Tag: Steve Bannon

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 »

America, where are we going?

America, where are we going?
As I begin this article, my hand is trembling a bit. The pounding in my head is unmistakable; I have a hangover. It is not due to the 25 year-old-Scotch I sipped New Year’s Eve or Louis Roederer’s bubbly wine at midnight. My headache and queasy stomach are due to the year-long political drunk of... Read more »

Alabama rejects Roy Moore and elects Doug Jones, and it is a political earthquake

Alabama rejects Roy Moore and elects Doug Jones, and it is a political earthquake
The San Andreas Fault? Piffle that is nothing. The Pacific Ring of Fire? Don’t bother me with trivial seismic events. Not since the earthquake of 1812 along the New Madrid Fault that caused the Mississippi River to flow backward has their been a seismic event in America as significant as the political earthquake in Alabama... Read more »
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Can the damage being done by Donald Trump to the Presidency and America be repaired?

Can the damage being done by Donald Trump to the Presidency and America be repaired?
Donald Trump is the most destructive President of the United States in history. He has exceeded the dire warnings his opponents sounded during the campaign. Portrayed by the Democrats as unstable, chauvinistic, incompetent, and racist President Trump has been all that and more. During the 2016 election, the consensus among long-time GOP friends and former... Read more »

The Trump Brand is in trouble in Alabama

The Trump Brand is in trouble in Alabama
Alabama is becoming as big a headache for Donald Trump just as Alabama is a headache for those who love freedom and equality. There is a special election for the vacant Alabama US Senate Seat that became available when The President named Jeff Sessions as Attorney General. A man appropriately named “Strange” is the Trump... Read more »

A convenient hurricane

A convenient hurricane
For Donald Trump, the approach of Hurricane Irma is a fortuitous event. The fact it is flattening his estate on St. Martin as I type these words, and might be headed to his Florida Properties is not such bad news for the President of the United States. In fact, it might be enough to make... Read more »
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Donald Trump’s bizarre speech and flip-flop

Donald Trump’s bizarre speech and flip-flop
When was the last time a President of the USA started a speech about war with a statement denouncing racism and bigotry? Yeah, I don’t remember one either. It did set the tone for an evening of flip-flopping. Wag the Dog In 1977, Producer/Director Barry Levinson had a box office hit with the movie “Wag... Read more »

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 »

Will President Trump embarrass himself and the Nation tonight?

Will President Trump embarrass himself and the Nation tonight?
How sad of a situation that we have to legitimately ask that question.  I cringe when thinking about what might come out of his mouth in his first address to a joint session of Congress.  He is the President the Nation didn’t want, and didn’t elect and is there because of the peculiarities of the... Read more »
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How Trump's cabinet is shaping up

How Trump's cabinet is shaping up
It is pretty obvious by now that what Trump said in the campaign, and what he is doing bears no resemblance to one another. Donald Trump is about winning, and he didn’t care what he said, who he had to lie to or who he had to manipulate, trash, or woo to win. Now that... Read more »