Why did President Obama use executive authority to insist that the transgendered be allowed to use school bathrooms and shower room facilities of the gender with whom they identify? The GOP does not fully grasp this.
Neither does Time magazine, which devotes its May 30, 2016 cover to the topic: “Battle of the Bathroom: From schools to statehouses, what’s really at stake.” Even Michael Scherer, the author, fails to grasp the full significance.
Dennis Prager has a thought provoking piece up at Townhall titled, “A Response to My Conservative #NeverTrump Friends”. Seriously, go read it.
Prager criticized Donald Trump frequently during the primary, but he has come to the conclusion that voting for the “lesser of two evils” is sometimes the right and necessary thing to do. Prager writes:
The choice this November is tragic. As it often happens in life, this choice is between bad and worse, not bad and good.
As Paul noted, Donald Trump has been surging in recent head-to-head polls between himself and Hillary Clinton. The latest ABC/Washington Post poll, which shows Trump leading Clinton by two points, indicates that Trump is closing the gap within a very interesting demographic: millennial voters, or in this case, voters 18-29 years of age.
Back in March, the last time this poll was conducted, Clinton was beating Trump 50 percent to 41 percent overall. Continue Reading
Two more national polls were released this weekend showing Donald Trump closing in on — and even pulling ahead of — Hillary Clinton.
An NBC/Wall Street Journal poll has Trump just three points behind Clinton in a head-to-head match-up, an eight-point jump from last month and within the poll’s margin of error. And an ABC/Washington Post poll has Trump leading Clinton by two points, an 11-point swing from two months previous. Continue Reading
On May 20, 2016, Politico’s Steven Shepard explored Why Donald Trump’s poll numbers are surging: “The main reason for Trump’s surge over the past few weeks? He is earning increasingly larger shares of the Republican vote….”
Shepard provides a meticulous analysis of the polling data as to the what, but curiously absent is the why. Here, in part, is mine: Donald Trump’s striking resemblance to Peter Pan.
Not the Peter Pan of “The Peter Pan Syndrome.” That’s a phrase coined in 1983 by the pop psychologist Dan Kiley in his eponymous best seller subtitled “Men Who Have Never Grown Up.”
Rather I allude to the novel Peter Pan by James M.
With the release of Donald Trump’s FEC filing on his holdings claiming his net worth above $10 billion, the question arises once again: why won’t Donald Trump self-fund his campaign?
Does Trump — a self-proclaimed elite businessman used to making investment judgments — know deep in his heart that he is likely to lose and thus doesn’t want to spend more of his own money even to become President — or is he in fact so illiquid that he can’t even come up with a paltry $500 million (less than 5 percent of his reported net worth) to help his own campaign? Continue Reading
The Daily Caller reported this week that a source within Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson’s campaign suggested the former New Mexico governor could be in line for a fundraising boon should he sew up the Libertarian Party nomination as expected:
Billionaire businessman and philanthropist David Koch has pledged “tens of millions of dollars” to help bankroll the campaign of Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson, according to a source within Johnson’s campaign.
Two big news items happened this week that revealed a lot about the pro-life movement’s evolving relationship with Donald Trump:
1.) Donald Trump released a list of 11 pro-life judges as potential Supreme Court nominees.
Trump explained why he released the list to Fox News:
I have a lot of people that are conservative that really like me, love everything I stand for, but they really would like to know my view, because perhaps outside of the defense of our country, perhaps the single most important thing the next president is going to have to do is pick Supreme Court justices.
Frank Cannon is president of the American Principles Project and a respected conservative political strategist with over 30 years of experience.
…I think the Obama presidency was a presidency of personality over the rule of law. I think it was a place in which Obama decided that his policies driven by his personal popularity were primary. I think Trump is a continuation of that phenomenon. And I think that the criminalization of the political process has been happening for a number of years now going back to the indictment of Tom DeLay and other things which took what was normally political disagreements and attempted to criminalize them.
Donald Trump has taken the lead over Hillary Clinton in two national polls released this week. Fox News has Trump with a three point lead over Clinton, 45 percent to 42 percent, while Rasmussen shows Trump with a five point lead, 42 percent to 37 percent.
Furthermore, despite pundits’ predictions that Trump would fare poorly among independents, he leads the group in both polls by double digits — Fox News has him up 16; Rasmussen shows him leading by 13. Continue Reading