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No. We Democrats have moved far enough right already

No, those recent former Republicans are giving bad advice. We moved far enough right already. In fact, I’d say that much of the Democratic Party’s agenda is what used to be called moderate-conservative forty, fifty years ago. I see no reason whatsoever why we should move over into the irresponsible anti-welfare state, anti-Great Society, anti-New Deal psychotic mindset that has taken over the Republican Party.

I know this to be true. I used to be a Nixon—Ford era moderate conservative and bailed when I realized that the Raygun Zanies were firmly in control of the GOP and would continue to be so.

I admit I’m more to the right than many DU voters, and that I don’t like the thought of writing off potential voters. But after the 2016 election, I’ve been convinced that all the reachable Republican moderates have already crossed over the River Jordan and joined Team Donkey. There’s little left among the pachyderms except diminishing returns. We’d do better to start registering and recruiting within traditional Democratic blocs.

We All Do It??? Senator Rand, Not So Fast

Sure the US covertly and not so covertly poured campaign assistance and propaganda assistance in foreign countries during the Cold War and afterwards. So do other countries.

But here’s the thing, Aqua Buddha. This is foreign money and foreign interference from an unfriendly foreign power flowing into our country and interference in our elections.

And guys like you are derelict in your duty to the people and the Republic of the United States Of America by failing to recognize it, failing to investigate it, failing to condemn it, and failing to work on ways to prevent it from happening again. Your party’s and your fellow Republican solon’s actions are disgraceful and utterly unpatriotic.

My sympathy is limited for Trump apparatchiks

My sympathy is limited for Trump administration apparatchiks. On the one hand, I do believe in civility, and hope to see it restored in my lifetime. On the other hand, this Administration has been practicing the politics of cruelty almost since Inauguration Day, and anyone who works for it ought to have the good sense to realize it.

EDIT: As the old saying goes: “Lie down with dogs, wake up with fleas.”

I haven't forgotten or forgiven the lame stream corporate broadcast media

Lest the corporate executives and senior editors of corporate broadcast media overwhelm themselves in waves of self-congratulations for their (cough cough) good citizenship and responsible journalism, many of us remember the damage they did to the US in 2016. I haven’t forgotten and I haven’t forgiven the lamestream corporate media for their role in putting Donald Trump into the White House. Their irresponsible, lazy-@$$, sensation-seeking excuse for journalism propelled Donnie over th finish line and is threatening the very existence of our democracy.

Up until recently, Northern Evangelicals have enjoyed

A reputation for being devout (if perhaps over-enthusiastic) Christians free from the taint of racism that has haunted their southern brethren for more than a century. Actions speak more forcefully than words, and that reputation is going, going, going...

If in the near future they bewail a reputation for racist bigotry, they need only remember that it wasn’t given, but earned.
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