Category: Democratic Primary

The U.S. midterm elections are in 154 days, will we elect the Trump Resistance to Congress?

The U.S. midterm elections are in 154 days, will we elect the Trump Resistance to Congress?
Social media is awash with hope about a blue wave washing over the midterm elections. It is not an unreasonable expectation given Donald Trump’s behavior in office and looking at his approval ratings. The Republican silence in the face of his demagoguery is not strengthening their reelection chances. Donald Trump’s disapproval rating has been dropping... Read more »

Which billionaire running for office best represents my interests? (Part II)

Which billionaire running for office best represents my interests? (Part II)
Yesterday, I published a look at the GOP candidates for Governor in the Illinois Primary Election. Today, I look at the Democrats. I am not looking at all the Democrats. The race has become a three creature race. The other candidates on the ballot just do not have the quality insults to be successful candidates.... Read more »

Is governing for the common good poised to make a comeback?

Is governing for the common good poised to make a comeback?
It is an old idea that has been slipping away over the past few decades, governing for the common good. It is a concept which puts the welfare of the nation ahead of political parties. An idea which places reality ahead of political expediency. It is a method of overseeing a society that looks at... Read more »
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Rome is burning, where are the Democrats?

Rome is burning, where are the Democrats?
We used to have a political party in the USA called the Democratic Party. It seems to be missing in action. Does anyone know where it went? The Democratic Party used to have great men and women of stature and conscience who were the voice of the working class. They stood tall against injustice and... Read more »

Are Republicans mean people?

Are Republicans mean people?
Often that is a question asked of me by Democrats. Forty-four years in the GOP, I’m qualified to answer that question. I know thousands of Republicans across the nation. The short answer is not all are mean spirited people. We are are seeing the mean-wing play itself out in the US Senate on Healthcare Policy... Read more »

It’s a good day to be a former Republican

It’s a good day to be a former Republican
I sit in disbelief watching the Congressional Hearings looking into Russian involvement in our elections.  The GOP I was a member of for 44 years is no more.  It’s been replaced, and conservatism has been killed. The Alt-Right and voices of intolerance and hate run things in the GOP.  That is not the GOP I... Read more »
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Brace yourself for 8 years of Donald Trump

Brace yourself for 8 years of Donald Trump
Unless things change and change drastically in Democratic Party in the near future that is our fate as a Nation.  I’m basing this on what is passing itself off as the opposition to Donald Trump. The only conclusion one can make is no coherent opposition.  In spite of what you may be thinking, 2020 is... Read more »

I’m not so sure about Chris Kennedy

I’m not so sure about Chris Kennedy
Chris Kennedy, the youngest child of Ethel and Robert Kennedy wants to be the Governor of Illinois.  I’m on his email list and he is working the fundraising pretty hard. The Chicago Tribune did a profile of him when he announced he was seeking the office of Governor.  Within the profile is a photo gallery... Read more »

Don't become the Tea Party

Don't become the Tea Party
Bernie lost. It is time for his supporters to accept that fact. Elizabeth Kubler-Ross identified five stages of grief: denial, anger bargaining, depression and acceptance you seem to be stuck between stages one and two. I hope at the end of today, and the conclusion of the Primaries, you fast forward to step five, acceptance.... Read more »
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A cautionary tale of two narcissists: Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump

A cautionary tale of two narcissists: Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump
A little narcissism is not a bad thing if one is a politician, and if narcissism comes in degrees.  Getting up each morning and looking into the mirror, a politician has to say, “hey, it’s all about me,” to make it through the day.  It’s a defense mechanism against those who spend their day trying... Read more »