Now, About This “Both Parties Are the Same” BS…

I really don’t understand why so many people who claim the title “Political Junkie” seem to think implying or saying that both parties are the same is a sign of intelligence, or some sort of political savvy. It’s actually a sign that you’re not really paying attention. Oh, I know…

This is Why We Lose, Progressives

This is the kind of crap that kills the progressive movement. Actually, there are a lot of things wrong with this article, but I want to focus on the headline and the image. This is an article sent in my email by Daily Kos, dated Thursday, January 15. Here are

5 to go: 3rd party votes are politically stupid, and midterms are NOT less important

As I keep saying, idealism is wonderful… in moderation. But while it should inform your stance on the issues, it should not infect your politics. Note the difference between issues and politics. They are not the same; they are very different. Issues are the things we claim to care about,

6 days to go: A Plea to moderates thinking about voting GOP

While it’s true that this election will turn on how many people turn out at the polls, most races will be close enough that a few votes in one direction or another could make a huge difference. It is with that in mind that I want to direct this post

10 to go: “Putting aside the Democratic Party” is why we lose

I’ve been inundated with tons of stories extolling the virtues of Bernie Sanders as a presidential candidate in 2016. To their credit, most at least acknowledge that Sanders has no chance of ever actually becoming president. They envision his candidacy as one that would shake up the race and get

13 to go: The odious Professional Left, Part 1

Hey! Did you know I’m apparently an “Obamabot”? It’s supposed to be an insult; the label has been bestowed upon me many times by professional lefties and PUBs (Progressive Unicorn Brigade). I have to tell you, though, I’m in good company. Some of the smartest people I know are “Obamabots.” Why wouldn’t

28 (four weeks) to go: Vote for Democrats, because Republicans are just plain nuts

Most of the following happened within just the last week or two. I want you to think about these within the context of the ridiculous meme that says both parties are essentially the same.  I keep hearing this absurdity, and that we need some sort of “third-party” to rescue us

29 to go: In praise of elites

When it comes to the next election, we have to encourage voters to raise standards, rather than lower them. that means, voting out the supremely incompetent Republican Party, and voting in Democrats, who at least seemed competent and willing to listen to reason. Last week, as I listened to Caribou Barbie drone

30 to go: Politicians are usually smarter than the pundits who complain about them

Most liberal pundits bore me. Worse, they bore the general public, and offer nothing useful that would motivate people to go to the polls and vote on election day. They seem to be hell-bent on generating anger, under the mistaken impression that anger is an emotion that motivates the most

34 to go: The solution to nearly every problem we have: fewer Republicans

Let me put this simply. Even if you don’t plan to vote for a Republican on November 4, you’re not off the hook. Unless you are prepared to do whatever is necessary over the next 34 days to make sure Democrats win every election possible, you are a fool. Likewise, if you believe that

Why are so many “progressive” blogs working against progressive issues & people?

It’s really kind of amazing, when you think about it… Over the last few weeks, I’ve had occasion to peruse the liberal blogs and other media to a greater degree than I have in quite some time. I became rather disillusioned with “progressive media” a few years ago, and I

What I did on my late-summer “vacation”…

Let me explain what I’ve been doing the last couple of weeks, because you need to hear it, my fellow progressives… I’ve been working with a select group of Democratic candidates on messaging that will help them win their elections six weeks from today. The six candidates running in various parts

Republicans are job killers – get rid of them

If you even imagine taking a Republican seriously when they talk about jobs in this country, you should probably be committed. To be blunt, Republicans couldn’t care less about the average working American. For decades now, the GOP has worked hard to facilitate large companies in moving their factories and jobs

Dear Progressives; Purity Tests Are for the RIGHT Wing

Sometimes, when I look at the self-described “progressive blogosphere,” I wonder if they realize progressives won in 2012. I know they don’t realize we lost big in 2010, or that it was their fault, because they keep doing the same things over and over. It’s tiresome to hear crap like

The Difference Between Democrats & Today’s GOP on Health Care

I won't give glowing praise for Democrats and a complete dismissal of Republicans on health care throughout the last century, because Democrats were only slightly better than Republicans when it came to fixing the complete mess our health care financing system has become.  But this isn't about history, it's about

This Election is Too Important to Let People Stay Home; Support ALL Democrats

President Obama's convention speech last night was nothing short of brilliant. But that shouldn't be a surprise, since nearly all of his speeches are brilliant. He touched on all the right themes, and demonstrated once again why he deserves a second term. As everyone who reads this blog knows, he