I’ve heard a number of conservative analysts say over the last year or so–if I remember correctly, including Bill Kristol and Charles Krauthammer–that the polls don’t matter, that Bush should just do what he needs to do regardless of them. He’s not on the ballot again. He should spend all the political capital he can. Etc. This sounds nice, but the fact is that if his polls sink (the way they have lately) Republican congressmen head for the hills and it becomes that much more difficult for him to do anything. Also, low ratings in the polls speak, obviously, of public dis-satisfaction, which means that 1) people are more inclined to tune out anything Bush says, again making it more difficult for him to do anything; 2) people will be inclined to throw out the Republican majorities in November, leading to all sorts bad consequences for Bush. So, the poll numbers matter, and Bush has to pay attention to them. Now, how he gets them up, I have no idea at the moment.
Lots of people are wondering just why Democrats rejected President Trump’s plan to reopen government agencies even before he announced the plan. House speaker Nancy Pelosi called it a “non-starter,” and Senate Democratic whip Dick Durbin rejected it even though, as the Daily Caller noted, Trump’s proposal ... Read More
This weekend, Americans traveled from across the country to Washington, D.C., to participate in the March for Life and the Women’s March by walking with their poster art. While the pro-life marchers’ art focused on women and unborn life, the posters of Women’s March attendees, including small children, ... Read More
I’ve heard a number of conservative analysts say over the last year or so–if I remember correctly, including Bill Kristol and Charles Krauthammer–that the polls don’t matter, that Bush should just do what he needs to do regardless of them. He’s not on the ballot again. He should spend all the political ... Read More
The U.S economy is aching for many more highly skilled, technically trained people. But what if men end up limiting their eventual marriage prospects if they pursue careers in the trades or other jobs that don’t require a four-year degree? Some proportion of women who have bachelor's and post-baccalaureate ... Read More
Leon Trotsky — n.b., Millennials: He was Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez before she was — understood the power of single-payer systems: “The old principle: who does not work shall not eat, has been replaced with a new one: who does not obey shall not eat.” The socialist powers of Trotsky’s time made good on ... Read More
You’ve probably seen the viral footage of a Native American beating his drum, surrounded by a crowd of students from Covington Catholic high school. One of them, wearing a MAGA hat, is right in front of him, with a smirk on his face. It was an odd moment combining the end of the March for Life, which the ... Read More
Last night, I tweeted that the Catholic high school that apologized over the conduct of its kids at the Lincoln Memorial did the appropriate thing. Then someone shared with me a snippet from a different angle/time that showed the Indian elder/activist approaching the kid in a MAGA hat who looked initially like he ... Read More