Dick Morris from Creators Syndicate https://www.creators.com/read/dick-morris Creators Syndicate is an international syndication company that represents cartoonists and columnists of the highest caliber. en Mon, 12 Nov 2018 13:52:36 -0800 https://www.creators.com/ http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss Dick Morris from Creators Syndicate https://cdn.creators.com/features/dick-morris-thumb.jpg https://www.creators.com/read/dick-morris 18f3b0483288d74d741679594a545cc1 40 Percent of Election Polls Were Wrong for 11/09/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/dick-morris/11/18/40-percent-of-election-polls-were-wrong Fri, 09 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>The polling in the 2018 election was terrible. In the hotly contested Senate and governor races that played out across the country, 4 out of 10 polls were wrong (i.e., predicted the wrong winner).</p> <p>And 60 percent of the polls got the final numbers wrong by 3 points or more (even if they picked the right winner).<p>Updated: Fri Nov 09, 2018</p> afe430f27d778306efcf1842d20e6f5c Hillary Destroys Bill's Legacy for 11/05/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/dick-morris/11/18/hillary-destroys-bills-legacy Mon, 05 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Hillary Clinton has been toxic for Bill Clinton's legacy.</p> <p>Since he left the White House, his history has been one of sharply declining favorability ratings whenever she runs. Those ratings recover afterward. Then they decline when she runs again. And in 2017-18, the #MeToo movement has caused his ratings to drop even further.<p>Updated: Mon Nov 05, 2018</p> c6f73f1d5a197e9544927a5b92cea3b0 All Economic Signs Positive Going Into Cliffhanger Election for 11/02/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/dick-morris/11/18/all-economic-signs-positive-going-into-cliffhanger-election Fri, 02 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>The 2018 midterms are balanced on a razor's edge. Nobody can feel any level of confidence about predicting the outcome. <span class="column--highlighted-text">But the economy is showing all the positive signs possible, and Rasmussen Reports, the most reliable polling firm, has Trump's approval at 51 percent, the highest it has ever been.</span></p> <p>On the Senate side, there are four Republican seats that were thought to be in danger. Texas (Republican Sen. Ted Cruz) and Tennessee (Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn) look not to be in danger any longer. But Arizona (Republican Rep. Martha McSally) and Nevada (Republican Sen. Dean Heller) are both iffy. McSally has trailed in recent polling but bounced ahead in the latest poll. It's the opposite with Heller. He led in a series of polls but has fallen behind in the latest one.<p>Updated: Fri Nov 02, 2018</p> 1045a1eac08001a218afd61806258a9c Dems Repeating GOP Mistakes of 1998 for 10/25/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/dick-morris/10/18/dems-repeating-gop-mistakes-of-1998 Thu, 25 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>The Democratic Party is in the process of repeating the same mistakes the Republicans made as the 1998 midterm elections approached.</p> <p>And they are about to pay the same price: defeat.<p>Updated: Thu Oct 25, 2018</p> 76e9c8e955f04a0d5fb9869c6de1d56a Trump's Base Returns in the Nick of Time for 10/22/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/dick-morris/10/18/trumps-base-returns-in-the-nick-of-time Mon, 22 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>The voters who elected Donald Trump in 2016 are returning to him just as the midterms approach. With their help, Trump has recorded his highest job approval in the Wall Street Journal-NBC poll since he took office &#8212; 47 percent.</p> <p>But the real story is behind the numbers. Trump's base &#8212; white non-college voters (38 percent of the country) &#8212; is rallying to his candidates just as they did in the closing weeks of 2017.<p>Updated: Mon Oct 22, 2018</p> e67db93f5a5a818c3e275012fc1781c3 Is Hillary Clinton Being Secretly Paid to Disparage Brexit? for 10/15/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/dick-morris/10/18/is-hillary-clinton-being-secretly-paid-to-disparage-brexit Mon, 15 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>In the past few weeks, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has given at least four separate speeches in the U.K. that have been highly critical of Brexit.</p> <p>And we know she never works for nothing. But while she would be required to disclose any payments she received for lobbying the U.S. government, her advocacy in Europe about Brexit triggers no disclosure requirement. So she is taking care to do her advocacy and lobbying on the other side of the ocean.<p>Updated: Mon Oct 15, 2018</p> 6dd0532f1fa5ba29927f21b5beb398e9 The Kavanaugh Backlash for 10/04/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/dick-morris/10/18/the-kavanaugh-backlash Thu, 04 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Democrats overreached in their opposition to Kavanaugh's confirmation. It may cost them the House and the Senate.