Posts in category "Republican Party"

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 »

Oversexed Washington and their scandals, part 2: 2000-2017

Oversexed Washington and their scandals, part 2: 2000-2017
What is it about politics and sex? The two are nearly inseparable. When I moved to Washington in the 1980’s, I was shocked at the culture around Capitol Hill. There was no need to go to a local pick-up bar. Just go to the Capital Building. They were the same thing. I’ve been gone for... Read more »

In the wake of the Texas church shooting what drives the GOP? Tax cuts and not mass murders

In the wake of the Texas church shooting what drives the GOP? Tax cuts and not mass murders
How did I ever belong to the GOP? The longer I am away from the party, the more frequently that question comes to mind. To the GOP it appears the mass shooting in Texas has zero questions for Washington. Instead of asking how it is the shooter could legally buy a gun with a past... Read more »
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The massive GOP tax hike

The massive GOP tax hike
The world is indeed topsy-turvy. The GOP I knew for four and a half decades believed in minimizing taxes. The popular view was that taxes were bad for consumerism. That means taxes are bad for business since we are a consumer based society. Lower taxes meant higher spendable income. People would buy more. Retail would... 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 »

Leaving the GOP and becoming a Democrat has been the best decision of my political life

Leaving the GOP and becoming a Democrat has been the best decision of my political life
It was 109 days ago I made the decision to join the Democratic Party. I left the GOP 13 months earlier when Donald Trump won the Republican nomination for President. As I wrote in my article, “44 years a Republican, 1 year an Independent, today I’m joining the Democratic Party,” leaving one’s political party is... Read more »
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Can the damage being done by Donald Trump to the Presidency and America be repaired?

Can the damage being done by Donald Trump to the Presidency and America be repaired?
Donald Trump is the most destructive President of the United States in history. He has exceeded the dire warnings his opponents sounded during the campaign. Portrayed by the Democrats as unstable, chauvinistic, incompetent, and racist President Trump has been all that and more. During the 2016 election, the consensus among long-time GOP friends and former... Read more »

America is addicted to outrage

America is addicted to outrage
Log in with Twitter, or Facebook, and almost immediately you will be confronted by a barrage of outrage. Whether it is the latest outrage from President Trump, or some poster being outraged about his neighbor’s grass clippings, anger and abuse have become American hobbies. We are a nation that has become addicted to outrage. This... Read more »

Is the GOP worth saving?

Is the GOP worth saving?
I wonder now why it took me so long to leave the GOP? I knew there were problems in the party, but I thought if the loyal leave what will be left? What is left is what we see today, and the question becomes is the GOP worth saving? As I wrote last July in... Read more »
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With each Tweet, Donald Trump proves Colin Kaepernick right

With each Tweet, Donald Trump proves Colin Kaepernick right
What makes the Colin Kaepernick timely is how Donald Trump proves Mr. Kaepernick’s point with each tweet. Did the GOP realize when they nominated Donald Trump for the office of President of the United States, they nominated a man who hates America? Despite all the wrapping himself in the flag, despite his misuse of the... Read more »