Category: Politics

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 »

Donald Trump’s summit with Putin has emboldened Iran

Donald Trump’s summit with Putin has emboldened Iran
Late Sunday night, Donald Trump went to twitter and started beating the war drum against Iran. He did so in retaliation to the President Hassan Rouhani’s remarks in a speech that if the U.S. launches a war against Iran, it would be the mother of all wars. We heard that same phrase from none other... Read more »
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Trump screwed himself by being cruel to children

Trump screwed himself by being cruel to children
It’s an old trick in politics. In forty years in politics, nearly thirty of them in Washington, DC, I cannot count the number of times I played the blame-the-other-side-for-our-own-mistakes card. It is like breathing out and breathing in and used when one finds themselves in undefendable predicaments. Politicians play it vigorously when they have what... Read more »

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 »

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 »
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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 »

What kind of world are we leaving our kids and grandkids?

What kind of world are we leaving our kids and grandkids?
I am a Baby-Boomer, born in 1950. The Baby-Boom lasted from the close of World War II in 1946, until 1964. Our generation was nearly 40% of the U.S. population when the boom finally tapered off in the mid-1960s. In 1964, Time Magazine named our generation The Person of the Year. The boom caused the... Read more »
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The cloak of hypocrisy is not fitting me well

The cloak of hypocrisy is not fitting me well
If there is something a narcissist loves, it is a mirror. They gaze at them and see an image that is perfect in every way. As the vain gaze at the reflection, they ask themselves, “Who could not adore that image of perfection reflected in the glass?” All of us look into mirrors on a... Read more »