Just How Out of Touch Are Trump and the Radical Right? Here’s the List

If anyone is confused about why the country is in an uproar right now (aside from the fact that cheeto Mussolini just took office), consider the difference between what the American people want and what is being forced on us by our government and the radical right: 78% say Citizens United was a bad decision 63% would support raising the minimum wage to $15/hr 75% … Continue reading Just How Out of Touch Are Trump and the Radical Right? Here’s the List

Going High When They Go Low Isn’t How You Win; You Gotta Fight to Win

Liberals don’t know how to talk to or appeal to conservatives. And for whatever reason, they refuse to learn. Probably because they’re good Americans and in the words of that great American sage and cartoon character, Ed Wuncler, “We’re American. We don’t quit just because we’re wrong. We keep doing the wrong thing until it turns out right.” There’s an interesting interview with cognitive linguist … Continue reading Going High When They Go Low Isn’t How You Win; You Gotta Fight to Win

This Makes No Sense to Me

There is this bizarre phenomena that I run into now and again where someone will respond to criticism of modern racism by pointing out that in the early to mid 20th century, the Democratic party, particularly in the south, was unabashedly racist and for a while even aligned itself with the Klan. Like I’ll bring up the fact that Trump was enthusiastically supported by white … Continue reading This Makes No Sense to Me

Republicans could do a lot worse

There’s a touching story up over at Slate about John McCain. It was actually written back in 1997. It’s about John McCain’s relationship with liberal Democratic U.S. Congressman Mo Udall who was also from Arizona. Shortly after McCain was elected to the Senate, Udall reached out to McCain and helped him to get his footing in the Washington political scene.  In 1997 Congressman Udall lay … Continue reading Republicans could do a lot worse