It has been brought to my attention that there is an “inconsistency” in how I treat various political actors. How can anyone who describes themself as an Obama-Pelosi Democrat, have anything good to say about Ronald Reagan or Lindsey Graham? Easy. Nobody’s perfectly good or bad. Sometimes people on the “other side” come up big
IN DEFENSE OF INCONSISTENCY
THE ORIGINS OF OUR POLITICAL PREFERENCES: PART I
Like most people, my dislikes are bigger drivers of my political preferences than my likes. Hate is a stronger motivator than love. Its a fact. Hate energizes. Love pacifies. I like and admire Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama. They are, and have been, strong figures on the national stage, who have stood the test of
I may be having Trump Withdrawal Symptoms. I need a vacation from writing stuff and trying to “make a point.” I’m going to wing it and talk about people who are fun to talk about. I like Bill Belichick and Pope Francis and Javad Zarif and Nancy Pelosi and Phil Mickelson and Aaron Rodgers and
GOTTA GO WITH JOE
I’m not jumping up and down about Biden. He doesn’t do that for many people. I’m not looking to send him a check. I sent a couple to Tulsi, but that’s another story. If Joe was speaking to a group across the street (and mass meetings were allowed) I wouldn’t go. I’m afraid if I
BERNIE AND AMY: WHY NOT?
Bernie Sanders was the most impressive person on the stage last night at the Democrat Debate. He believes what he says and communicates at gut level. Conservatives love to call liberals hypocrites. It’s hard to make that charge stick against a guy who gets his suits at Goodwill and haircuts for free at the Barber
KICK THEM WHEN THEY’RE DOWN
JULIAN CASTRO blew out his image as an Altar Boy who spends most of his time helping crippled children cross the street by kneecapping a slightly confused Joe Biden and proceeding to fundraise off the encounter. In the era of “never apologize, kick them when they’re down” politics Castro may have hit on something. He
JILL BIDEN COMES OUT FOR JOE
JOE BIDEN is not going to draw 100,000 in Waterbury, CT in the rain at 3AM as John Kennedy did two days before the 1960 Election but he’s a good guy and Jill Biden says he can win. The former Second Lady has credibility and unique standing amongst Democrats. Her intervention was timely and effective.
IRAN: PLAYING A SHORT STACK
There’s a poker analogy hidden in the confrontation between Israel, the USA, and Iran. It’s like two players with lots of cash, Israel and the USA, decide they want to break a third player, Iran, who is low on cash but who’s been around a long time, 4000 years and counting, and can still play.
ITS GETTING WEIRD OUT THERE
Twenty Democrats debate four hours and nobody blurts out “I love Israel more than life itself.” Love Ya, Dems! FOX TV Host, Tucker Carlson, calls National Security Advisor John Bolton a “bureaucratic tapeworm.” Love Ya, Tucker! FOX TV Host, Tucker Carlson, saves Western Civilization by telling Donald Trump that a war with Iran is “not