Why Are We Sitting By?

Every time I check my Twitter feed, I am inundated with “progressive activists” demanding that someone “do something about…” all sorts of things. At the same time, these same people look to blame everyone else for the pox on the … Continue reading

Ignore the Trumpers. Please.

I understand how easy it is to trash the Trumpers. The vast majority of them are uncaring, unfeeling assholes who either have too much money or not a pot to piss in. In other words, they are an easy target. … Continue reading

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

The Inanity of “Both Sides” Politics

A funny thing happened during the “60 Minutes” interview with Howard Schultz Sunday evening; he proved that he’s not qualified to run for president. He proved that when he claimed that neither major party was serving the American people. This … 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

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

What Liberals and Progressives Have to Lose

Whenever I go on Twitter, I am confronted by Bernie Stans many of whom seem intent on reliving 2016. And while some are quite possibly Russian bots, many of them are twits who pretend to be “progressive,” when in fact, … Continue reading

With 3 Days to Go, a Liberal Manifesto: Positive Messaging We Can Win With

It’s kind of fun watching the current incarnation of the Republican Party implode, although we’d be having more fun if it had happened a long time ago.  The first thing we should plan to do if we win Tuesday is … Continue reading

Why We Lose

Unlike many other white liberals, like the unicorn progressive types, I am prone to ask the question, why do we fail so often? I mean, it doesn’t make sense, does it? We know somewhat instinctively, that most voters are, or … 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