About Milt Shook

A writer with 40 years in the political game (and let's face it, it is a game). I am a liberal because facts have a liberal bias, and I really like facts. If you like facts, you'll like this blog. If not, you'll have a hard time.

With 3 Days to Go, a Liberal Manifesto: Positive Messaging We Can Win With

It’s kind of fun watching the current incarnation of the Republican Party implode, although we’d be having more fun if it had happened a long time ago.  The first thing we should plan to do if we win Tuesday is … Continue reading

Four Days to Go: The GOP “Small Government” Joke

In the last 20-25 years, I don’t think a day has passed without seeing or hearing a Republican brag about how “small government”It’s really irritating. it would be less so if they actually were “small government.”I mean, I don’t believe … Continue reading

Five Days to Go: Let’s Deal With the Corruption

In just five days, we get to start the process of moderating the most corrupt regime in US history. We used to have standards. Okay, they weren’t always great standards, but they were standards nonetheless. While our presidents sometimes did some … Continue reading

Six Days to Go: There is Nothing Wrong With Democrats

Over the last few days, at least several times per day, I am told by a self-described “progressive” that there is something fundamentally wrong with the Democratic Party. I realize that some of them are probably Russian bots, but I … Continue reading

One Week to Go: Calling Out Republican Lies

With a midterm election in which the Republican lie machine is working at full speed, it’s time to correct the record on some of the most blatant lies they are telling in a desperate move to prevent a possible blood … Continue reading

8 Days to Go: Republicans Champion Lottery Capitalism, Which We Can’t Afford

In this absolutely critical election year for our democracy, it is very important that voters understand that one of the key reasons they absolutely must vote Democratic is because the Republican Party is very bad for the economy. Their treatment of … Continue reading

9 Days to Go: The Only Immigration Problem: the GOP

Lord Donny is trying really hard to turn immigration into a huge issue for the midterms in nine days, but he’s failing miserably. Fortunately, his Republican Party has been following Donny’s lead, and it’s having a negative effect on the … Continue reading

10 Days to Go: Democracy is About US, Not YOU

I just had an exchange with a white liberal friend this morning, who revealed to me for the first time that she did not vote for Hillary Clinton in 2016. Instead, believing she lived in a “safe state,” she “voted … Continue reading

11 Days to Go: The Right to Vote Should Be Sacred to All

Given that every citizen living in this country has the inherent right to vote in every election, it has always puzzled me why everyone has to register in order to do so. It makes no sense. Yes, some people are … Continue reading

For 12 Days, the Only Actual Progressives Will Support Democrats Fully

A lesson should have been learned this past year and a half or so, as Democrats have been piling up all kinds of special elections victories in that time. There was a time when Democrats always won, and the result … Continue reading

13 to Go: The Importance of Common Sense in Democracy

One thing too many “political junkies” don’t seem to have in their repertoire is perspective. They think because they have all the time in the world to obsess over politics and read, watch and listen to everything that tickles their “political” … Continue reading

Two Weeks to Go: The GOP Can’t Govern – Here’s Proof!

During the last two weeks, I am going to make a case every single day why you have to vote against the GOP and replace it. Some days, like today, I’ll repost a compelling argument from a while back, but … Continue reading

Cutting the Crap on Immigration Nonsense

There is a reason this blog is called “Please Cut the Crap.” There is just so much bullshit floating around out there, someone has to cut through it and tell you the truth. For example, there’s the hysteria – for … Continue reading

Journalists: You Need to Do Your Job!

It’s really past time for the American press to do their goddamn job, at least when it comes to politics. The American electorate needs a press that informs us properly, so we can know the things we need to know. … Continue reading

You Have One Job This Election (And the Next 4-5)

Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve noticed a parade of “progressives” touting the website for “Project VoteSmart,” in all sorts of media. I’ve heard them on the radio, I’ve seen them on TV, and I have been personally contacted … Continue reading