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

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

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 Good Old Days?

I know the (old) name of this blog is (was) “Please Cut the Crap,” but the name was always sardonic. While I like sarcasm, I save it for those who deserve it and have absolutely no use for cynicism. I know some people seem to think it’s just as great

Separating Fact from Opinion

To me, the number one thing that should separate the left from the right is the truth; we’re supposed to value it, and they, quite frankly, couldn’t give a shit less about telling the truth. However, sometimes, left wingers suffer from the same delusions as right wingers, and it’s both

Some Words Mean Nothing

“The reason I talk to myself is because I’m the only one whose answers I accept.” ― George Carlin I want to talk about two words. Or, more accurately, two terms, that have come into serious overuse this election season; “establishment” and “status quo.” PUBs and professional lefties love those

Grey Shades

I really get it. I do. Is there a human being on the planet who doesn’t want everything in life to be purely black or white? We want everything to be easy, not hard. everything in life should be either good or evil, love or hate, beautiful or ugly. Wouldn’t