Who’s “Progressive Enough”?

Okay, so Beto O’Rourke announced a run for president Thursday, and immediately, the “usual suspects” have started a major bitch-fest about him. Now, I don’t know if I’ll vote for him in the primary. I actually hoped he would instead … Continue reading

Why Bernie Can’t Win: The Bernie Stans

Not that all of you care, but I am adamant about this; we should not trash any other Democratic primary candidate this time around. We have to get used to the concept that we are all on the same side. … 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

10 Days to Go: Democracy is About US, Not YOU

I just had an exchange with a white liberal friend this morning, who revealed to me for the first time that she did not vote for Hillary Clinton in 2016. Instead, believing she lived in a “safe state,” she “voted … Continue reading

You Have One Job This Election (And the Next 4-5)

Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve noticed a parade of “progressives” touting the website for “Project VoteSmart,” in all sorts of media. I’ve heard them on the radio, I’ve seen them on TV, and I have been personally contacted … Continue reading

Here’s a Clue for White Liberal “Political Junkies”

What is it about so-called “political junkies” that makes them watch “the news” and “follow politics” constantly, and yet get nothing out of it? How is it possible to be a “political activist” for upwards of 40-50 years and not … Continue reading

White Unicorn “Progressives” are NOT the Democratic Base.

Many “progressives” out there seem to believe merely being “liberal” or “progressive” automatically qualifies them to be part of the “Democratic base.”  As usual, they would be wrong. To qualify as part of the Democratic base, you must first demonstrate a virtually unwavering … Continue reading

“Progressives”: Stop Attacking Democrats

It’s hard to believe, really… We have just over two months until the most important and consequential midterm election in our lives and the beginning of the most consequential period in the history of our democracy, and there are still … Continue reading