Image for post
Image for post
Clinton and Obama both had successful presidencies. Biden is off to a strong start.

A clear pattern has emerged since 1993. The last two Democratic presidents were very successful and left office with high approval ratings. In contrast, the last two Republican presidents were miserable failures and were deeply unpopular. Let’s take a little trip down memory lane and take a look at the record.

During the Bill Clinton Presidency, 22 million new jobs were created, unemployment declined from 7% to 4%, median family income rose, and poverty declined to its lowest rate in 20 years. …


Image for post
Image for post
Trump will go down in history as the worst president in U.S. history.

I recently wrote a piece in which I analyzed Trump’s disastrous presidency. That piece indicated that Trump’s incompetence was responsible for approximately 200,000 unnecessary corona virus deaths, 10 million lost jobs and 12 million lost insurance policies. On the international front, I pointed out that Iran and North Korea became more dangerous during Trump’s presidency.

Since I wrote that piece, even more evidence has come out that puts into sharp relief Trump’s myriad failures as president. These new findings provide yet more proof that Trump’s disastrous handling of the pandemic had deadly consequences for nearly 200,000 Americans.

A new report…


Image for post
Image for post
Pete Ricketts has botched the Covid-19 vaccine rollout in Nebraska.

Pete Ricketts has visibly struggled in his job as governor since he was inaugurated in 2015. He is totally out of his depth due to a lack of experience and he has repeatedly tried to implement his intellectually and morally bankrupt conservative philosophy. Ricketts’ tenure as governor has revealed that a key feature of conservatism is how almost all of its bedrock policies melt under the light of personal experience. It’s interesting to note how rarely strict conservative principles survive direct personal experience with a social problem.

Recent revelations about Ricketts’ reign of error indicate that the billionaire governor continues…


Image for post
Image for post
Ben Sasse hanging out with his colleagues in 2017.

The Washington Post’s Eugene Robinson recently wrote a column calling on progressives to “celebrate” Ben Sasse as a “hero.” Robinson wrote that: “I look forward to the day when I can get back to disagreeing with the likes of Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) and Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) about basically everything.” Robinson is a great writer and analyst on the cable shows but I have to disagree with him on this one.

Ben Sasse has received a lot of national attention since the election because he is one of the few elected GOP officials who condemned Trump’s attempt to steal…


Image for post
Image for post
American farmers and consumers paid a huge price for Trump’s failed trade war.

In 2018, Donald Trump told us that trade wars are “good and easy to win.” How did that turn out? The final numbers are in for Trump’s failed trade war and it’s not pretty. Trump’s remarks haven’t aged well.

From Politico: “The U.S. trade deficit over the four years of President Donald Trump’s presidency soared to its highest level since 2008, a new Commerce Department Report showed on Friday,” Politico reports.

“The combined U.S. goods and services trade deficit increased to $679 billion in 2020, compared to $481 billion in 2016, the year before Trump took office. …


Image for post
Image for post
Ricketts is a well behaved version of Trump.

Since the Christian Right became a major player in the GOP coalition in 1980, the Republicans have sought to defund the public schools and use taxpayer dollars to finance corporate, private and religiously based schools. We’ve seen a welter of proposals on both the federal and state levels for charter schools, tax breaks for religious schools and tuition vouchers.

Governor Pete Ricketts and the Nebraska Republican Party have been part of this movement to use taxpayer dollars to fund private schools. Fortunately, due to Nebraska’s unique unicameral legislature, these efforts have largely been thwarted. …


Image for post
Image for post
Pete Ricketts has been a well behaved version of Donald Trump.

Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts’ incompetence and fealty to Donald Trump has resulted in one of the nation’s worst responses to the Covid-19 pandemic. At the present time, Nebraska is number nine in the country in terms of new daily COVID-19 cases per capita. What’s more, according to the Harvard Global Health Institute, Nebraska is in the so-called red zone. That means that Nebraska is now suffering from unchecked community spread.

Unfortunately for the people of Nebraska, Ricketts’ policies have largely replicated those of his hero Donald Trump. Recently, Dr. James Lawler of UNMC correctly pointed out that Trump’s failed policies…


Image for post
Image for post
Joe Biden has inherited the the most serious problems of any new president since Lincoln in 1861 and Franklin Roosevelt in 1933.

When President Obama took office in 2009, he was facing numerous crises. The economy was losing 800,000 jobs per month, the banking and auto industries were on the verge of collapse and the U.S. was involved in two failed wars. At the time, Obama inherited the most serious problems of any new president since Lincoln in 1861 and Franklin Roosevelt in 1933.

Despite this national crisis, the Republicans in Congress settled on a strategy of all out obstruction before Obama was even inaugurated. Then Vice President Joe Biden reported that during the transition, several GOP Senators privately told him that…


Image for post
Image for post
Trump will go down in history as the worst president in American history.

When Donald Trump took office on January 20, 2017, he inherited a growing economy from the Obama-Biden Administration. Beginning with the end of the Bush recession in 2009, the unemployment rate during the Obama-Biden Administration was reduced from 10% to 4.7%. In 2016 alone, the economy added 2.15 million jobs. Moreover, since the end of the Bush recession, the economy had added 15.6 million jobs between 2009 to 2016. That was the best record of job creation since Bill Clinton’s second term.

The former TV reality star also inherited an improved health care system from Obama. Thanks to the Affordable…


Image for post
Image for post
This is the first time troops have bivouacked in the Capitol since the US Civil War in the 1860s.

LIE: Trump didn’t instigate or cause the attack on the Capitol.

Dennis Crawford

I’m a trial lawyer, a Democratic activist and a sports fan.

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store