Parties, primaries, processes, and paying for democracy

This article from April by Ezra Klein in Vox, “This presidential campaign is developing a legitimacy problem,” is worth reading even though it’s now July. The videos with it were helpful, too. I especially liked the explanation about why we don’t have a single day for primaries – something I’ve always wondered about. Seems to … More Parties, primaries, processes, and paying for democracy

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, Paul, Christie, Rubio, Bush, and Walker (and Fiorina) are considered to be the ‘serious’ candidates.” Yes, … More Maybe the middle class will wake up someday and realize they aren’t #Republicans

Politicians are cowards. More than that, they are cowardly followers. So are we.

I recently received this in an email from a friend. Brilliant! Anger is the only way. You have won me over.  This is America.  American’s <sic> respond emotionally.  We have to rile them up against the right.  But if Democrats aren’t up for it, then who? Who’s up for it? I think it’s up to … More Politicians are cowards. More than that, they are cowardly followers. So are we.

Misinformed USA: Why average Americans vote for Republicans

See on Scoop.it – DidYouCheckFirst One can only wonder why average working class Americans would vote for a party that is so obvious in their bias towards the wealthy. It would make sense that s Greg Russak‘s insight: What I’ve been saying all along…..   "Average Americans need to be more informed about what is … More Misinformed USA: Why average Americans vote for Republicans

Senate Republicans are just wasting time.

See on Scoop.it – DidYouCheckFirst Last night, Republicans in the U.S. Senate stayed up all night to delay a vote on a federal appeals court judge. Greg Russak‘s insight: Precisely…. “Just to put this in perspective, the Senate Republicans did not force all-night debates when considering immigration bills, food stamp cuts, or many other important … More Senate Republicans are just wasting time.