We Already Have a “People’s Party”

We are in crisis right now, which means we, as progressives, should be in crisis mode. That means we have to do whatever works to get us out of this crisis. The biggest problem this country has, really, is an apathy problem. Too many people think voting is an option

The Only Unicorn is a Frappuccino

I hate the fact that I have to address this AGAIN, but it is so frustrating, someone has to say it. I have been active in politics – including party politics, since I was 14 and worked for McGovern’s failed campaign. In ALL of that time, I have been a

Stop Being Negative

Okay, I have to make this quick, but it’s something that has to be said. I am a progressive… What i mean by that is, I am a full-on Pinko, radical liberal who wants everyone in society to have the opportunity to do well. I want everyone in this country

There is no Smorgasbord

This Saturday, there is an election. While most of us who actually work with Democratic candidates every election year know, this election is a yawner because it’s the election for DNC Chair. See, here’s something everyone who actually understands political reality already knows, although it seems to be a secret

And Some Blame Goes to…

I blame a lot of people for making us have to deal with Trump in the White House. I blame the Russians, for pushing anti-Hillary stories in the media and for quite possibly hacking the vote in some areas of the country. I blame conservatives for putting aside their claims

Perspective 

It boggles the mind how many “political junkies” seem to think that obsessing over a single vote by a Democrat on something that ultimately doesn’t matter is the hill upon which they wish to sacrifice the progressive movement. It really needs to stop. First of all, you people look stupid,

How’d That Work Out for You? 

This is an important time for the progressive movement. It is a time for all liberals to work together for once. It’s a time for everyone on the left to organize and work together to fend off what could turn out to be one of the most trying times in

Taking Advantage of Trump

If we do our jobs properly as Americans (NOT just as liberals/Democrats, but as Americans), Donald Trump is in for a world of hurt come January 20, 2017. It is very obvious that he and the Republican Party in general think he will essentially be the “boss” of the United

We Live In a Democratic Republic, So…

We live in a democratic republic. Again, I am always amazed that I have to write/say that out loud to so many self-described progressives, but apparently, I do. And what that means is, you can demand all sorts of nice things, but if the people occupying government don’t want to

The Misplaced Hubris of the Unicorn Progressives

LIt just kind of boggles the mind, really. There is a strain of self-described “progressives” who are just as arrogant as the worst of the right wing. Unfortunately, a great many of them are prominent voices on the professional left and are treated with undue deference, as if they had

All Politics is LOCAL. Learn That

I used to work my ass off inside the Democratic Party apparatus. I suppose, in a way, I still do, but these days, the stuff I do is for individual campaigns. I can tell you exactly when I started shifting gears; it was when I was trying to get the

9 out of 10 Unicorn Progressives Choose Strident

Stop Preaching to the choir and start listening to the people. Everyone, not just the ones you like. There, I said it. My social media is blowing up with people saying variants of “Trump got elected so ‘we must’ (do something that just occurred to them)”. I’m seeing the usual

Repost: What Dems Do When They’re in Charge

If you are a “progressive” who is whining because “the Democrats” are pushing “too many Blue Dogs for the House and the Senate, I am reposting this yet again (it’s becoming and election year tradition, unfortunately)  to remind all of you of what Democrats, including Blue Dogs, were able to

Cutting the Crap on Reasons to Not Vote Hillary

I have some across posts all over social media and in my email from so-called hardcore progressives who have propagated one or more variations of the following: Complaints that Hillary Clinton has too many flaws to vote for her. Suggested that voting for Hillary is hard because there will be

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

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

Not as Polarized as Advertised

I don’t know about you guys, but I am sick of the press telling me how “polarized” the politics is. And don’t tell me you haven’t heard or read it. It’s all they talk about. On every issue and every discussion, we’re told that “the two sides” are so far

No Enthusiasm? Bull.

One very serious problem with the media narrative for this year’s election is that it doesn’t center on anything factual. Facts have given way to speculation and conjecture. Now, part of that is because there are so many aspects to this year’s election that we seem to have not seen