Look at the Big Picture

I’ll get into this to a greater degree in a separate post, but we are not really as “polarized” as the media likes to claim. What we actually have is two really loud extremes; the right wing has both a short-term and a long-term goal of “winning,” while the far

The Tone Deafness of the Unicorn Left

As I keep saying, there is a clear reason why liberals and progressives always come out on the short end of the stick. And we should also know and understand that reason. It’s because a small-but-really-loud strain of unicorn progressives prefer drama over reality and almost always go after Democrats for being

Destructive Anger

Oh, my God, people! Get a grip. I get it. The prospect of Donald Trump becoming president is scary as hell. I was hoping that the Electoral College would do the right thing, but I wasn’t expecting it. It would have been even more unprecedented than Trump, the most completely

Fight Smart

There is something about appearing to “fight” that seems to appeal to many “progressives.” It’s gotten somewhat pathetic, if I’m being honest. It’s pathetic because their impression of “fighting” is almost as bad as the right wing’s. Do you realize why so many Republicans who objected to Donald Trump “in

Avoiding Reponsibility

Many years ago, I was a very successful retail manager. My last retail management job featured me taking a small electronics store in a high-end shopping mall and turning it from a money loser to making a substantial profit within a year. I did such a great job that the

A Message for Hardcore Bernie Stans

There is a strain of liberals and progressives out there who are now demanding that “the Democrats” change because they “keep losing” and because they believe the sure way to stop losing is to do what this strain of progressives thinks should happen. Well, I have one thing to say

Wasting Time by Manufacturing Outrage

It is a unique talent that unicorn progressives and the professional left have; to manufacture outrage. They’re very prolific. And I must admit, such a thing does draw clicks. That’s because unicorn progressives don’t seem happy unless they’re phenomenally pissed off about something. In fact, a frequent throwaway line for

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

Who Are Unicorn Progressives?

Just yesterday, someone I know suggested that the Democrats are “pussies” (yes, he used that term) because they’re not demanding a recount hard enough. Now, I covered this in a previous post, but recounts are not easy under the best of circumstances. Also, there is a possibility that a recount

Stop Trashing Democrats; it’s Asinine

Right after I finished the last post, I started listening to and reading a bunch of professional lefties opine on just what “pussies” (their word, not mine) Democrats are. The reason? Because they haven’t embraced the “audit/recount” idea fully, to the point of starting a huge campaign to make it

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

The Road Ahead

First of all, we need to sit back, relax and think about what we have to do next. I’m smelling burnout in many circles, and it’s still two months and five days before Trump is even inaugurated. And make no mistake; he will be inaugurated. I understand why some people

The Solution is Simple

Since Tuesday night, I have to admit, I have been somewhat distraught. That’s not like me, really.  It is just politics, after all. However, this election is not like other elections. I don’t just mean because Donald Trump won the presidency. That’s pretty bad, for sure, but what has me

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

What We Have to Do Now

Yes, I know. You’re disappointed and you’re scared to death about what could happen in the next couple of years. Believe me; even though I’m a straight white male and can’t relate directly, I do understand. I just got good health insurance coverage for the first time in years a

Another Case Study in Lefty Stupid

I just received this comment minutes ago on my last piece and the irony contained within is so precious, I had to share. This is it, in its entirety, with no edits: “… Sanders wasn’t going to get out votes from the center, which is where EVERY ELECTION IN THIS

Why White Progressives Lose: a Cautionary Tale

This is a comment that I received from a well-meaning but obviously young and not-very bright “liberal arts” student from the University of Minnesota named Mark Mahoney. It was in response to my piece entitled “Cutting the Crap on Reasons to Not Vote Hillary.” Now, I have only two rules