Are Democrats obsolete?

“What is the purpose of the Democratic Party in this country, since it seems to advance policies and promote principles that are un-American? They despise our economic system (which is why Bernie Sanders almost won)… they oppose the military, they oppose law enforcement, they oppose our constitutional system, they oppose capitalism, they oppose the sovereignty of a nation-state and a border. Where do they want to take this country? How much further do they want to take us down this road? They are the largest party in America, led by…

54 things I learned from #DemDebate

I know I’m late. Since the Democrats put this debate on Saturday night (because putting it on Pivot Channel at 2:00am would have been too obvious HRC and DWS didn’t want people to watch it), I DVR’d it and it took me a while to get around to watching it. So here goes. 1. Bernie Sanders is disgusted by what happened in Paris; his aide is disgusted they have to talk foreign policy at all. 2. Hillary Clinton says our prayers are with France, even though that is not enough. We…

Are the new Democrats socialists?

“The only difference between a Democrat and a Republican is the type of programs they choose to overspend on.” – former Senator Bob Bennett, 1993. “Capture one or both of the political parties in the United States.” – American Communist Party, Goal #15 of 45 goals to destroy America, as documented in the book “The Naked Communist” by Dr. Cleon Skousen. There was a time when a public figure who subscribed to goals or principles that had the possibility of undermining American liberties, constitutional principles, or our general way of…

Donald Trump wins another victory for Democrats

It was all intended to distract; and the Republicans said “what?” This week Donald Trump burst out with new controversial comments targeting Senator John McCain’s heroism during the Vietnam War by implying that those captured are not exactly heroic. Regardless of Trump’s opinion on what actually constitutes heroism, his ability to distract the masses from serious problems for Democrats was extremely effective. First, five United States military soldiers in Chattanooga, Tennessee, were mowed down this week by an alleged lone wolf terrorist bent on taking life. From an Administration that has…

Jim Dabakis: Unlike GOP and the endless Swallow wallow, let’s get this Justin Miller matter cleared-up fast

As usual, House Minority Leader Brian King has it right. When the people’s confidence in their elected officials has been seriously questioned the situation needs to be addressed immediately by those public officials who stand accused. Waiting for weeks, months or even years is not acceptable. The business of the state and the right of constituents to be represented by unencumbered representation must rule the day. These matters ought not to be solely addressed by the laborious judicial process. Public officials should put the public good ahead of their own personal issues. People have a right to know if their elected…

LDS Dems and Others Launch Progressive Mormon Blog

Today, the LDS Democrats announced that, in conjunction with Mormons for Obama, LDS Dems of America, Mormon Democrats, and Mormon Liberals, they are launching a new progressive, politically-oriented blog, MormonPress, which will  aggregate their content and invite guest submissions. According to Aaron White of Mormon Democrats, the purpose of MormonPress is to dispel the common perception that a good Mormon has to be a conservative Republican:  “There is a common myth in Mormon culture that posits you can’t be politically progressive and a faithful Latter-day Saint. . . . MormonPress will…

The Two Things That MIGHT Impact Voter Turnout and What They Mean for Count My Vote

Voter turnout is down, but why fewer voters show up is complicated. Competition and duty help explain it, but only partially. Even with Count My Vote changes taking effect this year, don’t expect higher voter turnout.   A New Low for Democracy As a nation, we don’t turn out to vote very consistently, and we’re getting worse.  A New York Times article claims that turnout during the recent mid-terms was the lowest turnout in 72 years with “43 states, less than half the eligible population bothered to vote, and no state broke 60 percent.”…

Is No Democrat Going to Challenge Harry Reid?

All indications thus far are that the Democratic party is going to keep Harry Reid as the Senate leader and Nancy Pelosi as the House leader. This is a terrific strategy if the Democrats want to stay in the minority. One of the lessons from the midterms, and there were many, is that Democratic voters didn’t have a reason to be enthused. Their turnout was low. Republicans meanwhile were greatly enthused by the prospect of keeping the House, taking the Senate, and finally forcing some bills to make it to…

Democrats Really Want More Obama Impeachment Talks

The national Democrats want impeachment talks. They really want it. This is not because they’ve lost faith in Barack Obama and figure President Joe Biden would be better. They saw how impeachment increased Bill Clinton’s popularity and brought them gains in the 1998 midterm elections. Nate Silver recently examined this trend and found that MSNBC and the Democrats talk about impeachment much more than Fox News and the Republicans.  Who’s the most prominent Republican talking impeachment? Sarah Palin? Maybe that’ll help get more subscribers to her new channel, but if…

Harry, the Heel

“On the day I was born, the nurses all gathered ‘round, and they gazed in wide wonder, at the joy they had found.” —”Bad to the Bone”, by George Thorogood. It is easy to be supercilious towards professional wrestling. It can be described as a pseudo-homoerotic male soap opera that targets those of a lesser educational and intellectual sagacity. As for myself, I have loved it most of my life. For all the farcical absurdity contained in this realm of entertainment, professional wrestling does have one redeeming factor. It segregates…