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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Last month, when President toured a Boeing aircraft plant in North Charleston, South Carolina, he saw a familiar face in the crowd that greeted him: Patrick Caddell, a former Democratic political operative and pollster who, for forty-five years, has been prodding insurgent Presidential candidates to attack the Washington establishment. Caddell, who lives in Charleston, is perhaps best known for helping Jimmy Carter win the 1976 Presidential race. He is also remembered for having collaborated with his friend Warren Beatty on the 1998 satire "Bulworth." In that film, a kamikaze candidate abandons the usual talking points and excoriates both the major political parties and the media; voters love his unconventionality, and he becomes improbably popular. read more


Friday, March 03, 2017

Polling Data Note: Beyond the ACA, the Affordability of Insurance Has Been Deteriorating Since 2015 read more


Tuesday, February 28, 2017

The Democratic Party, with Thomas Perez as its new chair, vows to seek unity, transparency, Trump resistance, grassroots participation, and most importantly, "make sure we talk about our positive message of inclusion and opportunity... to that big tent of the Democratic Party."

But this message is shrouded with myths that must be challenged if we are to take back the country from financial and corporate elites... and from Trump. read more


Comments

I think Trump just wants a healthcare bill to arrives at his desk that he can sign and call a victory. He has never spoken with any significant opposition to some form of universal care. As a matter of fact, at times he's said quite the opposite.

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Trump's position on healthcare has little to do with ideology, and more to do with "it's not Obamacare". I actually think it's possible that if Conyers HR676 got to Trump's desk, he'd probably sign it.

I also think there may be something to the idea that the 2011 Correspondents Dinner was the day Trump decided he'd get Obama. Trump really is that big an egomaniac. And he was severely insulted.

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