Brent Budowsky

Brent-Budowsky-175Brent Budowsky served as Legislative Assistant to U.S. Senator Lloyd Bentsen, responsible for commerce and intelligence matters, including one of the core drafters of the CIA Identities Law. Served as Legislative Director to Congressman Bill Alexander, then Chief Deputy Whip, House of Representatives. Currently a member of the International Advisory Council of the Intelligence Summit. Left government in 1990 for marketing and public affairs business including major corporate entertainment and talent management. He can be reached at brentbbi@webtv.net.

Get Ready for Elizabeth

Elizabeth Warren Running

Brent Budowsky: The major reason Democrats were annihilated in the 2014 midterms was that millions of Democratic-leaning voters stayed home because they did not believe voting for Democrats would improve their lives.

Hillary, Elizabeth and 2016

Hillary Elizabeth 2016

Brent Budowsky: These two women, who agree on virtually every issue that would form the platform to restore the dream, have the potential to build a relationship that would be complementary, synergistic and inspiring for Democrats.

Hagel Latest Victim of Obama Cabinet Wars

Hagel Forced Out

Brent Budowsky: It is equally significant that a long list of highest level national security members of the president’s Cabinet have believed and made it publicly known — correctly, in my opinion — that certain members of the White House staff have repeatedly and aggressively intervened in the conduct of security policy in ways that are detrimental to our security interests.

Senate High Drama After Election Day

Senate High Drama

Brent Budowsky: If the runoff scenario unfolds, the potential secret weapon for Democrats is that Sen. Mary Landrieu (La.) and Georgia candidate Michelle Nunn both have cutting-edge credentials to campaign as leaders in the battle to end the gridlock that is almost universally deplored by voters.

Senate Shaping Up 50-50

Who Controls Senate

Brent Budowsky: Republican hatred of Obama does not a Senate majority make. Right-wing anger, vindictiveness, dog whistles and derision do not create one job, make life better for one woman or make one American town safer.

Can Bubba Save Dems?

Bill Clinton Campaigning

Brent Budowsky: In contrast with unpopular politicians and a dysfunctional Congress, Clinton offers the living legacy of a presidency that was highly successful and is fondly remembered.

Hillary Clinton, Reconsidered

Hillary Clinton War Policy

Brent Budowsky: Unlike most leading politicians of democratic nations, Clinton possesses an intelligent and coherent world view, grounded in experience and rooted in history.

Did GOP Peak Too Soon?

GOP Overconfidence

Brent Budowsky: The chorus of predictions of GOP victory have led swing voters to more carefully consider how to vote and Democratic base voters to more urgently consider whether to vote.

Barack Should Read Ronnie’s Diaries

Ronald Reagan Diaries

Brent Budowsky: Reagan understood how to project strength, purpose and resolve to defeat enemies, deter adversaries, motivate allies and achieve legacy-defining diplomatic success.

Why Hagan Wins North Carolina

Kay Hagan North Carolina

Brent Budowsky: The fact that Hagan is still standing after millions of dollars’ worth of personal attacks against her, financed by out-of-state ultra-conservative and hyperpartisan GOP money from the Koch brothers and others, is a testament to her political resilience

Did Hillary Cripple 2014 Dems?

Hillary Hurt Dems

Brent Budowsky: Clinton has been running for president for almost a decade. What is striking today is how little she appears to have thought through WHY she would run and HOW she would campaign.

Clinton Blasts Obama, Palin Blasts Warren

Palin Blasts Warren

Brent Budowsky: Pardon me, but the only rational person in this political trio is Elizabeth Warren, who not only outlines a clear and cogent progressive agenda for Democrats and America but is also campaigning around the country to elect other Democrats in the midterm election — something Hillary Clinton has not been doing all year, being preoccupied with other matters.

Draft Schweitzer for Montana Senate Seat

Draft Schweitzer for Senate

Brent Budowsky: If Schweitzer does run, he will have a good chance of winning and could save control of the United States Senate for the Democrats.

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