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SEPTEMBER 4-5,  2023

POLITICAL THREAT TO BIDEN:  The Dems depend on a particular percentage of the "minority" vote to win elections.  But what would happen if that percentage erodes?  That is exactly what is occurring now.  We can feel Democrats reaching for the panic button.  From The New York Times via Yahoo News: 

President Joe Biden is underperforming among nonwhite voters in New York Times/Siena College national polls over the last year, helping to keep the race close in a hypothetical rematch against former President Donald Trump.

On average, Biden leads Trump by just 53% to 28% among registered nonwhite voters in a compilation of Times/Siena polls from 2022 and 2023, which includes over 1,500 nonwhite respondents.

The results represent a marked deterioration in Biden’s support compared with 2020, when he won more than 70% of nonwhite voters. If he’s unable to revitalize this support by November 2024, it will continue a decade-long trend of declining Democratic strength among voters considered to be the foundation of the party.

Biden’s tepid support among these voters appears to be mostly responsible for the close race in early national surveys, which show Biden and Trump all but tied among registered voters even as Biden runs as well among white voters as he did four years ago.

With more than a year to go until the election, there’s plenty of time for Biden to reenergize his former supporters. Indeed, the Times/Siena data suggests Biden could approach — though not match — his 2020 standing simply by reclaiming voters who say they backed him in the last election.

But the possibility that his standing will remain beneath the already depressed levels of the last presidential election should not be discounted. Democrats have lost ground among nonwhite voters in almost every election over the last decade, even as racially charged fights over everything from a border wall to kneeling during the national anthem might have been expected to produce the exact opposite result. Weak support for Biden could easily manifest itself as low turnout — as it did in 2022 — even if many young and less engaged voters ultimately do not vote for Trump.

COMMENT:  Read the rest.  This is a thorough report.  However, I cannot help but being amused by the surprise expressed by pundits at the decline in the Democratic minority vote.  Could it be, could it possibly be, that the pundits are simply wrong in their understanding of how minority citizens think?  Could it be that said pundits have listened too much to college professors and professional activists, and not enough to the voters themselves? 

Yeah, it could be.  Maybe it's time to have some talks with black mothers and Hispanic families.  Find out how it feels to be a black mother who's afraid to let her child go out and play.  How can that mother vote for a party that believes in defunding the police?  Talk to the right people.  Ask the right questions.

September 5, 2023       Permalinks

 

 

SEPTEMBER 2-3,  2023

A NOT-SO-GENTLE REMINDER FROM THE REAL WORLD:  We're talking about presidential primaries and they're talking about nuclear weapons.  From Reuters: 

(Reuters) - Kim Jong Un plans to travel to Russia this month to meet President Vladimir Putin and discuss the possibility of supplying Moscow with weapons for the war in Ukraine, as Russia says it is seeking closer military ties with North Korea.

In a rare trip abroad, Kim would travel from Pyongyang, probably by armoured train, to Vladivostok, on the Pacific Coast of Russia, where he would meet Putin, the New York Times reported on Monday, citing U.S. and allied sources.

While in Vladivostok, a port city not far from North Korea, the two leaders would discuss Kim's sending Russia artillery shells and antitank missiles in exchange for Moscow's advanced technology for satellites and nuclear-powered submarines, the newspaper reported.

At a time when the United States has expressed concern about growing military ties between the two countries, the news of Kim's planned visit came after Russia said it was discussing holding joint military exercises with North Korea.

"Why not, these are our neighbours. There's an old Russian saying: you don't choose your neighbours and it's better to live with your neighbours in peace and harmony," Interfax news agency quoted Russia's Defence Minister, Sergei Shoigu, as saying on Monday.

When asked about the possibility of joint exercises between the two countries, he said they were "of course" being discussed, it said.

South Korean news agency Yonhap earlier cited South Korea's intelligence agency as saying Shoigu, who visited Pyongyang in July, had proposed to Kim that their countries hold a naval exercise, along with China.

The Kremlin said last week that Moscow intends to deepen its "mutually respectful relations" with Pyongyang, one of its close Cold War allies and also one of a small handful of countries to back Russia's proclaimed annexation of parts of Ukraine in 2022.

The New York Times reported that Kim could possibly go to Moscow, although that was not certain.

COMMENT:  I'd like to see the presidential candidates concentrate more on foreign policy.  It is stories like this that hint at the future we face internationally, yet foreign policy seems to be an afterthought these days.  It is not.  It is something that can kill us, while we count economic numbers.  China must be our main concern, but China is linked with Russia and North Korea, and Iran. 

We must never allow those nations to see us as weak.  That is how wars get started.

September 3, 2023       Permalinks

 

SHOCKED!  SHOCKED, HE IS!  There is deep upset on the trendy left over a poll showing Donald Trump and Joe Biden in a dead heat.   How could this be, when Trump's destruction has been so carefully planned?  From Fox: 

ABC's George Stephanopoulos appeared stunned Sunday by a 2024 election poll showing former President Trump and President Biden tied at 46% in a hypothetical rematch, calling the findings "kind of shocking" in light of Trump's mounting legal woes.

During a segment on ABC's "This Week," Stephanopoulos brought up a Wall Street Journal poll released over the weekend showing support among Trump and Biden split directly down the middle at 46% support each if the 2024 presidential election were held today.

"It is kind of shocking in a way, that despite all of the baggage that Donald Trump carries, he’s tied with Joe Biden right now," Stephanopoulos said.

The ABC host said it appears the indictments against Trump are only strengthening his base within the GOP.

"With every passing month, with every new indictment, Donald Trump seems to be consolidating his control over the Republican Party," he told viewers.

Those surveyed in the Wall Street Journal poll were asked about the indictments against Trump, with more than 60% of Republican primary voters insisting that the multiple criminal charges were politically motivated and lacked merit. Another 78% said that Trump's actions following the 2020 election were legitimate actions to ensure an accurate vote. Just 16% said that Trump illegally attempted to prevent Congress from certifying the 2020 presidential election results.

Despite the legal troubles embroiling Trump, the survey found that 59% of Republican primary voters support the former president in the race for the White House an 11-point increase since the outlet conducted a similar survey in April.

Former Democratic National Committee chair Donna Brazile said she found the poll's findings alarming, echoing other Democrats who warned it could be bad news for President Biden.

"When I looked at that recent poll, [from] the Wall Street Journal, I said, ‘this could keep me up at night,'" she remarked.

In a separate TV interview Sunday, CNN's Jim Acosta reminded viewers that despite Trump's "four indictments…he is still tied with Joe Biden in the poll."

Larry Sabato, the Director of the Center for Politics at the University of Virginia, told Acosta that the poll signals Biden has his work cut out for him heading into the 2024 election season.

"Biden has work to do," Sabato said.

COMMENT:  We should note that the election is a year and two months away.  Neither Trump nor Biden might be factors a year from now.  On the other hand, Biden's poor showing, matched against a former president under indictment, is hardly the thing the Dems can brag about.  He is a weak candidate, and his physical fitness for the job is subject to legitimate questions. 

This is just beginning.

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