Tag: Ronald Reagan

America is great now, has always been great and always will be great.

America is great now, has always been great and always will be great.
I am writing this on July 4, 2018. It is another hot and humid Fourth of July. Only for the near-decade that I lived in Southern California were Independence Day Holidays not oppressive, or rainy. My Malibu home was thirty feet from the Pacific Ocean. The sea breeze kept us cool during the day, and... Read more »

How did the GOP become cowards, and heartless?

How did the GOP become cowards, and heartless?
Once upon a time, there was a great nation that a brave President called “The shining city on a hill.” That leader feared no one. He knew he had a political party and a nation that was courageous and principled. He stood up against an Evil Empire bent on destroying our way of life. His... Read more »

I quit the GOP after 42 years as a loyal member and became a Democrat. I wish I had done it sooner rather than later.

I quit the GOP after 42 years as a loyal member and became a Democrat. I wish I had done it sooner rather than later.
We cannot turn back the hands of time and redo our mistakes of the past. If we could, I would go back to 1992 and join the Democratic Party. That was when the Republican Party turned a dark corner. Leaving one’s political party is as gut churning as changing one’s religion. My family was involved... Read more »
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What kind of world are we leaving our kids and grandkids?

What kind of world are we leaving our kids and grandkids?
I am a Baby-Boomer, born in 1950. The Baby-Boom lasted from the close of World War II in 1946, until 1964. Our generation was nearly 40% of the U.S. population when the boom finally tapered off in the mid-1960s. In 1964, Time Magazine named our generation The Person of the Year. The boom caused the... Read more »

We need to plan the funeral for the GOP

We need to plan the funeral for the GOP
The GOP I knew, and for whom I worked for over four decades is as dead as its founders. The Republican Party had a long life, 162 years. From 1854 until 2016, the year of its passing, the GOP saw many triumphs. Abraham Lincoln, the Party’s very first President, preserved the union, signed the Emancipation... Read more »

Is America beginning to shift away from always being angry?

Is America beginning to shift away from always being angry?
In late 2009, my phone rang, and it was my pal Rick in Washington, DC, a longtime GOP political operative. “Bob, about this Tea Party business, can you do me a favor, and join Facebook, join their groups, and try to teach these folks about policy?” The Tea Party Movement was pretty new. Organized by... Read more »
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Is America quitting the world stage?

Is America quitting the world stage?
“Winners never quit, and quitters never win,” spoken by the great Green Bay Packers coach, Vince Lombardi, was stenciled on the wall of our High School locker room. At the time I thought it was just something the coaches had painted on the walls to make us feel guilty about our abysmal win/loss records. We... Read more »

Will Trump respond to Assad’s massacre?

Will Trump respond to Assad’s massacre?
Reports from the weekend are that Bashir al-Assad used chemical warfare against his own population. There is no denying that chlorine was used to kill men, women, and children in an eastern suburb of Damascus. Time magazine published this video of the scene from Douma, Syria. This attack is not the first time that the... Read more »

Is there a fix for our national divisions?

Is there a fix for our national divisions?
Tunning into Facebook and Twitter this morning, I saw the usual tweets and posts by the regular people I read advertising how much they hate Donald Trump. My regular readers know I am no fan of the current Administration, but hate? Hate is a strong word. It is used a lot in politics. Hating because... Read more »
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Why Donald Trump makes this new Democrat optimistic

Why Donald Trump makes this new Democrat optimistic
Hillary Clinton is the first Democrat voted for in any election. It was so painless and felt so right; I cast my vote for every Democrat on my ballot. The decision to vote for Democrats was not an easy one for me to make. Forty-four years of working in GOP politics had programmed me to... Read more »