16 Sep 2017

two-faced Trump is no independent
None of us can do much more than speculate over what President Trump's motivations were for siding with Democrats over the short term debt ceiling deal, but we can say that doing so doesn't magically make him an independent (much less a centrist), no matter how many absurd articles claim otherwise. Trump is a Nontraditional Republican - Not Centrist or Independent Donald Trump is as much of an independent centrist as water is dry. Not only is he a member of a party, which precludes someone from being an independent - by definition, but he's the leader of that party. Him not being the leader or a member of one of the two primary factions - establishment mainstream conservatives or Tea Party right wingers - doesn't mean he's not a Republican. Like it or not, he's a Republican. He defeated a slate of people who are what those pretending that Trump is a centrist and/or independent in a Republican primary. Millions of Republicans flocked to his ra...

16 Nov 2010

From a post up at Bloomberg's own Bloomberg.com, New York City's mayor had this to say, regarding a potential independent run: “Unless you get a majority, it goes to the House,” he said today during a conference sponsored by the Wall Street Journal in Washington. “It’s going to go to the Republicans because the Republicans have just taken over the House.” Bloomberg is probably right. We can never really be sure... I mean would ALL of the republican party vote to install their candidate if they had neither won the popular or electoral college vote? Regardless, it would certainly be difficult, even for someone with relatively bottomless pockets like Michael Bloomberg. When you sit down and think about it, its a bit foolish to think that a currently nonexistent network of independent and moderate activists could pull together and pull off a huge win against nationwide parties that are exponentially better organized, better funded and more experien...