Who are the real radicals?

“You cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for, what you care about. That’s why I believe, if we are fortunate enough to win back the House or the Senate, that’s when civility can start again.” – Hillary Clinton in a recent CNN Interview Within any political system, you historically find two ends of a spectrum. At the one end you have those considered “ultra-conservative” and at the other, those who are deemed “radicals”. Conservatives generally hearken to traditional and entrenched values, radicals…

Where is the real Russian scandal?

“I think we are on the edge of the greatest corruption scandal in American history. The first thing Congress should do is demand that every single dollar donated to the Clinton Foundation and its charity initiatives be made public to show exactly where the Clintons derived their money.” Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, writing on FoxNews.com, 10/27/17 It is estimated that the Mueller investigation on so-called Trump campaign collusion with the Russians has exceeded twenty million taxpayer dollars spent. With a relatively unlimited budget and nine months of…

Comey and Democratic hypocrisy

“All I can tell you is that the FBI Director has no credibility” Representative Maxine Waters, January 13, 2017. As our good man Harry Caines has recently pontificated, he believes Donald Trump just took one more step in a lunatic, Stalinesque stroll to the madhouse by firing James Comey. Apologies to Harry’s Ph.D. and rigorous study of history, but let’s take a step back and look a bit more objectively at these events for a minute. We might just see that Trump is the only one in this process not…

Killing O’Reilly

“It is now clear that fake news can have real world consequences. This isn’t about politics or partisanship. Lives are at risk. Lives of ordinary people just trying to go about their days and do their jobs. Congress and…Silicon Valley is starting to grapple with the challenge and threat of fake news.” – Hillary Clinton at Harry Reid’s Retirement Ceremony, 12-8-16. Hillary Clinton fired the first salvos on the remaining conservative media last December. Using her mantra, “fake news” is now being categorized as any news that does not coincide…

It’s his character, Stupid!

In 1975, then-amateur boxer Michael Dokes told Sports Illustrated that his hand speed was so fast that you couldn’t catch them on camera. And then the 17-year-old proffered this warning to boxing legend Muhammad Ali, “I’m going to get you old man, so you better get out while you can.” Two years later, now pro-boxer Michael Dokes faced off against the aging Champ (Ali was then 35 years old, overweight and on the downside of his career). It was a three-round exhibition fight. Ali was up to his old tricks…

I don’t trust Trump

Two years ago I looked at 2016 as the most winnable election for Republicans in a generation. Why? Because I knew the Democrats would nominate Hillary Clinton and that her message of “it’s my turn” wouldn’t resonate. It felt like an embarrassment of riches to have all of these qualified governors, senators, and so forth putting their names forward. (“What a deep bench!”) Some of it was also just an embarrassment. Too many people ran. Half of them ran for the publicity, like they were auditioning for a future Fox…

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…

Eight political lessons from 2016

The 2016 political year has drawn to a close. Perhaps the most pressing question to ask is: has America understood actual history in the making over the past year? Nothing about the political landscape in 2016 was typical or ordinary. One of the most tumultuous elections in history has concluded and the smoke has still not settled seven weeks later. History has been and continues to be made in an unprecedented manner. What lessons have we learned? The most revealing lessons on a national scale were learned within the context…

Hacking hysteria

“There is no serious person who would suggest it was possible to rig American elections. I’d invite Mr. Trump to stop whining and go try to make his case to get votes. If whenever things are going badly for you and you lose, you start blaming somebody else, then you don’t have what it takes to be in this job, because there are times when things don’t go our way — or my way.”- President Barack Obama, Colorado Springs, CO, Oct. 18, 2016. Obama, Clinton and their tidy team of…

A nation divided

“I would feel deeply frustrated [about welcoming Trump to the White House] not because of anything he’s said about me, but because I would fear for the future of our country.” – President Barack Obama “You know, to just be grossly generalistic, you could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the ‘basket of deplorables‘. Right? The racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic — you name it. And unfortunately there are people like that. And he has lifted them up.” – Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton The 2016 Election is…