Category Archives: Republicans

The strawmen that define the #GOP

This Education Week article, “Education Continues to Struggle for Airtime in GOP Debates,” might be behind a paywall, so let me just offer 2 fun facts from it and end with my own conclusions about what it has to tell … Continue reading

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How is it possible that I agree with Goldwater while today’s conservatives don’t?

I realize that this will make some people uncomfortable and perhaps even angry. It needs to be talked about. Every thinking person regardless of political persuasion, party affiliation, or religious leaning knows (or should know) the following to be true. … Continue reading

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What Costco has to teach the 99-percenters who think they’re Republicans

It’s not complicated. Every retailer, restaurant, and corporation in America can do what Costco is doing, but they don’t. Why is that? I think it’s because the people who own and run these businesses refuse to look beyond next quarter’s … Continue reading

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Rich conservatives rule us because we liberals let them

This meme set me off this morning. How is it possible that no one of consequence from Wall Street is in jail? The answer is simple. Too many Americans over the last 35 years have bought into the lie of … Continue reading

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Maybe the middle class will wake up someday and realize they aren’t #Republicans

I have an answer to this question. “So pathetic that an asshole like Trump apparently appeals to more Republicans than ‘august’ leaders like Perry, Santorum, and Cain who, incidentally, are also still being taken seriously while unmitigated failures like Jindal, Cruz, … Continue reading

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