</p> <p>The blatant partisanship and the spectacle of the women accusing the judge of sexual misconduct 35 years ago put the true face of the current Democratic Party on display for all to see. And it was far from pretty. <p>Updated: Thu Oct 04, 2018</p> 471736a3f8bfc167b7c1ae4d618f570a President Trump: Dump Rosenstein for 09/26/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/dick-morris/09/18/president-trump-dump-rosenstein Wed, 26 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Bob Woodward's new book, "Fear," and a review of President Donald Trump's record indicate that Trump sometimes swerves at the last minute, betraying his own good instincts and listening to insider advisers.</p> <p>Now is not the time to falter. Trump should use this to get rid of Rod Rosenstein once and for all. Don't be conned into keeping him.<p>Updated: Wed Sep 26, 2018</p> 932f10c34b6957d254276ac51b0f1747 Trump Takes Huge Hit in September Ratings for 09/14/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/dick-morris/09/18/trump-takes-huge-hit-in-september-ratings Fri, 14 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>So far, September has not been kind to Donald Trump.</p> <p>Since Aug. 28, his job approval &#8212; according to the RealClearPolitics average &#8212; has fallen from 43.8 percent to 40.7 percent. Three points may not seem like a lot, but Trump had held fairly steady at between 43 and 44 percent for the past four months. The last time he was as low as he is now was in March of this year, when he had only 40.1 percent approval.<p>Updated: Fri Sep 14, 2018</p> 14d4768b394758fa544119d6729ff636 How to Defeat the Blue Wave for 09/05/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/dick-morris/09/18/how-to-defeat-the-blue-wave Wed, 05 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Alarmingly, all recent polls that have measured "generic preference" by party in the coming congressional elections have recorded a Democratic margin &#8212; some by a lot.</p> <p>In this survey question, voters are asked to choose between a hypothetical Democrat and a hypothetical Republican in their district for Congress. Ten polls in a row have shown a Democratic lead &#8212; eight by more than eight points and six by more than 10.<p>Updated: Wed Sep 05, 2018</p> 3e7a45b7c0426682ac8bbae5151e1c09 There Is No Wage Stagnation. It's a Liberal Myth for 09/04/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/dick-morris/09/18/there-is-no-wage-stagnation-its-a-liberal-myth Tue, 04 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p>It has become axiomatic that wages are stagnant in the U.S. and have been so for 20 years.</p> <p>If you confront a liberal with the rapid economic growth since the Trump tax cut passed, he will always say that wages are stagnant.</p> <p>But that is wrong! Dead wrong.<p>Updated: Tue Sep 04, 2018</p> c8f0e7212b15df0ab910eb4929684c9f Russia and China Are Causing Climate Change, Not US for 08/29/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/dick-morris/08/18/russia-and-china-are-causing-climate-change-not-us Wed, 29 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>As the left ramps up its blame-game accusing President Donald Trump of undermining efforts to mitigate climate change, some core facts are useful to consider:</p> <p>&#8212;The United States is rapidly decreasing its carbon emissions, largely due to market forces, not federal regulation.<p>Updated: Wed Aug 29, 2018</p> 310811ac2dfa8dfa070edcb2b67c1ab3 Why Do Any Former Officials Get to Keep Their Security Clearances? for 08/20/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/dick-morris/08/18/why-do-any-former-officials-get-to-keep-their-security-clearances Mon, 20 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Why do any former officials ever have a security clearance? And why should they mind so much when it's terminated?</p> <p>The firestorm of liberal and media criticism of President Donald Trump for revoking the security clearance of former Director of National Intelligence James Brennan begs the question of why he kept the clearance in the first place after leaving his post.<p>Updated: Mon Aug 20, 2018</p> 0bb8cd657a7f0bb36bad263d76eec7f6 GOP Has Won 8 of 10 Special House Elections in 2017-2018 for 08/09/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/dick-morris/08/18/gop-has-won-8-of-10-special-house-elections-in-2017-2018 Thu, 09 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p>The results of 10 special House elections this cycle, show that the media hype about an approaching blue wave that will supposedly sweep the Democrats to power in the House is just that &#8212; hype.</p> <p>In 2017 and 2018, so far, Republicans have won 8 of 10 special House elections. And one of the two Democratic wins was an all-Democrat contest in California's 34th. The Democrats, of course, also took the special election for the Jeff Sessions Senate seat in Alabama, but Republican Roy Moore had to work very hard to blow that election. The scandals that the Democrats dug up to win that contest scarcely can be called harbingers of a blue wave.