Tag: Bigotry

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 »

Racism and bigotry were part of the mainstream of GOP politics long before Donald Trump and Steve Bannon

Racism and bigotry were part of the mainstream of GOP politics long before Donald Trump and Steve Bannon
We called them our useful fools. Racists and bigots elected Richard Nixon in 1968 and 1972, Ronald Reagan in 1980 and 1984, and defeated George H.W. Bush in 1992. They were back in 2000 and turned out for his son George W. Bush. Bill Kristol, Editor of the Weekley Standard, former Chief of Staff for... Read more »

Sorry, I can’t applaud President GW Bush’s slap at Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders

Sorry, I can’t applaud President GW Bush’s slap at Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders
Social media lit up yesterday when President George W. Bush spoke at a forum sponsored by the George W. Bush Foundation in New York City. Without mentioning his name, the Former President appeared to take President Trump and Senator Bernie Sanders to task for the tawdry populism both men have practiced. It was Trump who... Read more »
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I’m ashamed that I once was a Republican

I’m ashamed that I once was a Republican
The events of this weekend in Charlottesville and President Trump’s reaction has made me ashamed that I ever was a Republican. The party has become a source of shame for the decent people of the USA. The photo above is a screenshot from twitter. It shows the praise President Trump received for his “condemnation” of... Read more »

Why has the GOP abandoned common decency?

Why has the GOP abandoned common decency?
What happened?  I spent decades in the GOP and in that time I met many wonderful, kind, decent people.  They would give you the shirt off their backs if you needed it.  They were there to give you a helping hand.  They were there to comfort you in times of sadness or grief. Governor George... Read more »

Donald Trump embarrasses the USA and insults the Mayor of London (again)

Donald Trump embarrasses the USA and insults the Mayor of London (again)
Fox News, or is that Faux News, teamed up with Donald Trump to insult an ally, who was the victim of another terror attack that took innocent lives.  Shortly after the attack, President Trump put out the tweet above. Did he get is information from a State Department Briefing?  Maybe the CIA briefed the President... Read more »
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A shutdown is an early Xmas Present to Democrats

A shutdown is an early Xmas Present to Democrats
“Mr. President, abandon this wall.” Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan should be shouting the words President Reagan used in Berlin to challenge Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down The Wall.  The words need to be a spoken as a challenge to the Bigot-In-Chief in the Oval Office to abandon his folly about a wall... Read more »

Bigotry, hate, violence, and division are not acceptable

Bigotry, hate, violence, and division are not acceptable
Rule number one of governing: once elected to office, cease the divisive behavior and condemn supporters who engage in bigotry, hate, and division. That also goes for the candidates who lost. Our elected and those who lost are letting the nation down right now. For Mr. Trump, it is particularly egregious, as he won on... Read more »

A legacy of 9/11

A legacy of 9/11
The event itself was one of those defining moments in time for every American. I think all of us can remember exactly where we were the moment we learned of the attacks. TV played the tape of the planes hitting the towers over and over, burning the images into our minds. America fell silent, and... Read more »
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The GOP Platform pits one American against another

The GOP Platform pits one American against another
Once upon a time, the political party conventions would get together and forge a platform which was their vision for America. This was before the days of focus groups, overnight polling, and near-instant communication, the platforms were the foundation, the sales documents for the party for every office from President down to the School Board.... Read more »