Posts tagged "America"

The Les Miserables Dichotomy: America and socialism

Axiom (per noun 1.  a self-evident truth that requires no proof. 2.  a universally accepted principle or rule. 3.  Logic, Mathematics. a proposition that is assumed without proof for the sake of studying the consequences that follow from it. So let us try this axiom on for size: the United States loves Les Miserables. ... Read more »

2012: the year traditional conservatism died

  This is more than an American political campaign logo and slogan: it is the iconic representation of  the time America shed yet another layer of its divisive past; the time this massive North American continent went from its chrysalis of being the United States to embarking on its butterfly promise toward America and a more perfect union. Whether... Read more »

Why Willard "Mitt" Romney will NEVER be AMERICA's President

LOL, I can already hear the cavalcade of indignation!  “What do you mean”? “How can you say that”?  “Communist”! Stop it, you are tearing me up in laughter! This seemingly audacious claim is not the equal and opposite reaction to four years of hypocritical tea baggery nor a reply to Senator Mitch McConnell’s proclamation to help... Read more »

Democratic Senators May Be Called Upon to Preserve America's Future

Given Republican attempts at suppressing the vote, most recently alluded to today by Rep. John Boehner, the Democratic Party will need to clearly define themselves for the 21st Century — especially to the under-50, ethnically changing electorate.  Needing to go well beyond the polished speeches of their convention they should trumpet: who they are and what they are going to fight... Read more »

On the Shootings in Wisconsin . . .

**  Bless the victims! AMERICA weeps with the Sikh community!  ** As details start to dribble out about Wade Michael Page’s hate and playing in “far right bands”  one thing is obvious: You are dead! Another seems likely: Your hate killed you. And one thing is guaranteed: Your hate will not survive the “new America”... Read more »

Romney Gaffes Again; this time in racial proporations!

The Romney camp blows the dog-whistle to his (racist?) fringe.  Said Romney advisor, We are part of an Anglo-Saxon heritage, and he [Romney] feels that the special relationship is special,” the Romney adviser told British newspaper The Telegraph.  “The White House didn’t fully appreciate the shared history we have. Probably not the thing you want to... Read more »

How Romney-Ryan-Walker May Be Creating . . . Obama Republicans?

Gone are the days when the Republican Party might hope to win over a few conservative Democrats in the manner that Ronald Reagan was said to have in 1980 and 1984.  The Republican’s now need to be more concerned about an exodus of moderate Republicans to an increasingly perceived moderate, 3rd-way and centrist Democratic Party. In... Read more »

Happy Mayday Chicago!

Workers, let’s take our country FORWARD . . . not  “back!

Let's Drop The Pretense: America Was FOUNDED As a Class-Based Enterprise

In reviewing some of the mail I have received over the last month or so it is very clear (and sadly so): both the far right and the far left argue as they either skipped or failed 8th grade civics — faux historians!  Let us look at some of the more important inconvenient facts that keeps American political... Read more »

"Renounce and Repudiate": Will Republicans Hold Romney to Obama Standard?

Given deafening Republican silence during the national period of anxious disquiet regarding police and state response to the murder of  Trayvon Martin, an unease due in part to Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law signed by Romney supporter former Florida Governor Jeb Bush (and an equal silence from the presumptive Republican presidential nominee Willard “Mitt” Romney), a surveyed reflection of the Republicans and their presumptive standard bearer... Read more »