In this commentary, Mike McCabe of BlueJean Nation talks party platforms. What’s the purpose? McCabe states party platforms are only relevant to a few thousand delegates for one week a year during the party convention. The excessively verbose documents, he says, are really scaffolds, not platforms.
“Messaging” is a popular buzz word in political circles. According to Mike McCabe, those who win elections are convinced superior messaging is the secret of their success, while the losers are convinced that faulty messaging was their downfall. In this commentary, Mike McCabe of BlueJean Nation believes good messaging won’t fix a political party’s problems […]
Both political sides have made their voices heard over the years when they thought the government wasn’t serving their interests. The Occupy movement on the left made talk of economic inequality commonplace. The Tea Party put the fear of God in GOP politicians. One movement steered clear of involvement with elections, and the other jumped […]
According to political commentator Mike McCabe, Governor Scott Walker is highly skilled in the use of divide and conquer tactics, a master at pitting one group of struggling and vulnerable people against another. It’s his favorite play, the political equivalent of Vince Lombardi’s “Power Sweep” or USC’s “Student Body Right.” Walker turns to this page […]
Wisconsin is a shadow of its former self. Once known as a beacon of clean and open government, an industrial powerhouse, and a leading force in the dairy industry, much has changed. The state provided Trump a surprising victory, showing that voters want change. In this commentary, Mike McCabe of BlueJean Nation explains why Wisconsin […]
Changes to our health care system will affect millions of American citizens who are dependent on accessible and affordable health insurance. Republicans are determined to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, but haven’t yet found a good solution as to how to accomplish that. In this commentary, Mike McCabe of BlueJean Nation gives his […]