</p> <p>The media portrayed every one of the races, all ultimately won by the GOP, as very close, razor-thin opportunities to show the decay in President Trump's base. In breathless countdowns to Election Day, the national media highlighted the contests and wrote of the virtually unstoppable &#8212; and always surprising &#8212; Democratic surge it claimed it was detecting. Each time, this special election would be the one that would expose Trump's feet of clay. But, then, after the Republican won, the media obscured the victory by delaying awarding the win to the GOP citing recounts and possible reversal. The final outcome has always been buried in fine print and eclipsed by speculation about the next special election.<p>Updated: Thu Aug 09, 2018</p> 2f50bdf0e656f5c2321d41608bb95a77 Why Manafort Trial Is Helping Trump for 08/03/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/dick-morris/08/18/why-manafort-trial-is-helping-trump Fri, 03 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p>In Rasmussen's polling &#8212; the only daily tracking survey of President Donald Trump's ratings and the only one testing likely voters &#8212; Trump has surged from a 44 percent approval rating on July 21 to 50 percent on Aug. 2. Indeed, as the Paul Manafort case neared its trial date and then began, Trump moved from 46 percent to the current 50 percent level.</p> <p>How is the Manafort trial helping Trump?</p> <p>Since the average voter does not closely follow the daily flow of information about the special prosecutor and his case, it may be coming as something of a surprise that the political consultant's trial has nothing to do with Trump. It concerns events that took place long before Manafort entered Trump's life and in no way involved the president then or now.<p>Updated: Fri Aug 03, 2018</p> 24791c978637310874276a2b22c588e2 Huge Economic Gain Could Power Huge Trump Win for 07/30/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/dick-morris/07/18/huge-economic-gain-could-power-huge-trump-win Mon, 30 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p>It is, of course, a truism that good economic news helps the incumbent president in his midterm elections. But this week's news is better than most, and the gains for President Donald Trump could be far greater than the norm.</p> <p>There are four things about the current economic news that are extraordinary:</p> <p>First, its magnitude exceeds any quarterly economic growth report in recent years. To break through the monotony of 2 percent growth with a stunning 4.1 percent GDP increase for the quarter is noteworthy. It may penetrate the drone of mediocre economic stats to which we have become accustomed.<p>Updated: Mon Jul 30, 2018</p> 909598cf3c4f47aed746e3801b2a201c US Joins the European Common Market 60 Years Later for 07/27/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/dick-morris/07/18/us-joins-the-european-common-market-60-years-later Fri, 27 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p></p><p>In their historic meeting this week at the White House, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and President Trump agreed to negotiate zero tariffs between the EU and the U.S. on all items other than automobiles. (A deal on autos may soon follow. German carmakers have indicated their willingness to embrace zero tariffs on autos as well).<p>Updated: Fri Jul 27, 2018</p> 3b05b4fe6afe5b4141985bb24a627266 Trump Scores Big on Trade with Europe for 07/26/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/dick-morris/07/18/trump-scores-big-on-trade-with-europe Thu, 26 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Responding to pressure by President Donald Trump at the G-7 Summit meeting earlier this month, German car manufacturers have thrown their support behind the president's proposal to eliminate tariffs on car imports from the EU to the U.S. and vice versa.</p> <p>Currently, the EU imposes a 10 percent tariff on car imports from the U.S., and America has a 2.5 percent tariff on its imports from the EU.<p>Updated: Thu Jul 26, 2018</p> f6d4d63b3a6adb50915f4d648020bb29 Trump's Actions Have Been Tough on Putin for 07/17/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/dick-morris/07/18/trumps-actions-have-been-tough-on-putin Tue, 17 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p></p><p>Democratic charges that President Donald Trump was obsequious toward Russian dictator Vladimir Putin during the press conference after their Helsinki summit Monday ignore the reality of how sternly the president has dealt with Russia.<p>Updated: Tue Jul 17, 2018</p> 5021b7113d111a1acf419e695fc254e5 Trump's Tax Cut Increased Federal Revenue, Liberals Wrong Again for 07/16/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/dick-morris/07/18/trumps-tax-cut-increased-federal-revenue-liberals-wrong-again Mon, 16 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p>The Laffer Curve, named after economist Arthur Laffer, works!</p> <p>As the Curve predicts, increase in tax rates will tend to raise, rather than lower, actual tax revenues.</p> <p>President Donald Trump's tax cuts are becoming a case in point.<p>Updated: Mon Jul 16, 2018</p>