Look at the Big Picture

I’ll get into this to a greater degree in a separate post, but we are not really as “polarized” as the media likes to claim. What we actually have is two really loud extremes; the right wing has both a short-term and a long-term goal of “winning,” while the far

Fight Smart

There is something about appearing to “fight” that seems to appeal to many “progressives.” It’s gotten somewhat pathetic, if I’m being honest. It’s pathetic because their impression of “fighting” is almost as bad as the right wing’s. Do you realize why so many Republicans who objected to Donald Trump “in

Avoiding Reponsibility

Many years ago, I was a very successful retail manager. My last retail management job featured me taking a small electronics store in a high-end shopping mall and turning it from a money loser to making a substantial profit within a year. I did such a great job that the

Being Liberal Means Being a Democrat…

There’s no other choice… Look, government is important to all of us. It is how we, as a society, manage to make society better and preserve our human rights. Strong government has been demonstrated to make us better as a people; it is how we all get together and do

A Message for Hardcore Bernie Stans

There is a strain of liberals and progressives out there who are now demanding that “the Democrats” change because they “keep losing” and because they believe the sure way to stop losing is to do what this strain of progressives thinks should happen. Well, I have one thing to say

Who Are Unicorn Progressives?

Just yesterday, someone I know suggested that the Democrats are “pussies” (yes, he used that term) because they’re not demanding a recount hard enough. Now, I covered this in a previous post, but recounts are not easy under the best of circumstances. Also, there is a possibility that a recount

Republicans and Democrats Have Nothing in Common, Part One

You know, one of the most absurd things I hear and read on practically a daily basis is the outlandish idea that the two major political parties are somehow similar. And yet, the entire professional left seems to demand that we believe that both parties are largely two sides of

Stop Trashing Democrats; it’s Asinine

Right after I finished the last post, I started listening to and reading a bunch of professional lefties opine on just what “pussies” (their word, not mine) Democrats are. The reason? Because they haven’t embraced the “audit/recount” idea fully, to the point of starting a huge campaign to make it

Taking Advantage of Trump

If we do our jobs properly as Americans (NOT just as liberals/Democrats, but as Americans), Donald Trump is in for a world of hurt come January 20, 2017. It is very obvious that he and the Republican Party in general think he will essentially be the “boss” of the United

We Live In a Democratic Republic, So…

We live in a democratic republic. Again, I am always amazed that I have to write/say that out loud to so many self-described progressives, but apparently, I do. And what that means is, you can demand all sorts of nice things, but if the people occupying government don’t want to

All Politics is LOCAL. Learn That

I used to work my ass off inside the Democratic Party apparatus. I suppose, in a way, I still do, but these days, the stuff I do is for individual campaigns. I can tell you exactly when I started shifting gears; it was when I was trying to get the

Guest Post: Get to Work, by Jim Pistorius

The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. – Barack Obama So after this extremely painful campaign and election the reaction has been interesting to say the least. Most of what I’ve read and watched online have been people blaming each other about what

More Proof That the Parties are NOT the Same

Every time someone tells me there’s no difference between Democrats and Republicans, I want to retch. It’s not even just bullshit. The concept is completely ludicrous in 2016. Look at the Klown Kar candidates they’ve put up for the last few presidential elections. I know you think Donald Trump is some

The Two Parties on Jobs

Let’s revisit this notion that the United States is somehow a jobless hellscape and that everyone in this country is either unemployed or being paid too little to pay their bills. Most of us have seen film from the 1930s. The Great Depression ruined many people’s lives. People wore clothes

The Republican Lottery Capitalist Model

As I said, this election and the next few after this cannot simply be a referendum on Donald J. Trump. The Republican Party has been broken for a while, and Trump is just the end result of at leas a half century of fealty. Progressives have to realize that we

10 Truths for Unicorn Progressives to Digest

Although there is some doubt as to its attribution, Albert Einstein is often credited with defining insanity as “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” Whether he sad it or not, it’s a pretty good definition. Einstein also said, “A man should look for what is, and

Cynicism is Detrimental to the Progressive Cause

I am getting so tired of people who proclaim themselves as “real progressives” who demonstrate nothing but cynicism at every turn. If you think Democrats are as bad as Republicans, or look at everyone on both sides with equal degrees of scorn, you may call yourself “a progressive,” since it’s