Why Bernie Can’t Win: The Bernie Stans

Not that all of you care, but I am adamant about this; we should not trash any other Democratic primary candidate this time around. We have to get used to the concept that we are all on the same side. … Continue reading

“Real Progressives:” Don’t Undermine Dems

Every time someone announces their run for the Democratic presidential nomination, a whole host of so-called “progressives” pops up on social media to tear them down. Every single candidate. And every single one who does that will, in the same … Continue reading

The Inane Quest for Political Perfection: The Stans

It’s a simple fact that no one is perfect, under any circumstances. And I can’t think of anyone to whom that applies more than a politician. Any politician. Yes, that includes our beloved Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. And it sure as shit … Continue reading

The Squeeze

The “conventional wisdom” is that Republicans always march in lockstep on absolutely everything. Therefore, because that is true, it’s always possible to know what they will do on every issue. What you need to know, however, is that “conventional wisdom” … Continue reading

Impeachment is Very Pragmatic

I am being bombarded today. I know, this happens a lot. The subject this time? Impeachment. I shit you not. It’s amazing how many Democrats and far lefties think we should hold up on impeaching Donny until we know for … Continue reading

The Real Purpose of a Primary

It’s really tempting to vote for a savior in the Democratic Primary, but part of being a progressive pragmatist comes with knowing that’s not what the primary is for. The purpose of a primary is not to perfect the Democratic … Continue reading

Pragmatism, Not Stridency, is the Key to Progress

In the news this weekend was a cautionary tale every progressive should learn from. (Source) Outgoing Indiana Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly said Democrats need to be careful in promoting too many progressive ideas in red states like his because they’ll … Continue reading

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

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

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