In Praise of Progressive Diversity

I know I will probably sound like someone crazy when I say this, but to me, the best part of being progressive is our diversity. When I say that, I’m not actually talking about having friends and acquaintances of different races, creeds, ethnicities, sexual preferences and gender identities. That’s cool,

No, She’s NOT “Too Big to Indict.” Grow Up.

For months, I have said that Hillary Clinton would not be indicted for her emails and after the professional left’s collective orgasm over the past 24 hours, I wish I had explained why I knew that before. Despite the pro left losing their collective shit and shouting that “the system

The Progressive Solution

Okay… So for the last week, I have been ranting about the PUBs (Progressive Unicorn Brigade) and professional left, and their rank stupidity with regard to politics. They don’t understand how politics actually works, they don’t understand that you don’t just make demands of politicians and they do your bidding,

PUBs and the Progressive Message

Before I begin this part of the rant, I want to assure people that this blog is not 100% dedicated to calling out the Progressive Unicorn Brigade (PUBs), or whatever you want to call them; puritopians, emo progs, or whatever, and the professional left. I plan to spend the period

The Unlikable Left

Continuing my rant… Part Four. (I wish I knew how many parts there will be, but there’s a lot to cover.) There are two overarching problems that largely prevent progressives from leading progress in this country. One is, we don’t actually articulate a progressive message that most Americans can relate

Racism Isn’t Exclusive to the Right Wing

In this, the third part of my rant on the actual liberal elites who (again, ironically) refer to pragmatic liberals like me as “liberal elites” somewhat sardonically, I want to talk more about their fantasies about how “progressives” are supposed to act. Only, with this section, I want to talk

Neoliberalism, My Ass

Continuing my rant… In this section, let’s talk about ideology for a bit. Imagine, if you will, that you come back from your Caribbean vacation to find that your house is flooded. You have $20,000 available to fix whatever needs fixing, but instead of fixing the gaping hole in the

Tilting At the “Third Way” Windmill

This rant is long overdue. Sorry in advance, but it’s time someone said it… I’m tired of ideological purists on the far left side of the aisle telling me and many other actual liberals that we’re not really “progressive” because we seem to be less ideological than they. Fuck you.

Sending Messages and Holding “Them” Accountable

I’ve been around a long time. I’m not old, yet, but I’ve been around a while. No matter how long I’m around, however, I will never understand why PUBs (Progressive Unicorn Brigade, sometimes called “emo progs,” but I’m not a fan of that term.) and pundits on the professional left

While Far Lefties Were Sleeping

Over the last few months/years, I have had PUBs (Progressive Unicorn Brigade) and the professional left tell me that the single biggest issue that we have to deal with is “income inequality.” The second biggest? College debt. The third biggest? “Single-payer,” which they assume is synonymous with “universal health care.”

The Progressive Circular Firing Squad

Once again, we see the far left’s tendency to try to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.  This election year, we have a unique opportunity. On the Republican side, we have the weakest presidential candidate in the history of the Republican Party – someone who makes 1964-edition Barry Goldwater

Shut Up and Listen Once in a While

You people are probably sick to death of reading shit like this. I assume this because I am sick of writing it. However, progressives have a serious problem and it doesn’t come in the form of right wing shenanigans. It’s actually coming from our side of the aisle. I’m sick

Voting Blue is the Only Progressive Choice. For Now.

I know many progressives who are absolutely committed to electing 5-6 hardcore progressives in every election, and that’s a good thing. I have no problem with that at all becaise we need as many progressives as possible in government.  Progressives are like the nation’s conscience, so having more of them

Digging Deeper, You Find the Real Problem

You know, it’s funny. PUBs (progressive unicorn brigade) and professional lefties constantly complain about things that Democrats supposedly do wrong or don’t do, and they love to apply blame to Democrats for everything, but they never delve very deeply into any issue, to look at the root cause. There’s actually

UPDATE: Apparently, Delegate Math is Hard

As you folks should know by now, I have not now, nor will I ever, demand that Bernie Sanders drop out of this primary race. He’s been a positive influence and a lot of his ideas are solid and will go great in the Democratic platform. That said, he’s lost

What Happened to the Democratic Party? Nothing.

There seems to be a meme floating around many “progressive” circles, in which the Democratic Party has somehow stopped being the “Party of the People” and become… what? No one actually says, really. This post is going to be harsh, so strap yourself in. Some of you won’t like it.

Telling Half the Story Isn’t Enough

This meme is making the rounds on Facebook: I’ve seen it five times already this morning and I’m sorry, but I don’t see a purpose. As I pointed out in an earlier post, even if ALL super delegates were disqualified, she would still have enough delegates to win. But that’s

The Inanity of “Favorability”

The preoccupation some people demonstrate with regard to polls is truly frightening, especially when it comes to the social media bubble. You can see it coming in waves, every time a new poll comes out. If a poll is favorable to one candidate, the wave goes one way, and when