Friday, September 30, 2016

The State of Republican Affairs

What does it say about the Republican Party that the Cato Institute - which leans hard right and libertarian - is calling out the Reoublican nominee for lying about the connection between illegal immigrants and crime? And here's the spoiler - Cato says immigrants of all stripes make us safer as a nation.

What does it say about rank and file Republicans backing that nominee that they don't or won't care about being lied to again?

And when will Republican leaders finally acknowledge that the lack of caring about this lie, about all the lies, is a direct result of 4 plus decades of xenophobic, white makes centric, racist oligarchical dog whistle politics?

Read the Cato reports here:

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Hillary makes history - but is it enough?

Bernie Sanders graciously bowed out. Hillary Clinton becomes the first woman nominated by a major political party to be President. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz is out (finally). But with so many Americans so upset about so much - and feeling so disconnected - will it be enough? Time will tell, but democrats inability (or unwillingness) to connect to voters emotionally is still Hillary's Achilles heel.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Really Martha Raditz? The MSM shills for the military industrial complex again.

In tonight's State of Union speech, President Obama rightly noted that while ISIL certainly represents a threat to American citizens but not an existential threat to the US. While it seems to many to be a wildly inaccurate statement, the reality is that ISIL can not destroy the US unless we as a nation cower before them.

Yet ABC's Martha Raditz picked up the banner of war and dismissed the President's assertions as everything but fiction.

And that is the core of the problem - Anerica has the ability to defeat ISIL and yet our media is told to fear them as if the  very Constitution itself would be torn asunder if we don't completely destroy ISIL right now.

Frankly, if we look to history we see that quiet, consistent ignoring of such ignorant apostates usually forces them to go away. We would also know that a failed state - be it Syria, Iraq, Sudan, Lybis, or Russia - is not always the job of the US to fix.

Too bad the MSM isn't sophisticated enough to lead us there. For Shame.