Time to Grow a Spine, People!

In my life as a pundit/political animal, I live by a simple credo. If what you’re saying doesn’t piss someone off, then what you say probably has no real value. To get where you need to go in the political realm, … Continue reading

C’Mon House Dems: Start the Impeachment!

I know I’ve written something similar in the recent past, but we need to do our duty as citizens of this country and make sure Democrats in the House do their job and start the investigations and hearings into impeachment. … Continue reading

The Main Parties Are Not Even Similar

You know the best way to tell a “political junkie” is completely full of shit? They start any sentence with “both parties…” Seriously, no one can compare the two political parties on anything these days. The differences were always there, … 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 “Real Progressive” Joke

Earlier this week, I was attacked by some self-righteous (white) “progressive” who told me I wasn’t a “real progressive” because I refused to accept their candidate for president in 2020. (As something of a relief, this time it wasn’t Bernie. … Continue reading

Why NOT Bernie Sanders

I have to admit it; I actually like a lot of what Bernie Sanders has to say. I am a white liberal, after all. I used to look forward to “Brunch With Bernie” every Friday on the Thom Hartmann Show, … 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

Take Your Polls and Shove Them…

As I write this, it is December 27, 2018. We are less than two months out of the most satisfying midterm election in a generation, and there are at least 13 months to go before the first caucus and almost … Continue reading