A Progressive Rant, Part II: Bernie Stans

(Before I start, the following does not apply to most supporters of Bernie Sanders, but the extremists, who make sure they are prominent. They know who they are.) You know, there’s a reason why many of us who have worked in or with campaigns of various types refer to primaries

Why Bernie’s Defense of Gun Maker Liability Law is a Dealbreaker

It’s mea culpa time. I was planning to vote for Bernie Sanders in the primary when the time came. My original support was for Martin O’Malley, but I was one of, shall we say, not a sea but a droplet of support for the man. Bernie was my second choice,

The GOP Has been Dead for 80 Years; Progressives are their Life Support

A lot of people ask me and many who are smarter than me “What the hell is going on in the Republican Party?” Strangely, the question seems to mostly come from self-described “political junkies,” which is surprising, since anyone who follows politics closely should have figured it out by now,

A Progressive Rant, Part 1

We need to talk, progressives. Not all progressives, just the really loud ones who screw the rest of us on a regular basis. Before I start, what I want you to do is clear your mind and open it up. I really shouldn’t have to do that, since you’re supposedly

Super Tuesday Post-Mortem

A lot of people aren’t going to like this, but Hillary Clinton has all but won the Democratic nomination. That means you can stop dogging her now, faux “progressives.” And those I saw this morning who were complaining about Elizabeth Warren and blaming her for Bernie’s loss in Massachusetts, please

PCTC Podcast #62 – Take a Deep Breath

Please stop the panic! There is nothing to panic about! Relax! In this episode of the podcast, I talk about the Apple issue with the FBI and explain it in a way that would make Eddie and Glenn blush. In other words, I only deal with the facts. Then, I

What Are You Afraid Of?

The title of this post says it all. Politics is about getting the most votes, which means making the most people feel positive about taking your position or backing your candidate. That takes guts and confidence, and more progressives have to not only have it, but demonstrate it.  You see,

PCTC Post-Primary Podcast #61 – Bye Bye Bush AND Trump!

Here’s an election  rant for you! In this episode of the podcast, I explain what happened yesterday and why Trump peaked and why Sanders will likely lose. I also discuss the caucus process and how stupid it is. It’s not a great example of democracy in action. 11 a.m. on

The Petition Craze

Back when I was but a youngster, I used to hang out in the congressional offices of several Congresscritters who seemed excited at the prospect of a teenager who actually liked the process of politics and didn’t ignore it and dismiss it as unimportant. That was in the early 1970s,

Opening Up Club Progressive

Last week, I discussed the “progressives” who seem to treat progressive politics as if it’s a special club for only a select few; a kind of “He-Man Woman-Haters Club” for liberals. This time, I want to talk about the damage these members of “Club Progressives” do. It seems that almost

White Liberals, Stop Embarrassing Me!

Yesterday was unbelievable. It was certainly a watershed moment in the history of #BernieBro rage. (Once again, before I start, a disclaimer: I have nothing against Bernie Sanders. In fact, there is a great possibility I will vote for him in the primary and, if he wins the nomination, I

Stop Being Stupid; the Only Issue That Really Matters

Perhaps you heard… Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court blocked President Obama’s rules regarding power plant emissions that is part of his efforts to rein in climate change. The ruling was a party-line (yes, I said party-line because, who are we kidding?) vote of 5-4. The stay lasts until a lower

No One is Pure

Over the last few weeks, some PUBs and professional lefties have been bringing up the fact that Hillary Clinton was a “Goldwater Girl” back in 1964, thereby implying that she’s not a “true Democrat.” Likewise, a great many people have been complaining for months because Bernie Sanders isn’t a “real

Who Gets to Be “Progressive”?

(Okay, before I start, I’ll remind everyone that PUB refers to “Progressive Unicorn Brigade,” those (usually white) “progressives” who demand perfection from Democrats. (I’m not a fan of the term “emoprog.”) I have been a progressive my entire life. Well, almost my entire life; when I was 10, the Nixon-Agnew

Guest Post: Ted Cruz is Ineligible!

The following post is from a regular caller to The Stephanie Miller Show known as Sue in Rockville. She is extremely smart and she’s right on about this, which is why I worry less than most about the Iowa results. – Milt Ted Cruz is Ineligible to Run for U.S.