Democrats are using Barack Obama to neuter Trump's events with rallies of his own in the same midterm swing states that Trump is visiting.
Republicans in the House of Representatives have put forward a spending bill that excludes new money for election security grants to states, causing an outcry from furious Democrats.
Amid a firestorm of controversy about President Trump’s denial of Russian election interference there was an expectation that the House would fund a bipartisan approach that would help states protect themselves from cyber attacks and other threats to election security.
It is 208 days until November 6, 2018, the date of the midterm elections. After the votes are counted it is likely (assuming Russia has not hacked our voting machines) that Democrats will re-take control of the U.S. House of Representatives, and Nancy Pelosi will be re-installed as Speaker of the House.
Consider these separate but related news items:
- The cost and availability of health care is the #1 issue that Americans care about right now, according to the Gallup poll.
- The Gallup poll for the last year has been showing that Obamacare (ACA) is approved of by over half of American voters.
- A new HuffPost/YouGov poll shows that American voters are more focused on health care than any other issue. Over 30 percent of voters polled said that health care was their top issue, which was more than twice as many as any other issue.
- In a December Gallup poll nearly half of Americans support a government-run healthcare system, the highest number ever. In fact, through Medicare, Medicaid, the Veterans’ Administration, the federal government and the prison system, about 40% of Americans already receive their healthcare from government-run programs. And most people like these programs and want to keep them.
Add all this together and you can’t help but reach an inescapable conclusion: If health care plays a prominent role in this year’s election, it could provide a huge advantage for Democrats.
It's nothing short of embarrassing that the folks who know GOP Senate candidate Kevin Nicholson best – literally, his folks – don't think he should be a U.S. Senator.