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  • In the past 3 ½ years of the Trump presidency we have been witnessing an ongoing American tragedy with the final act still being written in the months before and beyond the November election.
  • Many odds makers now consider Bernie Sanders as the favorite Democratic nominee to take on Trump. For many in the progressive media, the self-described socialist and Independent is already the “presumptive nominee” having a solid ground game carried over from the 2016 race and a consistent progressive message that especially appeals to 18-29 demographic.
  • The Democratic Party strategy for winning the presidency and Congress in 2020 should follow the same formula that won them 40 additional House seats in the 2018 election – make health care the number 1 issue, support broad based likeable candidates, and target independents and moderate Republicans in purple and red states and districts.
  • The Republican Party has devolved into the Party of Trump, where Trumpism is embodied by a populist and unlikely ragtag alliance of rabid racist nativists, anti-intellectualists, overt flag waving patriots, religious zealots, rich oligarchs and corporatists finding common ground to unabashedly defend everything their feared and heralded leader says and does, facts be damned.
  • Donald Trump has been a really bad businessman over a span of 48 years, contrary to his self-promoted and populist image of a successful businessman.
  • “We’re going to win. We’re going to win so much. We’re going to win at trade, we’re going to win at the border. We’re going to win so much, you’re going to be so sick and tired of winning, you’re going to come to me and go ‘Please, please, we can’t win anymore…. And I’m going to say ‘I’m sorry, but we’re going to keep winning, winning, winning, we’re going to make America great again.
  • The world renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir (MoTab) is under attack by one of their own. Jan Chamberlin, a five-year veteran of the choir has resigned in protest because her church accepted an invitation by Donald Trump for the choir to sing at his inauguration. Participation by choir members is voluntary. Chamberlin could have just opted out, and no one would have noticed.
  • For those of us who were first introduced to Senator Tim Kaine at the Miami Clinton/Kaine rally at Florida International University expecting a boring “Mike Pence like” white guy speech, we were surprised and blown away. We witnessed an energetic, animated, and smiling Tim Kaine give an inspiring speech captivating all of us with his every word.
 

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CITYColorado Springs, CO
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As a retired professional engineer, I seek fact based intellectual discussions and understanding of issues and events. I am an avid supporter of the EPA and environmental groups that seek to protect the environment. I believe that Climate Change is largely caused by humans, and that governments need to force reductions in greenhouse gases.

Political Views


I consider myself liberal/progressive/pragmatist. I weigh both sides of an issue, and most often find the more liberal perspective as being more logical and socially acceptable, especially on social issues. However, compromises are necessary to accomplish anything.