Tag: Political hate

Will an election fix America?

Will an election fix America?
America, we need to wake up. We’re taking our political passions too far. For the first time in my life, I am afraid of my Nation. Nine days ago, eleven people were murdered at a Pittsburgh synagogue while praying, and I see no resolve from the Government, or either political party to fight the hate... Read more »

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 »

We need to practice more kindness and less politics

We need to practice more kindness and less politics
I do not care about a person’s politics or their religion. I do not care about their race, or sex, or sexual preference, or national origin. It is unimportant to me if they are a Democrat, Republican, Independent, Socialist, Communist, Libertarian, or Anarchist. All I care about is whether a person has a good heart.... Read more »
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Is there a fix for our national divisions?

Is there a fix for our national divisions?
Tunning into Facebook and Twitter this morning, I saw the usual tweets and posts by the regular people I read advertising how much they hate Donald Trump. My regular readers know I am no fan of the current Administration, but hate? Hate is a strong word. It is used a lot in politics. Hating because... Read more »

Is social media doing more harm to America than good?

Is social media doing more harm to America than good?
Today, the Wall Street Journal reports that Mark Zuckerberg, the founder, and CEO of Facebook will face lawmakers next month on the way his Silicon Valley firm protects user data. I used to represent CEOs on the Hill. A Congressional inquiry is not like cocktails at the golf club with one’s peers. An investigator I... Read more »

Alabama’s special election highlights, Republicans, and Democrats need to clean up our acts

Alabama’s special election highlights, Republicans, and Democrats need to clean up our acts
Doug Jones won a stunning victory last Tuesday. American elections are too often free-for-all affairs. Senator-elect Jones won using a campaign that focused on issues. He conducted himself with dignity and honor. Those two qualities along with his gracious demeanor are refreshing changes in our national debates. I hope Washington does not change him. Instead,... Read more »
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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 »

I've been a Democrat for 72 hours, so far so good

I've been a Democrat for 72 hours, so far so good
I was not ready for the welcome I received from rank and file Democrats.  It’s been a little overwhelming.  I expected suspicion, mistrust, and the cold-shoulder.  I was judging their reaction to my joining the party through my Republican eyes of 44 years.  Suspicion, mistrust, and the cold shoulder is a sort of GOP value,... Read more »

America divided

America divided
Representative Steve Scalise has undergone a third surgery to repair injuries he sustained in the shooting in Alexandria, Virginia, two days ago. The hospital reports he is improved but will require additional surgeries. News reports seem to agree he will be in the hospital for a long time to come. The annual Congressional Baseball Game... Read more »
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It’s a good day to be a former Republican

It’s a good day to be a former Republican
I sit in disbelief watching the Congressional Hearings looking into Russian involvement in our elections.  The GOP I was a member of for 44 years is no more.  It’s been replaced, and conservatism has been killed. The Alt-Right and voices of intolerance and hate run things in the GOP.  That is not the GOP I... Read more »