Category: Political hate

The lies the GOP told me about Democrats

The lies the GOP told me about Democrats
I have been a Democrat for nearly one year. A GOP friend of mine asked me about the differences between the parties. He is thinking of leaving the GOP as well. Many have followed me out and read my column loyally knowing I will let them know if the Democrats are as bad as the... 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 »

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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Men need to shut up about abortion

Men need to shut up about abortion
OK, I said it. My email will become a repository for salacious comments in the name of religious zeal. If there is a viler national “discussion” than abortion, I do not know what it is. Zealots spewing hate and recriminations at one another is emblematic of our national division. In fact, it has become a... Read more »

Politics and ideology are not the solutions, they are the problems

Politics and ideology are not the solutions, they are the problems
Former Labor Secretary and good pal of Bernie Sanders, Robert Reich has a new video posted on YouTube on his “Inequality Media.” Boy, there’s a name for you. Mr. Reich’s elderly presence and rich baritone voice bring recollections of Kentucky Fried Chicken’s original Colonel Sanders for some reason. Get your politics (and your Chicken) from... Read more »

It is painful watching the GOP lose all sense of decency

It is painful watching the GOP lose all sense of decency
It is painful to watch a once principled political party disintegrate before my eyes. I spent four decades in the Republican Party upholding principles that no longer exist in the GOP of Donald Trump. The man in the above photo is a white supremacist, anti-Semite, and Holocaust denier. His name is Arthur Jones, and he... Read more »
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Is the political center collapsing, or is it just being ignored?

Is the political center collapsing, or is it just being ignored?
What has happened to the political center? The center’s traditional role has always been the thinkers who hold back those who are reactionary. The center puts the Nation first and ideology does not replace reason. The center is where proposals are studied, and analyzed outside the goggles of ideology. It’s the place that looks at... Read more »

Donald Trump has changed the once proud GOP into the Manson Family of politics

Donald Trump has changed the once proud GOP into the Manson Family of politics
Donald Trump doesn’t have a base. Like Charles Manson, he has a cult of personality that is oblivious to crimes, lies, and Trump’s childish behavior. It wasn’t just a quip when candidate Trump said he could walk out on 5th Avenue in New York and, “shoot somebody” and not lose a vote. He was serious,... Read more »

I dread the anniversary of 9/11

I dread the anniversary of 9/11
I dread it because people use the anniversary to rekindle hate. Today is the 16th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center, The Pentagon, and a United Airlines plane crash in rural Pennsylvania. The greatest loss of life was in New York as two fuel laden planes slammed into the twin towers of the... Read more »
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Donald Trump embarrassed himself and America in Arizona

Donald Trump embarrassed himself and America in Arizona
Just when one thinks Donald Trump couldn’t embarrass himself or the nation further, he reaches a new low. He is obsessed with Presidential firsts. None of his firsts that he lists are achievements. They are fantasies by a man who appears to be deranged. Here is a Presidential accomplishment of sorts. The reality is he... Read more »