailed, they threw a hissy fit. Seriously, Donald

The Three Political Myths of 2016

Conventional wisdom isn’t necessarily incorrect, but it is incomplete. The existence of it often provides far too easy answers to far more complicated concerns. This election has been no exception. If you buy into the simple explanations, it may well bring you comfort, or at least a sense that maybe you know what you are

Hey Dems, The Pity Party Ends Now

My dentist has this plaque on his wall that reads, “Ignore Your Teeth And They’ll Go Away.” It’s funny, but true. As a salesman, I’ve often employed that very simple logic to my own profession. I know very well, as every salesperson knows, that if I’m not calling my customers, my competition is. Politics isn’t

The Glass Ceiling Collapses

The night started out so promising, didn’t it? Hillary Clinton jumped out to early leads in Florida, North Carolina, Ohio and Pennsylvania. And not just small leads, mind you, huge leads. At one point she led by as many as 250,000 votes in Pennsylvania. With likely favorable outcomes out in the Southwest, the word landslide

Why Trump Can Still Win This Thing

With four days to go before the election, Donald Trump has pulled into a statistical tie with Hillary Clinton in the national polls and has made serious inroads in the all-important battleground states.  Yes, the RCP “No Toss Up States” poll shows her with 297 electoral votes, but look a little closer and you’ll notice

Time To Stick A Fork In Ohio

Look, I hate losing. It drives me up the wall. Whether it’s my favorite sports teams or a sales transaction, the very idea of defeat is anathema to me. But as a salesman, I also know that nobody has a 100 percent closing ratio. Like it or not, not everyone says yes. Successful salespeople get

Hillary Clinton Should Debate Gary Johnson

Michael Tomasky has an excellent piece on third-party candidates Gary Johnson and Jill Stein that is a must read. His point? Voting for either isn’t just a wasted vote; it’s a vote for someone with “deeply troubling ideas.” While Tomasky mentions Stein, he focuses most of his attention on Johnson. He writes, It’s embarrassing even to

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