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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 »

The GOP despises the Trump base, and so does Trump

The GOP despises the Trump base, and so does Trump
I spent 44 years in the GOP. More than half that time, I worked in politics as a Republican in Washington, DC. I was a corporate lobbyist and a registered foreign agent. My clients were mostly Fortune 100 companies, foreign governments, and trade associations. I worked with CEOs and heads of states and their ambassadors... Read more »

The massive GOP tax hike

The massive GOP tax hike
The world is indeed topsy-turvy. The GOP I knew for four and a half decades believed in minimizing taxes. The popular view was that taxes were bad for consumerism. That means taxes are bad for business since we are a consumer based society. Lower taxes meant higher spendable income. People would buy more. Retail would... Read more »
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Donald Trump has changed the once proud GOP into the Manson Family of politics

Donald Trump has changed the once proud GOP into the Manson Family of politics
Donald Trump doesn’t have a base. Like Charles Manson, he has a cult of personality that is oblivious to crimes, lies, and Trump’s childish behavior. It wasn’t just a quip when candidate Trump said he could walk out on 5th Avenue in New York and, “shoot somebody” and not lose a vote. He was serious,... Read more »

The Senate unveils its secret healthcare plan today

The Senate unveils its secret healthcare plan today
Healthcare has a different meaning for the GOP than it does for the rest of universe. Those differences will be on full display today as the GOP in the Senate unveils their healthcare plan that has been written in secret. Who are the authors of this healthcare plan? It’s the usual suspects: kids out of... Read more »

What has the USA become?

What has the USA become?
Maybe it was always there and now because of social media, it is on display.  Maybe it wasn’t always there and because of social media, we’ve changed. The “it” I’m referring to us we seem to have become a spiteful, selfish, uncaring nation.  There is a national malevolence that seems to be growing. I see... Read more »
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Walking the plank for Trump

Walking the plank for Trump
What could go wrong?  Why wouldn’t a Congressman walk the plank for a raving lunatic who thinks he is being bugged, offers no evidence, and the FBI and Justice Department says there is no evidence? Why wouldn’t a Congressman walk the plank to strip millions of Americans of the health coverage they now have?  Come... Read more »

What does the Obamacare debate show us?

What does the Obamacare debate show us?
The two major political parties used to have principles.  They no longer can lay claim to principles.  They can lay claim to division, hate, and extremist views.  The ongoing debate about the Affordable Care Act is making them look like dinosaurs.  They have no relevance when it comes to life in America. The two parties... Read more »