Post Tagged with: "Donald Trump"

BRACK:  Is Washington reaching a tipping point with Trump?

BRACK:  Is Washington reaching a tipping point with Trump?

By Andy Brack, editor and publisher  |   Are congressional Republicans in Washington reaching a tipping point over the continuing political theater and water-tortured presidency of Donald Trump?

If recent public comments by prominent South Carolina Republicans are any indication of the diminishing stature and respect in which Trump is held in Washington, then the president should be worried.  Despite his party’s control of Congress, the hyper-sensitive, Twitter-impaired Trump can’t seem to climb out of a Washington swamp of his own making to be a player in promoting his agenda.  For the first time in my lifetime, the president seems like a B-team sideline player watching a game being played on a muddy field in the rain.  None of it is pretty.

by · 07/17/2017 · 1 comment · Andy Brack, Views
WEATHERFORD:  Five things Donald Trump can learn from Genghis Khan

WEATHERFORD: Five things Donald Trump can learn from Genghis Khan

By Jack Weatherford, republished with permission | In stark contrast to the United States, with its scattered mini-wars around the globe, Genghis Khan always fought with one single, clear goal: victory. Total victory, not a qualified, partial, negotiated or hyphenated victory.

by · 12/11/2016 · Comments are Disabled · My Turn, Views
BRACK:  Time to think more deeply about state’s 2018 leaders

BRACK: Time to think more deeply about state’s 2018 leaders

By Andy Brack, editor and publisher | News that President-elect Donald Trump is considering S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley and Lt. Gov. Henry McMaster for prominent roles in his administration highlights how we need to start thinking now about who we want to lead South Carolina in the future.

With the 2016 elections over, Haley is considered a lame duck as her second term as governor ends in two years. As a rising minority star in the Republican party, it’s natural that Trump’s team would look for a big role for Haley, who met Thursday with Trump for what was called “a good discussion,” by a spokesman.

by · 11/21/2016 · Comments are Disabled · Andy Brack, Views
PHOTO:  Juxtaposition

PHOTO: Juxtaposition

This photo was just too good to pass up. Editor and publisher Andy Brack says he was walking along Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C., on Friday afternoon and ran into a rally of women for Hillary Clinton for President. A block away loomed the Old Post Office, which GOP candidate Donald Trump has turned into one of his signature hotels. He apparently has joked that he’ll be living along Pennsylvania Avenue one way or another, regardless of how the election goes Tuesday. At left, you can see the post office’s tower. At right, you can see one woman’s poster, “Love trumps hate.”

by · 11/07/2016 · Comments are Disabled · Photos
FOCUS:  Register to vote by Oct. 8

FOCUS: Register to vote by Oct. 8

Staff reports | As the mother of all debates is set for tonight between Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump, you won’t be able to have your say at the polls Nov. 8 unless your registered to vote. The deadline to register in South Carolina is Oct. 8.

* Read the story to find out if you’re registered and, if not, how to get registered.

You might want to click the first link, especially if you haven’t voted in the last few elections, to make sure you haven’t been purged from voter rolls due to inactivity. [We suggest you check anyway, especially if you’ve moved in the last few years.]

According to the most recent information from the S.C. Election Commission, some 3,081,428 South Carolinians are registered to vote. In Charleston County, 274,547 people are registered to vote, the second largest number by county in the state.

by · 09/26/2016 · Comments are Disabled · Focus, Good news
BRACK:  On Sanford, unemployment, airport parking, bike lane and Trump

BRACK: On Sanford, unemployment, airport parking, bike lane and Trump

By Andy Brack, editor and publisher | A bunch of headlines — some good, some not — scream out for some kind of commentary, so let’s dive right in.

Our congressman, Republican U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford, offered a self-serving opinion piece/lecture of Aug. 15 in The New York Times that urged his party’s presidential standard bearer, Donald Trump, to release his federal income tax returns.

He’s right, particularly to suggest that Trump’s “obstinacy” in releasing returns would have dramatic impacts in down-ballot elections and in future elections because others wouldn’t feel they had to be as transparent as candidates in the past.

by · 08/22/2016 · 1 comment · Andy Brack, Views
BRACK:  Red or blue?  How will S.C. vote in the fall?

BRACK: Red or blue? How will S.C. vote in the fall?

By Andy Brack, editor and publisher | Improbable as it may seem, there’s a slim chance South Carolina could vote blue in November and send its nine electoral votes to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

There’s no way we could ever have written that sentence a year ago — heck, even two months ago. But with the campaign of GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump in a political free fall of biblical proportions, anything seems possible as moderate Republicans and independents are finding it harder to stomach Trump’s hubris, arrogance and fear-mongering.

by · 08/08/2016 · Comments are Disabled · Andy Brack, Views
BRACK: Why you should take a vacation in November

BRACK: Why you should take a vacation in November

By Andy Brack, editor and publisher | This may be the only political prediction that will become true by the time we head to the polls in November: The weirdest presidential election in American history will get weirder.

In a rational world, presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump’s bloviated reality show of a campaign that scares world leaders because they can’t predict him would get so tangled in misinformation, negativity and hyperbole that he wouldn’t be taken seriously by November.

by · 05/09/2016 · Comments are Disabled · Andy Brack, Views
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BRACK: Have fictional characters hijacked the presidential primaries?

By Andy Brack, editor and publisher | With all of the finger-pointing, gesticulating, spite, retorts, nasty responses to retorts, robocalls and flood of oversized postcards, the presidential primary process has become a mess, more of a reality television show than reality.

It’s as if the grind of politics, which has been the social equivalent to a root canal for many, has become a caricature of itself. It’s as if real people are really acting like cartoon characters.

by · 02/22/2016 · Comments are Disabled · Andy Brack, Views
BRACK: S.C. will play a big role in presidential primaries

BRACK: S.C. will play a big role in presidential primaries

By Andy Brack, editor and publisher | South Carolina will play the role of political legitimizer in its presidential primaries later this month. It may not anoint the next president, but it certainly will declutter the field.

Why? Because South Carolina looks like more of the rest of America, compared to contests in Iowa and New Hampshire where nine in 10 people are white. In South Carolina, just like the rest of the country, six in 10 people are white. Bottom line: Because South Carolina’s culture isn’t so homogeneous, there’s a greater diversity of views and values. And that may lead to more traditional politics.

by · 02/08/2016 · Comments are Disabled · Andy Brack, Views