Most Excellent Whiners

whiningI truly empathize with HRC voters. In 2008 when Barack Obama won, those who voted Republican were similarly devastated. Many of us understood that our new president would take this country further to the left. For me, it has turned out worse than I could have imagined. But I just do not remember the same level of shear panic. In fact, many shared my sentiment: while I did not vote for Barack Obama, I was proud that this country had elected its first black president. It was monumental. Let’s give him a chance, I thought.   Continue reading “Most Excellent Whiners”

Most Excellent Whiners

Iowa’s Lesson? Big Win for Socialism

bernie1While there is a long way to go on both the Republican and Democrat sides in terms of nominating candidates for each party, the press is fixated on who is up, who is down, who won and who lost. For me, the bigger story is that an avowed socialist, Bernie Sanders, has gained substantial support. Of course, I believe he is not much different than Clinton: only that he admits to being a socialist.  Is it just because of the weakness of the establishment candidate, Clinton? Or is something bigger happening?  Continue reading “Iowa’s Lesson? Big Win for Socialism”

Iowa’s Lesson? Big Win for Socialism

Donald Trump: His True Colors

True ColorsTrump’s decision to spurn the upcoming Fox debate highlights his true colors and should give any of his supporters pause before the upcoming primaries and caucuses.

His decision to pull out is driven by his disdain for how Megyn Kelly “treated” him in the debates…last August. He thought he was treated unfairly then, and is resurrecting that theme again, despite the fact that he has appeared on Fox 132 times since that debate. Treated unfairly? Yeah right. Poor Donald. This is all about publicity and appealing to those who like his confrontational approach and how he “stands up to the media”. So far, no matter what he says, he gains support: “You go Donald! Right on!” When he does not get his way, he collects his cards and goes home. He is like any other bully. And you want this guy to be the President? If our choice in 2016 is between Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders, an avowed socialist, or even Hillary, this country has sadly gone beyond the point of no return. Continue reading “Donald Trump: His True Colors”

Donald Trump: His True Colors

Does Trump = Obama?

trump obamaThe popularity of Donald Trump in the run up to the primaries and caucuses starting in early February 2016 has confounded the so-called political experts. It is not terribly difficult to ascertain the reasons. Those who vote in the political primaries on the right are disgusted with the “establishment” Republican Party. I share that sentiment.  Continue reading “Does Trump = Obama?”

Does Trump = Obama?