Category: Republican Party

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 »

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 »
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The Farm Bill, and the GOP longing for the days of slavery

The Farm Bill, and the GOP longing for the days of slavery
It is time for the GOP to ditch the Elephant as the symbol of the Republican Party. I have a suitable candidate to replace the pachyderm. The Party should consider the image of Niccolò Machiavelli as its new symbol. Why not Machiavelli? He is far more representative of Today’s GOP than the gray elephant. I... Read more »

Once upon a time, the Republican Party supported the rule of law

Once upon a time, the Republican Party supported the rule of law
Many of my regular readers are incredulous that I spent four and a half decades in the GOP. “Bob, you’re so liberal, how could you possibly be a Republican?” Believe it or not, I was not alone in my views. Not all of us in the GOP were knuckle-dragging neanderthals. Well, once upon a time,... 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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The vanishing GOP values

The vanishing GOP values
Many who read my columns are shocked to learn I was a Republican. At least twice a week, I hear from a new reader who wants to know how I did I tolerate being a Republican for over four decades? I can tell the party of the person asking the question by the inquiry delivery.... Read more »

We need to plan the funeral for the GOP

We need to plan the funeral for the GOP
The GOP I knew, and for whom I worked for over four decades is as dead as its founders. The Republican Party had a long life, 162 years. From 1854 until 2016, the year of its passing, the GOP saw many triumphs. Abraham Lincoln, the Party’s very first President, preserved the union, signed the Emancipation... Read more »

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 »
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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 »