Tag: Republicans

Six things you can do to make America Great Again that does not include Donald Trump

Six things you can do to make America Great Again that does not include Donald Trump
“Bob, are you alive?” a reader emailed me yesterday. I’ve been absent for the past fourteen tumultuous days. That is on purpose. We all need a break from the constant stream of crazy fed to us by the mosh pit of Washington on a daily basis. If we do not take breaks, then we become... 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 »

What Democrats need to know about Republicans (Part II)

What Democrats need to know about Republicans (Part II)
When I became a lobbyist in the 1980s, the GOP had a big rush on Senator Al Gore (D-TN) to move across the aisle and join the Republican Party. I know it is hard for many to imagine now, but in the 1980s, Senator Gore was a dying breed in the Democratic Party. He was... Read more »
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What every Democrat needs to know about Republicans Part 1

What every Democrat needs to know about Republicans Part 1
For forty-four years, I was a Republican. My family roots go back to the very start of the party. We were there in the beginning, and my Mother’s family helped organize the party in Illinois in the 1850s. I heard tales from my Great-grandmother about a fella her Grandfather knew named Abe Lincoln. As a... Read more »

Will we remain a House Divided?

Will we remain a House Divided?
This morning there are news reports that Speaker Paul Ryan confirmed with associates that he is not running for reelection. In response to the story broken by Axios, the Ryan team announced that the 48-year-old Speaker of the House would be retiring in January. It appears that so will many of his colleagues, although many... Read more »

God Bless the Divided States of America

God Bless the Divided States of America
I have not written a column for a week. I had a big deadline for another project. I needed some time off, and so I took a week off. I use social media to promote my articles to the political crowd. That is my market. I limited my time on Twitter and Facebook, and I... Read more »
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State of the Union speeches have become pep rallies for the Rooster

State of the Union speeches have become pep rallies for the Rooster
Article II, section 3 of the U.S. Constitution requires the President to “…from time to time give to the Congress information of the state of the union, and recommend to their consideration such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient…” Do you see the words “pep rally” in the statement above? I do not... Read more »

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 »

Waiting for impeachment

Waiting for impeachment
Sometimes art imitates life. That seems to be the case among those who oppose Donald Trump, and his Administration. In 1953, Playwright Samuel Beckett’s classic play, Waiting for Godot, made its debut in Paris. In the play, we are introduced to two characters, Vladimir and Estragon who await the arrival of someone named Godot. Godot... Read more »
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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 »