Brent Budowsky: Believers in freedom and democracy owe a profound debt to Defense Secretary Mattis, who towers above all others inside the Trump administration as a bulwark of the democratic alliance.
Brent Budowsky: Will also dramatized the single greatest truth about the midterm elections in 2018, which is that the only way to create a check and balance today is to vote Democratic for House and Senate candidates in the midterm elections.
Brent Budowsky: God bless her morality, her integrity, her honor, her compassion, her decency and her patriotism for speaking out with clarity, honor and truth against this policy that must end.
Brent Budowsky: If Obama comes out swinging in 2018 as RFK came out swinging in 1968 he would light up the television screens and social media platforms with saturation coverage of the political battle of our century between two competing parties and visions.
Brent Budowsky: 300 powerful women in Hollywood have announced a new group called Time’s Up to lead a national campaign against the systematic sexual harassment of women from Hollywood to working-class communities across America.
Brent Budowsky: In politics, a dream merchant is a candidate who sells a big idea about what America can be, offers big proposals that could make it happen, and campaigns with a sincerity and passion that voters believe is real, true and appealing. Bernie Sanders Dream
Brent Budowsky: Obama is wrong — and insulting to voters — when he suggests that they need him or the media to determine whether they should put their faith in Sanders.
Brent Budowsky: What Trump does is endlessly repeat the same insult against an opponent and let the media repeat it endlessly until it sticks to his target. In advertising this is called branding. It gave the world “little Marco,” “lying Ted” and “low-energy Jeb” to which I add today “Trump the loser.”
Brent Budowsky: I am arguing that the data are screaming a message that cannot be denied: Across the universe of match-up polls, Sanders runs stronger than Clinton, Trump, Cruz, Rubio and Kasich. Period.
Brent Budowsky: With Mitch McConnell telling Senate Republicans it would be OK for them to attack Donald Trump if he becomes the GOP’s nominee, Harry Reid is within reach of enjoying the last laugh of his legislative career and leading Democrats back to control of the Senate.
Brent Budowsky: The problem facing the GOP establishment is that none of the center-right candidates — all of whom would be credible candidates and presidents — have emerged as front-runners for the anybody-but-Cruz mantle. Cruz or Trump
Brent Budowsky: Young people and many independents and others support Sanders because he believes in the power and nobility of the dream, while cynics claim those dreams are “naive” and “unrealistic” and should be abandoned before the battle to make them come true has even begun.
Brent Budowsky: What the insider Washington Democratic establishment fails to understand is that the issues Sanders raises have great appeal to the broad nation.