Democrats & Liberals

Deliver the Goods

Posted by Warren Porter on March 24, 2017 at 9:47 PM

In The Art of the Deal, Tony Schwartz ghostwrites on behalf of his client:

"You can't con people, at least not for long. You can create excitement, you can do wonderful promotion and get all kinds of press, and you can throw in a little hyperbole. But if you don't deliver the goods, people will eventually catch on ... I'd never understood how Jimmy Carter became president. The answer is that as poorly qualified as he was for the job, Jimmy Carter had the nerve, the guts, the balls, to ask for something extraordinary. That ability above all helped him get elected president. But, then, of course, the American people caught on pretty quickly that Carter couldn't do the job, and he lost in a landslide when he ran for reelection."

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What Lesson Are Our Kids Learning?

Posted by GregB on March 24, 2017 at 4:54 PM

Today's youth, or the 'Millennials', are getting all sorts of criticism for their aloofness and so called detachment from reality. Those are unfair labels put upon a group of people who were born into a massively corrupt world and are trying to survive with as little collateral damage as possible.

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If The Shoe Fits, Trump Will Put It In His Mouth

Posted by GregB on March 23, 2017 at 2:17 PM

The present chaos in Washington DC is due to yet another idiotic and unsubstantiated claim by President Donald Trump that during his campaign for the office, the Obama Administration had been 'wiretapping' Trump's offices and residences. The world jumped on these utterances as Trump offered not one shred of evidence to back himself up.

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Why We Still Need to Fight for Women's Health Care

Posted by DanikaK on March 22, 2017 at 1:30 PM

Women's health continues to be a hot button political issue in 2017. Following Trump's inauguration, millions of men and women took to the streets for the Women's March on Washington, protesting a number of issues, including access to healthcare and reproductive rights.

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Why We Need to Pay Attention to Women's Incarceration

Posted by DanikaK on March 8, 2017 at 9:39 PM

For the past 25 years, the rate of women's incarceration in the U.S. has reached it's peak. Today, females are jailed at a rate of nearly 150 percent when compared to their male counterparts. According to the ACLU, there are more than 200,000 women behind bars and over one million on probation and parole.

A major cause of the drastic upturn? Harsh punishments for nonviolent offenses, Clinton-era three strikes policies, and mandatory minimum sentencing.

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Wherein I Literally Expect Serious Behavior From My President

Posted by Stephen Daugherty on March 8, 2017 at 4:09 PM

When my President accuses another President of a Crime in print or on Twitter, I take that pretty seriously. What does it say about the current Administration that his allies in Congress have to tell us not to take him at his word in order to take the heat off of him?

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Snoitasucca Sdrawkcab

Posted by Stephen Daugherty on March 6, 2017 at 11:06 AM

I know that Republicans will refuse to believe this. That is part of the problem. For Republicans, the allegation of improper behavior has become the cart put in front of the proverbial horse of evidence.

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It's Too Complicated!

Posted by GregB on March 3, 2017 at 7:10 PM

Oh, so for some strange reason, President Trump has now declared that his plans on repealing Obamacare is being stalled because health care is too complicated.

No kidding.

Health care and medicine in the US is as complicated as the military budgets and any other are of society and government where huge sums of money and power are involved. Other countries can for some reason streamline and get their health care systems n line but the US has so many criminals involved in its infrastructure that no one can make heads or tales of anything the government or industry is engaged in. What Trump is seeing is that the issue of health care is just part of the huge Big Pharma and Big Medico cartels whose sole purpose is to make profits no matter what. Curing and healing people aren't even on the table with the medical industry in the US. What's of more importance is shoving off drugs and treatments that focus on symptoms and methodically cause cascades in a person's health so that more drugs and treatments can be deployed. It's basically a racket and has gone on for far too long. Now Trump thinks he could just cure the health are issues with personality alone?

