Blog Archives

Resignation letter

Yesterday I resigned my position in the York Township Republican Committeemen’s Organization. Below is the letter I sent to the chairman explaining my decision. *********** Chairman Cuzzone: We come together in political parties to magnify our influence. An organized representative

Tagged with: , , , ,
Posted in Election 2016, Republican Party, Uncategorized

Revenge of the Reality-Based Community

“I beheld the wretch — the miserable monster whom I had created.” Dr. Frankenstein Early in the second Bush Administration, even before the 9/11 attacks, reporters began to describe a strange pattern of delusion among aides and advisors. Any expression

Tagged with: , , , , , ,
Posted in Neo-Confederate, Politics of Crazy, Republican Party, Uncategorized

Why Republican criticism of Trump fails

Mitt Romney took to Twitter on Monday to denounce Trump’s infamous KKK hedge. For months Romney has been cautiously critical of Trump, but only now does Romney consider Trump’s antics “disqualifying.” Other conservatives have now echoed Romney’s comments and a

Tagged with: , , , , ,
Posted in blue wall, Civil Rights, Election 2016, Uncategorized

Why Republicans should brace for a contested convention

Republican commentators have dismissed concerns over a contested convention with a hand-waving reference to “winner-take-all” primaries later in the calendar. Like so much of the rest of Republican reasoning, that confidence is built on a set of factual assumptions not

Tagged with: , , , , ,
Posted in Election 2016, Uncategorized

Police brutality is a blue-state problem

In December, a grand jury in Cleveland followed a prosecutor’s recommendation and declined to indict the officer who killed twelve-year-old Tamir Rice. More than a year after the incident that officer, Timothy Loehmann, remains at work drawing a salary from

Tagged with: , , , , , ,
Posted in Civil Rights, Uncategorized

Blueprint for Republican Reform: New Voters

Behind the Blue Wall, 2014 was a very difficult year for Republicans. In Illinois, the party needed to pick up one seat in the State Assembly to break the Democrats’ super-majority. We failed. The party’s candidate for the US Senate

Tagged with: , ,
Posted in Blueprint for Republican Reform

Our Next Republican President

Finding a gap in the Blue Wall was going to be nearly impossible in 2016 no matter who the party nominated. As the primary process descends into the political equivalent of a toxic waste spill, that goal has receded from

Tagged with: , ,
Posted in blue wall, Climate Change, Religious Right, Republican Party

How to end a party

This has been a tough few weeks for Republicans. Donald Trump is emerging as a far more complex threat to the party’s viability than most people had initially recognized, your humble blogger included. There remains almost no possibility that the

Tagged with: , , , , ,
Posted in blue wall, Election 2016, Republican Party

How Trump might change the GOP race

In a largely improvised speech brimming with Trumpitude, The Donald announced last month his official entry into the race for the GOP Presidential nomination. Instead of just lingering around the fringes throwing garbage as in previous elections, Trump seems like

Tagged with: , ,
Posted in Election 2016

Chief Justice Roy Moore is a Dixiecrat

Alabama’s Chief Justice, Roy “Standing in the Courthouse Door” Moore, has instructed the state’s probate officials to deny marriage licenses to same-sex couples. The move comes in response to the Supreme Court’s refusal to stay a lower court’s decision striking

Tagged with: , , , , ,
Posted in Civil Rights, Neo-Confederate
Goodreads

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 468 other followers