Election Day Eve: Here’s Why You Should Vote for Democrats

If you depend on what is commonly called the “mainstream media,” chances are good that you don’t know a lot of this stuff. That’s because journalists would rather talk about Obama’s “low” approval ratings, despite the fact that his lows … Continue reading

Two to GO!: The “Republicanization” of America: Depressed Wages, or How Walmart is Screwing Us All

Repost: Previously posted on January 30, 2014 —————————————– What can you say about a major political party that thinks handing $9 billion in subsidies to oil companies and cutting taxes to near zero for rich people who will never spend … Continue reading

5 to go: 3rd party votes are politically stupid, and midterms are NOT less important

As I keep saying, idealism is wonderful… in moderation. But while it should inform your stance on the issues, it should not infect your politics. Note the difference between issues and politics. They are not the same; they are very … Continue reading

6 days to go: A Plea to moderates thinking about voting GOP

While it’s true that this election will turn on how many people turn out at the polls, most races will be close enough that a few votes in one direction or another could make a huge difference. It is with … Continue reading

8 days to go: The number one reason no one should vote Republican this year…

There is really only one fact that voters need to know when it comes to deciding how important it is to vote, and vote for Democrats: In October 2013, 144 House Republicans voted to default on the national debt. The … Continue reading

10 to go: “Putting aside the Democratic Party” is why we lose

I’ve been inundated with tons of stories extolling the virtues of Bernie Sanders as a presidential candidate in 2016. To their credit, most at least acknowledge that Sanders has no chance of ever actually becoming president. They envision his candidacy … Continue reading

With Ebola, GOP scares people into staying home. Press helps.

There is no greater example of the national press absolutely dropping the ball on coverage of a story than the current Ebola panic of 2014. Keep in mind, the number one strategy of the Republican Party is to drive down … Continue reading

12 to go: The odious Professional Left, Part 2

As I said in Part One, I am a proud Obamabot. He’s done a hell of a job, and he’s snookered Republicans repeatedly at every turn. If you don’t realize that, you spend way too much time with your face … Continue reading

13 to go: The odious Professional Left, Part 1

Hey! Did you know I’m apparently an “Obamabot”? It’s supposed to be an insult; the label has been bestowed upon me many times by professional lefties and PUBs (Progressive Unicorn Brigade). I have to tell you, though, I’m in good company. Some … Continue reading

17 to go: Flashback: A Wakeup Call for Progressive Thinkers

I first posted this on May 12, 2004 on my original blog, The Daily Weasel. The original received an overwhelmingly positive response. With two-and-a-half weeks to go before this very important election, It’s something to think about again. Some elements … Continue reading

18 to go: Stop the reactionary politics, progressives.

Progressives have been largely sidelined politically for more than 40 years, and one of the major reasons is our tendency to play politics in much the same way as the Right Wing Republican party. And one of the most ridiculous … Continue reading

25 to Go: Our energy future is green, but not with the GOP in charge

One way you know the current incarnation of the Republican Party is just plain nuts comes when they continue to complain about the stimulus package passed by Democrats and Obama in 2009. One thing that bill did and continues to do, … Continue reading

26 to Go: What Republicans have done, Part I

Here’s a (partial) list of things Republicans have done over the last four years, despite the fact that they continue to ask that you vote for them. (And for those who are supposedly on our side, but who insist that … Continue reading

28 (four weeks) to go: Vote for Democrats, because Republicans are just plain nuts

Most of the following happened within just the last week or two. I want you to think about these within the context of the ridiculous meme that says both parties are essentially the same.  I keep hearing this absurdity, and … Continue reading

29 to go: In praise of elites

When it comes to the next election, we have to encourage voters to raise standards, rather than lower them. that means, voting out the supremely incompetent Republican Party, and voting in Democrats, who at least seemed competent and willing to listen … Continue reading