Racism Isn’t Exclusive to the Right Wing

In this, the third part of my rant on the actual liberal elites who (again, ironically) refer to pragmatic liberals like me as “liberal elites” somewhat sardonically, I want to talk more about their fantasies about how “progressives” are supposed to act. Only, with this section, I want to talk

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

Tilting At the “Third Way” Windmill

This rant is long overdue. Sorry in advance, but it’s time someone said it… I’m tired of ideological purists on the far left side of the aisle telling me and many other actual liberals that we’re not really “progressive” because we seem to be less ideological than they. Fuck you.

Sending Messages and Holding “Them” Accountable

I’ve been around a long time. I’m not old, yet, but I’ve been around a while. No matter how long I’m around, however, I will never understand why PUBs (Progressive Unicorn Brigade, sometimes called “emo progs,” but I’m not a fan of that term.) and pundits on the professional left

While Far Lefties Were Sleeping

Over the last few months/years, I have had PUBs (Progressive Unicorn Brigade) and the professional left tell me that the single biggest issue that we have to deal with is “income inequality.” The second biggest? College debt. The third biggest? “Single-payer,” which they assume is synonymous with “universal health care.”

The Progressive Circular Firing Squad

Once again, we see the far left’s tendency to try to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.  This election year, we have a unique opportunity. On the Republican side, we have the weakest presidential candidate in the history of the Republican Party – someone who makes 1964-edition Barry Goldwater

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

Voting Blue is the Only Progressive Choice. For Now.

I know many progressives who are absolutely committed to electing 5-6 hardcore progressives in every election, and that’s a good thing. I have no problem with that at all becaise we need as many progressives as possible in government.  Progressives are like the nation’s conscience, so having more of them

Digging Deeper, You Find the Real Problem

You know, it’s funny. PUBs (progressive unicorn brigade) and professional lefties constantly complain about things that Democrats supposedly do wrong or don’t do, and they love to apply blame to Democrats for everything, but they never delve very deeply into any issue, to look at the root cause. There’s actually

What Happened to the Democratic Party? Nothing.

There seems to be a meme floating around many “progressive” circles, in which the Democratic Party has somehow stopped being the “Party of the People” and become… what? No one actually says, really. This post is going to be harsh, so strap yourself in. Some of you won’t like it.

Telling Half the Story Isn’t Enough

This meme is making the rounds on Facebook: I’ve seen it five times already this morning and I’m sorry, but I don’t see a purpose. As I pointed out in an earlier post, even if ALL super delegates were disqualified, she would still have enough delegates to win. But that’s

The Inanity of “Favorability”

The preoccupation some people demonstrate with regard to polls is truly frightening, especially when it comes to the social media bubble. You can see it coming in waves, every time a new poll comes out. If a poll is favorable to one candidate, the wave goes one way, and when

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

Conspire to Tell the Truth

No matter how desperate you feel, the answer is no, Charles Koch did NOT “endorse” Hillary Clinton. He simply noted two things that most of us have known all along. One is that Hillary Clinton was the likely winner of the Democratic nomination. Despite “the media” desperately hoping for and

The Parties Have Never Been More Different. EVER.

There is not much that truly puzzles me these days. Not really, anyway. But one thing that continues to baffle me is the sheer volume of people on the left side of the aisle – including some who claim significant educations – who continue to perpetuate the concept that “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

Don’t Give Me That Do-Goody-Good BS

Money is definitely a problem in the United States. I will not say otherwise. I mean, the fact that Congresscritters have to spend nearly every waking hour trying to raise money so they can keep their jobs is a major problem. It’s also a major problem that the holders of

Guest Post: An Honest Appraisal of Bernie Sanders & His Bullies

 Another great piece by @SueinRockville. (And if you’re going to rip her or me for it, you’ll need basic facts to back you up. Just saying…) “No man ever got very high by pulling other people down. The intelligent merchant does not knock his competitors. The sensible worker does not