We’re bitter. Politically speaking, we’re very bitter. We’re a nation of bitter politics. The most recent, obvious example is Bernie Sanders’ run for the Democratic party presidential nomination. When Sanders ran, and lost, Hillary Clinton Democrats freaked the fuck out. To them, Sanders was invalid. He shouldn’t even have been allowed to run. The argument,… Continue reading Our Political Bitterness Is Destroying Our Democracy
People who don’t pay very close attention to politics are shocked that racists and Nazis are comfortable as members of the Republican party. They shouldn’t be, just look at the Republican party’s recent history. On August 3, 1980, Republican presidential candidate Ronald Reagan gave his now-infamous states’ rights speech at the Neshoba County Fair near… Continue reading Reagan’s Neshoba County Fair “States’ Rights” Speech Was No Dog Whistle
The Republican party has fucked us – again. This Donald Trump episode will result in people being injured or killed. We liberals will have to fix this because the Republican party is unwilling to do what needs to be done. For four decades the Republican party has pandered to racists and bigots in order to… Continue reading Fuck You GOP
I know, the party of Lincoln stopped being the party of Lincoln in the 1960s, but damn, the Republican party is spun out of orbit and it’s now cartwheeling uncontrollably through outer space. It’s true that the gerrymandering and Koch brothers money has been effective at capturing state legislatures, governorships and a lot of US… Continue reading The Party of Lincoln Is Dead
The United States has been heading toward a brick wall politically for at least 50 years. The great unravelling of conservatism began in the 1960s – the Civil Rights movement and Vietnam radically altered this country. Today, people like Ted Cruz and Donald Trump and Rand Paul and Chris Christie and Mike Huckabee are just… Continue reading How We Got to This Point
Maybe I’m just getting older. Maybe the conservative movement was always devoid of serious intellectual thinkers. But up until the late 1990s, the conservative wing of our political world included intelligent people like William F. Buckley and editorial writers like William Safire. There were always the Birchers, but there were intelligent men and women associated… Continue reading Really? This is the 21st Century Conservative Movement?
Republican senators Marco Rubio and Mike Lee have unveiled, or unearthed, the GOP’s plan for economic growth. It’s the same plan they’ve had for more than 30 years. Give tax cuts to the rich, bankrupt the country, and watch as the free hand of the market strangles the life out of the middle class and… Continue reading Republicans “Unveil” Economic Plan
Republicans buckled under Democratic opposition Tuesday. After weeks of hemming and hawing, House Republican leadership acquiesced to Democrat’s firm stand that the House pass a “clean” Department of Homeland Security funding bill. House Speaker John Boehner brought the bill, without provisions to undo President Obama’s immigration executive orders, up for a vote Tuesday. It passed… Continue reading Republicans Cave