Posts tagged "Racism"

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 »

The N-word used against Black Cadets at the Air Force Preparatory Academy

The N-word used against Black Cadets at the Air Force Preparatory Academy
I am a U.S. Air Force Veteran and I am ashamed of the behavior of some of the cadets at the Preparatory Academy. I am proud of Lt. General Jay Silveria, the Commandant of the Academy, for his lecture to the cadets in the wake of a racist event at the Academy. The issue came... Read more »

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 »
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Donald Trump is helping White Supremacists

Donald Trump is helping White Supremacists
Since leaving the GOP and writing about it two weeks ago, the White Supremacists have found this blog and have been writing on my posts and sending me emails. You don’t see them because I will not allow anything I write to be a vehicle for racism and antisemitism. Readers need to be warned, there... Read more »

I'm proud to be part of the stampede out of the GOP

I'm proud to be part of the stampede out of the GOP
A little over a week ago I joined the Democratic Party. I had been an independent for a year and realized not being part of a party meant I was a voice in the wilderness. I’m not content to just be an observer on the sidelines. I want to be an agent for change. From... Read more »

44 years a Republican, 1 year an Independent, today I'm joining the Democratic Party

44 years a Republican, 1 year an Independent, today I'm joining the Democratic Party
This was not an easy decision to make.  Politics is like one’s religion, you just don’t change it unless you have a moment of clarity and realize you are on the wrong path.  My family’s involvement in the GOP goes all the way back to the mid-1850s and the start of the GOP in Illinois.... Read more »
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Illinois GOP unleashes hate and racism in the budget fight

Illinois GOP unleashes hate and racism in the budget fight
Senator Toi Hutchinson, (D-Chicago Heights) has long been a target of Governor Rauner and the Illinois Policy Institute.  Illinois Policy is a lobbying arm of Governor Rauner.  Today Senator posted a sample of the hateful, and racist messages she is receiving by email and on social media.  The Senator told me all members who oppose... Read more »

The GOP is a racist organization

The GOP is a racist organization
There, I finally said it.  I hemmed and hawed about saying it for years.  I spun the reality of the GOP for 44 years.  I helped promote it and like the GOP today, I tried to deny my party’s love affair with racism by blaming the very victims of the Party’s racism for our behavior. ... Read more »

A racist cartoon from the Illinois Policy Institute

A racist cartoon from the Illinois Policy Institute
Can we please have conservatism without racism?  Illinois Policy Institute was a think-tank I had a lot of respect for until they published the above racist cartoon.  It is overtly racist, and they are not even subliminal about it.  Illinois Senate passed a budget, the first one in years.  As part of the budget is... Read more »
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Are you sure you want to impeach Trump?

Are you sure you want to impeach Trump?
The words “President Pence” send a cold chill up my spine.  It seems every time I turn around on social media, I read some report of a pending impeachment of the President.  I see banner headlines on blogs of smoking guns between the Russians and the Trump campaign.  Frankly, it concerns me. In the Court... Read more »