germany’s just now election does not bode well either

On the Coming of the … new wave? …

“The thing that Roy Moore really has, and everybody thinks it’s the Ten Commandments, it’s actually taking on The Man. And that’s kind of a bipartisan thing. That’s a Trump thing, that’s a Chris McDaniel thing,” said Jeff Roe […]

Ultimately, there’s a sense of “Screw The Man by buying this record” — the late 1960s promotional ad for some “corporate rock”.

Or, to be slightly conspiratorial on that one

Where do you think Roy Moore will be coming down on the great Republican tax plan?  Or, for that matter, on trade?

In Nevada, the son of legendary UNLV basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian, Danny, is challenging incumbent Sen. Dean Heller; in Michigan, the rebel rock star Kid Rock is entertaining a run […]

Wait.  Kid Rock?  And rebel, like… what?  Last I checked in, it was him singing over old Lynyrd Skynyrd classics.

While Ritchie hasn’t announced whether he will actually run, he’s selling shirts adorned with his campaign logo. He has also peppered his recent tour with political statements and diatribes, injecting himself into the political discussion.
While many Republicans believe Ritchie would be a strong candidate thanks to his notoriety, they doubt that he’ll follow through.

Sure.  And this meanders forward.

If you think that Trump can be beaten by a two-term governor of a Midwestern state with really good ideas about health care, or by a senator who really attracts young people, think again. The idea that a relatively conventional elected official will differentiate herself from Trump by dint of her seriousness or that an unconventional elected official can out-populist Trump is crazy. If you need to set a thief to catch a thief, you need a star — a grand, outsized, fearless star whom Trump can neither intimidate nor outshine — to catch a star. We’re through the looking glass here. America is discarding old approaches in politics. Democrats will have to do the same to match the mood to the moment.

Sure.  It’s Alton Parker versus Theodore Roosevelt all over again!

Democrats should drop  Stabenow — disregard that poll showing her with a 20 percent lead  (What did they say about Trump once upon a time, after all?) and nominate a Detroit based music star… Who?  Oh, you know… Shaggy 2 Dope.  Reconnect with that downwardly mobile rust belt base, and the idea of a performer in clown make up joining the likes of Roy Moore will capture the zeitgeist of the movement.

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