Marc Platt's Politics: I'm a Lefty

Apr. 26, 2016

By Marc Platt

Why do you think the GOP has not run ONE negative ad against Bernie Sanders? Could it be they would LOVE to run against him?
If Hillary Clinton had written "masturbation" articles 40 years ago, do you think her opponents would have plastered the airwaves with those articles?

Is it possible the GOP and all the Super Pacs would reprint all of Sander's early 1970's articles, especially in the deep south.

Senator Sanders has skated through this process for a reason folks. No one has tried to dig up any dirt on him on the Democratic side of the aisle. That would not be the case if he were the nominee. Think this through. I am totally right about this.

BTW..It is completely reprehensible to campaign using these tactics and I would credit the Clinton campaign for doing the right thing. I know the other side would not be as chivalrous.

Apr. 21, 2016

"The Way things are going, they're gonna crucify me."
(John Lennon "Ballad of John and Yoko")

Commentary by Marc Platt


Look folks, when all is said and done we're going to see Hillary Clinton face off against The Donald in a general election. God knows why Trump will want to subject himself to getting "Fired" by America and truly becoming "The Biggest Loser."

I still believe that he wants to find a way out of this mess he has created for himself.

He hasn't had a REAL political organization to do all the dirty work behind the scenes, because he is cheap. He could not have truly expected to be in this position, so he didn't bother to do what is necessary to actually win the White House.

The Trump "Campaign" is scrambling to put some sort of ground game together, while Hillary Clinton's machine has been intact since 2007. These Democratic campaign experts twice got Obama elected and now will have a "HUGE" head start on Trump.

It is very important for you to comprehend a few facts. I will keep this simple and not too wonky. 

Mitt Romney got smoked by Obama. Obama got around 65 million votes and Romney 59 million. Ask yourself one simple question...Can Donald J. Trump come even close to 59 million votes by alienating Mexicans, women, Asians, Muslims and people making the minimum wage, which he claims is "too high?"

Can Trump get millennials to vote for him? The same millennials who were Sander's supporters?

If the GOP goes to Cleveland and denies Trump the nomination, there will be hell to pay. If Trump is the nominee then there is a big chance that the senate and house turns blue in the downballot elections this November.

The sad GOP reality is Republicans will stay home in droves and Democrats will have their chance to elect the first female U.S. President and the U.S. Senate and a ton of House seats.

We could be looking at an exodus of GOP voters who will feel like they have no clear choices with Trump or Cruz on their ballots.

Paul Ryan was absolutely schooled by Joe Biden in the VP debate. He showed a total lack of knowledge in the area of foreign affairs. It is very difficult to find a qualified candidate on the GOP side. Kasich and Cruz have not really shown electoral prowess being beaten by a businessman who uses Twitter and Facebook much more than traditional advertising means.

This general election will be something to remember and reset the entire political process in America.

This is going to be very ugly for the Republicans.

Apr. 5, 2016
By Marc Platt
The reality of this primary season mirrors 2008 in reverse for Clinton. Remember how Obama won often and early the big delegate states and was drawing "HUGE" crowds throughout the primary season, but it was Hillary winning a lot of later states, but could never quite catch up?
Remember that Hillary Clinton basically has the same squad backing her this time. The same people are helping HER win this next election.
That is called "Winning Politics." Her message is the weakest media-wise, but resonates with common folks who want to wake up every day knowing their president has a handle on things.
Free college, National Minimum Wage hikes, unrealistic health care programs all SOUND great, but still must pass through congress who control the purse strings on everything that happens in this country. Presidents cannot just sign orders all the time that magically make shit happen. Ask Obama, who has signed less of these than the demagogic GOP have tried to point out to an uncaring electorate. This electorate WANTS to believe the next president will wave his/her magic wand and make economic inequality and other issues disappear.
This is the reality we really live in people.
Mar. 31, 2016

By Marc Platt

My belief that Donald Trump has no intention of actually BEING president looks to be true. The things he says and does will not fly with the overall electorate. This "Abortion" comment is just part of the mounting drip that will completely destroy what is left of the GOP.

I do feel sorry for my more conservative friends who have had to gradually back away from this party because of a buffoon like Trump.

This is a reality that started many decades ago as wages for angry white voters have not increased. Those are the voters who are speaking loudly in the primaries and making a Trump nomination possible. They are the ones who vote in these Republican primaries.

It is my belief that Trump doesn't believe half the things he says. He panders to the max whatever will get him votes.

This man LOVES running for president. Being president is a very different matter. If he runs third party (which is where this is heading)...Hello Hillary....That is what we are looking at here. Sanders (who I admire) will have a big say in the platform, but he has to win the next two primaries decisively. She is 30 points ahead in New York.

Mar. 17, 2016

By Marc Platt

The chances of Donald Trump running as a third party candidate are gaining momentum by the day. The GOP is doing everything in their power to deny The Donald. They will change the GOP Convention Rules.
My prediction...Hillary Clinton WILL be #45, much the same way Bill became #42 with help from an interloper. The Donald's ego is so large, he will not be able to NOT run as a third party candidate and the GOP just will not be able to live with themselves as Trump as their standard bearer.
My belief is that the GOP bigwigs would rather hand the White House keys over to Hillary Clinton (who they know they can work with) than an unbalanced reality TV star.
There are so many forces going behind the scenes to reshape a party that has been hi-jacked by extremists since 2009. Look for the GOP to re-brand and start from scratch. It is their only hope for being able to govern.
This entire Supreme Court fiasco is not nearly as bad when you think that they would probably have run out the clock anyway. Garland will be confirmed during the lame duck session.
You would have to think McConnell can't be THAT stupid. He will have to back off and let the purple state senate candidates off the hook and support having hearings. At some point the GOP may back down and go through th eprocess, but then run the clock out to appease the base.