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There Won't Be Dancing In The Streets

Posted by GregB on March 2, 2017 at 6:02 PM

Donald Trump has become the best thing for civil disobedience and public pursuit of rights than any president since Richard Nixon. His loud mouthed rhetoric, boastful nature, and outright arrogance has led to his being criticized for everything from his viewpoints on foreign aid to his choices of fast food. It's a madcap plan of his that has the media and public scrambling around like mice in a cheese factory trying to latch on to any morsel to exploit into a public issue.

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Trump's Singing The 'Nomination Blues'

Posted by GregB on February 28, 2017 at 1:20 PM

The fun never ends when it comes to the shenanigans of the trump administration. Everyday several controversies erupt and the media at times doesn't know which incident to exploit. The social media vines are blasting with commentary at every move Trump's people make and the fact his nominees keep dropping out is a sign that Trump loves to court chaos as he wins at every turn.

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A Bowl Of Confusion

Posted by GregB on February 24, 2017 at 2:23 PM

That's what we can say about the Trump administration. No one in the known universe can figure out what is going on and Trump is probably more confused than the public, press, and government. Trump has upended so many apple carts in the first few weeks of his administration that no one knows what is going on nor what he'll do next. He's signed dozens of executive orders and gone off after previous laws, enacted his anti immigration policies and is now embroiled in a scandal involving he Russians. His daughter lost top endorsements to main manufacturers of her clothing lines because of the manufacturer's protests of Trump's policies. Numerous press and politicians have been insulted by Trump, there are still riots in the streets and chaotic protests. All this while North Korea is firing off new solid propulsion missiles. It all seems like one could go dizzy just reading or watching the evening news.

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Russians, Russians, Who's Got The Russians?

Posted by GregB on February 22, 2017 at 1:27 PM

The Russians are the bad guys again! That's right, once our most mortal enemies, the Russians are now back in place having been accused of everything from spying to altering the 2016 Presidential election. We all remember when the cries of Russian hacking came to the fore. While the news was smothering the public with any and all news about Hillary Clinton's emails, the Russian hacking debacle slowly began to grow legs and erupted into a major scandal, some saying the Russians were responsible for Trump's wins. » Continue reading "Russians, Russians, Who's Got The Russians?"...

When it Comes to Antisemitism, the Third Time is the Charm

Posted by Warren Porter on February 21, 2017 at 5:26 PM

Donald Trump's family is tightly interwoven with Judaism. His daughter, Ivanka, converted in order to marry Jared Kushner, a scion of a prominent Orthodox Jewish family. In the ensuing years, the young couple has birthed several Jewish grandchildren for Donald. Controversies remain regarding Ivanka and Jared's roles in both the White House and in the management of their private businesses. But in either case, this is without a doubt the closest Jews have ever reached to getting their hands on the levers of American power.

It is for this reason that Jewish Americans are shocked and appalled not by what the Trump administration has done, but what it hasn't done over the first month of its reign.

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The Donald's Gift Of Diversion

Posted by GregB on February 20, 2017 at 10:33 PM

No one has done it better than US President Donald Trump when it comes to diverting the press and others, when it comes to his answering the tough questions.

His surprise news conference on Thursday, Feb. 16, is going to go down in history as a prime example of how to keep the wolves off your hide even when you've invited them into the kitchen. Trump had this press conference to address issues of late and he knew the press would be asking the tough questions and instead of answering them directly, he just bounced the press around the room with diversions and excuses that cause many to wonder why he'd held the conference in the first place.

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What Are the Possible Setbacks for Mental Healthcare If the Affordable Care Act Is Repealed?

Posted by DanikaK on February 15, 2017 at 11:22 AM

In January, the U.S. Senate began the first of many steps necessary to dismantle the Affordable Care Act--acting in accordance with one of President Donald Trump's many campaign promises. After two weeks of sweeping executive orders that have caused controversy across party lines, it appears as though repealing the law quickly may not be in the cards.

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