Friday, November 11, 2016



Saturday, August 22, 2015

So far I've pretty much ignored the 2015 Whack-a-Mole campaign season.  Try as I might, I just cannot concoct a believable scenario where Jimmy Stewart is elected president after Air Force General James Mattoon Scott ousts the Manchurian candiate president, and throws the lot down a volcano.  Only Donald Trump makes noise that interests me, and because he's thus scared the crap out of entrenched Republicans there seems to be a chance of removing some of the party's colon cancer (Boehner Blastoma). To wit:


Since I see a parallel between Trump-Clinton? & 1980's Reagan Carter contest—both being  the worst president in history at the time—Carter is now 3rd—I've included the polling history above.  In that race Reagan (32%) trailed Jummy (39%) in early June/July.  By early August Reagan was up  45% - 29%.  That lead that dropped to 47% - 44% on election day.  But, Reagan won 51% - 41%,  winning all but four states (including Maryland), and DC.  The term "silent majority' was born, and has driven Democrats nuts ever since (leading to  the Left's war against the "Christian coalition."  Anyway, bookmark this so you can give me the raspberries after the election, or marvel at my political prescience.


Skoonj said...

I thought the term silent majority was first used by Richard Nixon.

Stu Tarlowe said...

Actually, I thought it was "Spiggy" (Spiro T. Agnew, Nixon's VP; the NatLamp called him "Spiggy") who coined that phrase. He also spoke of Nixon's critics as "nattering nabobs of negativism".

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