Tag: Donald Trump

What good is a photo-op summit?

What good is a photo-op summit?
While American slept, Donald Trump filmed a new episode of The Apprentice, oops, I mean held a historic summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. Reports from the meeting of the two dictators, oops, I mean leaders, are a bit thin on details. We do know what they ate though, the press had a... 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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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 »

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 »

It was a hard day to be a Jew

It was a hard day to be a Jew
My Mother used to say, “If you do not have anything nice to say, then shut up.” Moms are sometimes blunt. I am a Jew by choice. My religion gives me a place in the world and for me, a personal understanding of a Higher Power. Yesterday, it brought me pain, because of ugly things... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

Is America starting another Middle-East war?

Is America starting another Middle-East war?
As of this year, I have been in politics for four decades, three and a half decades of that time working in foreign policy and foreign relations. Taking off my partisan cap and donning my policy hat while reading the Iran deal, I think I found the fatal flaw that makes the agreement so bad... 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 »