Category: Democratic Party

Will an election fix America?

Will an election fix America?
America, we need to wake up. We’re taking our political passions too far. For the first time in my life, I am afraid of my Nation. Nine days ago, eleven people were murdered at a Pittsburgh synagogue while praying, and I see no resolve from the Government, or either political party to fight the hate... Read more »

Six things you can do to make America Great Again that does not include Donald Trump

Six things you can do to make America Great Again that does not include Donald Trump
“Bob, are you alive?” a reader emailed me yesterday. I’ve been absent for the past fourteen tumultuous days. That is on purpose. We all need a break from the constant stream of crazy fed to us by the mosh pit of Washington on a daily basis. If we do not take breaks, then we become... Read more »

President Trump is a global embarrassment but can Democrats beat him in 2020?

President Trump is a global embarrassment but can Democrats beat him in 2020?
In 1972, I knocked on doors in West Los Angeles for President Nixon. I caught the attention of California political operative Lyn Nofziger who made me Chairman of Young Voters for the President in West LA. That was a long time ago. Forty-six years have passed since that skinny kid with long black curly hair... Read more »
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About that Democratic blue tidal wave on the horizon

About that Democratic blue tidal wave on the horizon
There is a general belief that the 2018 midterm elections are going to be a bloodbath for the Republicans. Robust indicators are pointing toward a sentiment of reining in a mentally unstable President since the GOP controlled House and Senate have shown no backbone in their dealings with the White House. In a Republican gerrymandered... Read more »

I quit the GOP after 42 years as a loyal member and became a Democrat. I wish I had done it sooner rather than later.

I quit the GOP after 42 years as a loyal member and became a Democrat. I wish I had done it sooner rather than later.
We cannot turn back the hands of time and redo our mistakes of the past. If we could, I would go back to 1992 and join the Democratic Party. That was when the Republican Party turned a dark corner. Leaving one’s political party is as gut churning as changing one’s religion. My family was involved... Read more »

Some things we must do to ensure there is a blue wave on election day

Some things we must do to ensure there is a blue wave on election day
“Donald Trump is a liar, shows no signs of having any kind of morality whatsoever, probably is insane, and I will most likely vote for him again in 2020, and will probably vote for a Republican for Congress too,” my friend Frank told me over the weekend. Frank is not just any voter. He is... Read more »
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It is May Day, I miss the USSR and so should you

It is May Day, I miss the USSR and so should you
On the last day in April in 1993, I sat in a bar just off Red Square with a new Russian Friend. Victor was a KGB officer in the 1970s and 1980s assigned to Washington, DC to organize spies to steal information from guys like me. He was a spymaster, and a good one. “Robert,... Read more »

Is the Democratic blue wave coming?

Is the Democratic blue wave coming?
The eyes of Democratic activists glaze over when they think about the well-deserved drubbing the GOP will suffer the night of November 6, 2018. Likewise, my former Republican colleagues are fast at work getting their resumes together. I received a call this morning from a long-time House staffer who has worked for three GOP Congressmen,... Read more »

Is America beginning to shift away from always being angry?

Is America beginning to shift away from always being angry?
In late 2009, my phone rang, and it was my pal Rick in Washington, DC, a longtime GOP political operative. “Bob, about this Tea Party business, can you do me a favor, and join Facebook, join their groups, and try to teach these folks about policy?” The Tea Party Movement was pretty new. Organized by... Read more »
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What Democrats need to know about Republicans (Part II)

What Democrats need to know about Republicans (Part II)
When I became a lobbyist in the 1980s, the GOP had a big rush on Senator Al Gore (D-TN) to move across the aisle and join the Republican Party. I know it is hard for many to imagine now, but in the 1980s, Senator Gore was a dying breed in the Democratic Party. He was... Read more »