From W to Drumpf

Here’s the latest and surest sign that The Apocalypse is upon us. W was funny, self-deprecating, and way, way, WAY more mature than the current President of the United States could ever hope to be. That’s not the sign. The sign is Republicans have gone from someone so patently unqualified as W to Drumpf.

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