The Difference Between Democrats & Today’s GOP on Health Care

I won't give glowing praise for Democrats and a complete dismissal of Republicans on health care throughout the last century, because Democrats were only slightly better than Republicans when it came to fixing the complete mess our health care financing system has become.  But this isn't about history, it's about

The Difference Between Democrats & Today’s GOP on Jobs

It's the last week before a crucial election, and I'm still hearing two things that disturb me. First, there's the "both parties are the same" garbage. Then, there are the attempts to entice me to vote for a third party candidate, who'll be lucky to get one percent of the

Hey Romney Voters; How Do You Know Which Romney You’re Voting For?

There are a lot of articles and websites about Romney's legendary flip-flop tedencies, but they don't do him justice. This guy has done a 180 on a number of issues that many folks consider to be very important. It's not just liberals and Democrats who should think ten times before

Some RomneyLies™ From the Second Debate, Debunked

It seems Willard Romney simply is incapable of telling the truth. I only say that because this is the second debate out of two in which there were too many lies to fit comfortably into a single blog post. He's not worthy of a book, so I'm cherry-picking lies the

A Look at Where We Are Compared to 4 Years Ago. We’re Much Better Off. Thanks, President Obama

Blaming President Obama for all of the bad things in the economy is just absurd. If you want to blame someone, feast your eyes on the Republican Party.  George W. Bush and the GOP Congress watched and congratulated themselves as the mortgage bubble grew and then burst, causing the Great

Forget Willard and the GOP; Consider a New Bill of Rights for ALL Americans

The current incarnation of the Republican Party simply doesn't care about anything but money, and the people at the top who have most of it. They no longer care about you or me, or anyone who isn't among the elites in this country. What Willard Romney said in May in

This Election is Too Important to Let People Stay Home; Support ALL Democrats

President Obama's convention speech last night was nothing short of brilliant. But that shouldn't be a surprise, since nearly all of his speeches are brilliant. He touched on all the right themes, and demonstrated once again why he deserves a second term. As everyone who reads this blog knows, he

Most Important Qualification for President: Empathy – Obama Has It, Romney Doesn’t

In her speech at the Democraic Convention, First Lady Michelle Obama pointed up the stark difference between her husband and his challenger quite well with the following statement: "Barack knows the American Dream because he's lived it, and he wants everyone in this country to have that same opportunity, no

Seriously, Folks? “Progressive” Kos Wants GOP Teabagger to Win?

The neocons have held a disproportionate share of the government and basically have run things for the last 32 years now. When do we progressives get tired of that? When do progressives, as a whole, stop listening to the professional left, and realize that most of these people know exactly

Why Are So Many “Progressives” Helping Citizens United Win?

I am so tired of having to write this sort of piece. I need to be in full campaign mode, as does everyone else who calls themselves either "liberal" or "progressive." There's a point, every other year, when you put aside your whining about your pet issues that most other

Learning From Our Mistakes: A Recall Post-Mortem

If we progressives learn nothing else from the aftermath of the Wisconsin recall election last night, we have to learn that strategy is far more important in politics than emotion. As I said in a previous post, politics itself is not personal, and taking an emotional approach to it will

Progressives and “Manufactured Outrage”; Why We Lose Elections

An apparent specialty of the professional left and a large number of their minions is the manufacture of outrage.  Look at lefty blogs, and there is no end to the demands for outrage over something. Check out their Twitter streams; they are always fishing for subjects they think might piss

Separation of Church/State IS Absolute, Santorum

It’s weird how many so-called “strict constitutionalists” don’t seem to have read the Constitution. If they have read it, they don’t understand what they read. While there are some on the left who don’t seem to understand it much, either (you can’t simply round up “banksters” and throw them in