Highlighting the Republicans’ Subversive Strategy

Mitt Romney’s acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention illuminated the Republicans’ cynical, subversive strategy for recapturing the White House. On the day President Obama was inaugurated, a group of key Republican leaders gathered in Washington to create a battle plan for his defeat. They would block every initiative he proposed, obstruct every effort to […]
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How Can the President Fight this Cascade of Lies?

Listening to the speeches at the Republican National Convention in Tampa this week, we are getting a closeup of the most blatantly dishonest political campaign to which the American public has ever been subjected. The lies just keep on coming. The speakers don’t restrict themselves to “spin” and half-truths, they make up “facts.” You can […]
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Theatre’s Two Faces at the Republicans’ Masked Ball

It’s theatre, of course, an elaborate show designed to divert the masses, and despite the intrusion of a tropical storm, it probably is achieving its objective. A lot of people are easily impressed. Centuries ago, the ancients figured out that the rabble can be pacified with bread and circuses. And in the case of the […]
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The Blinding Rage of White American Voters

  Love is blind. So is rage. And it is rage that has blinded white American workers to the Romney-Ryan threat. It is rage against vaguely perceived, but harshly felt, injustice, hopelessness and futility. This badly informed class of people has been manipulated by a global elite to create cannon fodder in their war for […]
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The Relentless Right is Pulling out all the Stops

This is the Big One – the winner-take-all, no-holds-barred fight to the finish. The conservatives are betting the farm on this year’s presidential election, and they don’t care what they have to do to win – or what anyone thinks of their tactics. One major strategy is demonizing President Obama. They lie, of course.  The […]
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The Rich Strut their Stuff – and Skirt the Law

I watched in sorrow and disbelief last night as MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow previewed the extravaganza that Republicans and their lobbyist pals will stage in Tampa next week. Money apparently is no object when these folks get together to fete each other. One of Tampa’s biggest restaurants, for example, is booked solid for the entire week […]
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Racism Isn’t Just a Matter of Black and White

I’m sure you’ve heard those hypocritical right wingers cry foul whenever someone points out the racism behind the hatred of President Obama that is so evident among a substantial segment of the American population. They would have us believe that Anerica has moved beyond racism, that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream has been fulfilled, that people “are judged […]
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Why do They Think the UN is Plotting to Enslave us?

Among the many idealistic human endeavors I have witnessed in my life, the United Nations is perhaps the most ambitious. It was a noble idea. To dreamers like U.S. President Woodrow Wilson (who tried to get America to join the UN’s predecessor, the League of Nations), mankind would be able to live in peace if […]
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Why Don’t we Hear More about the GOP Platform?

A little more than 30 miles west of our Lakeland home, the city of Tampa awaits the coming of the Republicans. The party’s convention will be held there next week and a lot of bigwigs have chipped in to spruce up the place in eager anticipation of the glorious event. This is Republican country. I […]
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Now we Know what Republicans Really Stand for

It’s hard to believe how extreme the Republican Party has become – until someone like Todd Aken lets the cat out of the bag. The U.S. Senate candidate, who is challenging Missouri’s Claire McCaskill, said in a TV interview that: If it’s legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole […]
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