Hillary is “Polarizing”? Why Do White Liberals Believe Nonsense?

It’s as if some people on the left have to prove that they are just as insipid as those on the right. This weekend, one of them – someone I considered to be fairly intelligent until recently – decided to … Continue reading

“Real Progressives:” Don’t Undermine Dems

Every time someone announces their run for the Democratic presidential nomination, a whole host of so-called “progressives” pops up on social media to tear them down. Every single candidate. And every single one who does that will, in the same … Continue reading

The “Real Progressive” Joke

Earlier this week, I was attacked by some self-righteous (white) “progressive” who told me I wasn’t a “real progressive” because I refused to accept their candidate for president in 2020. (As something of a relief, this time it wasn’t Bernie. … Continue reading

10 Days to Go: Democracy is About US, Not YOU

I just had an exchange with a white liberal friend this morning, who revealed to me for the first time that she did not vote for Hillary Clinton in 2016. Instead, believing she lived in a “safe state,” she “voted … Continue reading

You Have One Job This Election (And the Next 4-5)

Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve noticed a parade of “progressives” touting the website for “Project VoteSmart,” in all sorts of media. I’ve heard them on the radio, I’ve seen them on TV, and I have been personally contacted … 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

White Unicorn “Progressives” are NOT the Democratic Base.

Many “progressives” out there seem to believe merely being “liberal” or “progressive” automatically qualifies them to be part of the “Democratic base.”  As usual, they would be wrong. To qualify as part of the Democratic base, you must first demonstrate a virtually unwavering … Continue reading

“Progressives”: Stop Attacking Democrats

It’s hard to believe, really… We have just over two months until the most important and consequential midterm election in our lives and the beginning of the most consequential period in the history of our democracy, and there are still … Continue reading

Healthcare Snake Oil

I happen to believe that, once we actually actively work to save the democracy from collapse by encouraging voters to show up instead of helping the current Republican Party in their mission to encourage them to stay home, that we … Continue reading

More on Glenn Greenwald

There is so much more about Glenn Greenwald that deserves discussion. After I posted yesterday, I received a lot of angry email and other messages from people who think Greenwald is a truth-teller and – this one makes me gag … Continue reading

How We Save Democracy

There are two things we can’t afford to do as Democrats, progressives or liberals: We cannot lose hope. I know this is a tough time for anyone who loves this country, or human beings in general. The complete pile of … Continue reading

Stop Being Negative! We Have One Job This Year…

The number one strategy of the Republican Party in every election is to do and say anything they can do depress turnout. This is not even questionable. I first heard about this when my first political mentor, who was a … Continue reading

Understanding the Average Voter

The first thing every progressive should know is, most voters are already preternaturally inclined to vote for the Democratic Party. We’ve known this since the 1930s. Since 1932, registered Democrats have outnumbered registered Republicans by a significant margin, even when … Continue reading

Evangelicals vs Unicorn Progs: What’s the Difference?

The most irritating thing about evangelicals and political “Christians” in general is their insistence on telling us about the Bible, despite the fact that most of them have never read most of it, and all they know is what other … Continue reading

The Bernie Stans Speak… and It Is Not Smart

My post from yesterday, in which I pleaded with Unicorn Progressives to stop undermining the Democratic Party, attracted a lot of attention. A lot of people read it, a lot of people shared it and I received a lot of … Continue reading