Tagged: 2010 elections

The Ugly, Lingering Legacy of the 2010 Elections

The Ugly, Lingering Legacy of the 2010 Elections

You might think November’s Democratic victories undid the havoc resulting from the disastrous 2010 elections, when Republicans were swept into power on the coattails of the Tea Party phenomenon. Think again. Rachel Maddow opened my eyes last night. She explained...

Puffed up Tom Turkeys Have a Field Day in Congress

Puffed up Tom Turkeys Have a Field Day in Congress

Give some puffed up tom turkey a little power and he is sure to cause trouble. And trouble is what Americans face today as a result of the disastrous 2010 elections.  Suddenly, people that...

Sorting out Logical Conflicts in”Conservative” Agenda

Sorting out Logical Conflicts in”Conservative” Agenda

The kids at school back in Jamaica had a term for it. They called it “puss logic.” I suppose the correct English word is sophistry. But whatever it’s called, it won the midterm elections...

Obama’s Greatest Handicap: the Enemy Within

Obama’s Greatest Handicap: the Enemy Within

You might be old enough to remember the famous Pogo comic strip in which the little guy observed that we are our own greatest enemy (see Walt Kelly poster above). Never before has this...

Election Alert: Fed-up U.S.Voters Could Go Crazy

Election Alert: Fed-up U.S.Voters Could Go Crazy

Two paths meet in a wood tonight and the Republican Party’s future – perhaps America’s future – depends on which path the voters take. It looks as if they’re ready to take the path...

Peering into America’s Future – with Trepidation

Peering into America’s Future – with Trepidation

In the version I learned as a child, Hope soothes the stings inflicted by the troubles that Pandora let loose. And I was taught, as Alexander Pope declared, that hope springs eternal in the...

Democracy is Taking a Licking in the U.S.

Democracy is Taking a Licking in the U.S.

I am afraid that democracy might be dead in America. The United States is emerging as an undisguised oligarchy. In American politics today, money talks more than ever. It’s not just the recent Supreme...

Obama Displays His Charm But Republicans Aren’t Buying It

Obama Displays His Charm But Republicans Aren’t Buying It

President Obama was at his charming best yesterday as he faced hostile Republican House members, and if American voters are still in the mood for charm, his approval rating should be soaring today. But...

Obama’s State of the Union Speech Reflects a Sobering Truth

Obama’s State of the Union Speech Reflects a Sobering Truth

I never thought I would live to hear a Democratic President extol the virtues of offshore oil drilling, nuclear power plants and “clean coal.” And that was just the beginning. Before President Obama’s State...

Democrats – and Obama – May Be Cruisin’ for a Bruisin’

Democrats – and Obama – May Be Cruisin’ for a Bruisin’

Someone should remind President Obama that Jimmy Carter, who was one of America’s most decent presidents, was booted out after just one term. Obama doesn’t seem to realize the potential price for the health...