02 Jan 2012

Why, as a Progressive, I am supporting Democrats and Obama’s re-election

I think it no exaggeration to argue that this coming presidential election may be one of, if not the most important of my lifetime. My main reason for this belief is the Supreme Court. It is hardly an original idea — that, from a Progressive point of view (the actual

04 Oct 2011

Crazy Harridan Ann Coulter and Irony So Thick You Can Cut it with a Knife

Fox news’ far right (of course) host introduces Ann Coulter, about to compare Occupy Wall Street protesters to Nazis (again, of course), by saying “Hundreds of lefty Wall Street protesters were rounded up and arrested….” Annie went on to say that this (the protests) was how totalitarianism always starts out.

22 Sep 2011

A sad day for America

The state murder last night in Georgia, after an agonizing final review, of a man who in all likelihood was innocent, is a truly terrible stain on the judicial system of our nation. As an American, it fills me with shame. I can only pray that this act of violence,

12 Sep 2011

As expected, Cantor pretty much tells Prez to jump in a lake

So already Eric Cantor has pretty much told the President to jump in a lake with his jobs bill, or most of it anyway. (The good parts, mainly). (No surprise here). I’m not a fan of the Jobs Bill, as I’ve said; it’s not big enough and not properly weighted

05 Sep 2011

Matt Stoller in Salon makes the case that 1) Obama has ruined the Democratic Party, and 2) Democrats should seriously consider dumping him before it’s too late. What Democrats Can Do About Obama, Here. I have to agree with many of the points he makes, except that I’m pretty well

30 Aug 2011

Perry’s monstrous lies on Social Security

I mince not my words. If the odious Rick Perry succeeds in his attempt to mislead the public that he would somehow save Social Security by calling it a “Ponzi Scheme” and a “monstrous lie,” when in fact what he would like to do, and will do if he ever

24 Aug 2011

If the Repubs nominate Perry, shouldn’t we be happy about it?

Is is just me, or should Democrats not be welcoming news that the Republicans seem determined, in recent polling, to dump Mitt and go with the Certifiable Nutcase and Megalomaniac, Rick Perry? Surely, if they go off the cliff and nominate this guy, regardless of the economy, regardless of disenchantment

23 Aug 2011

The unbelievable extremity of Rick Perry

I find it hard to keep emotion out of politics these days. To me, the mere appearance of Rick Perry makes it glaringly obvious that he is a Grade-A a-hole who cares for nothing but his own plutocratic interests. Now (here), he’s made it clear he really does, with no

18 Aug 2011

Will the president pivot and start blaming the Rightists for the state of the economy and our nation in general?

I have (less and less frequently since 2009) been accused by some fellow Democrats of my acquaintance of giving up on President Obama. People who think like me retort: oh, no, he’s given up on us. But I do see a few signs that in small ways, at least, the

11 Aug 2011

Drew Westen in NYT: What happened to Obama?

Drew Westen’s piece in the NYT is an absolute must-read. It is a chronicle of failure, of good intentions and missed opportunities. But, primarily, it is a tale of bitter tragedy, because we had a brief moment of real opportunity, but it turned out the man we elected just didn’t