Category Archives: Thursday

Part 2–1968, the Year that Broke the Democratic Party

AL goes deep into the year that broke the Democratic Party and the last time Democrats had real, unfettered political power. In 1968, the party broke into the establishment (LBJ, Humphrey), Social Justice Warrior establishment (RFK), Bernie progressives (Eugene McCarthy), and Dixiecrats (then George Wallace, today would be Trumpers).

Part 1–If You Hate the Last 50 Years, Blame Republicans

AL pushes back on the myth that both parties are equally powerful, since America has mostly been under GOP control since 1969. Even though conservatives are angrier than they’ve ever been (and believe it’s due to social liberalism), it’s actually because of economic conservatives squeezing them.

The Top Ten Midterm Races I’ll Be Watching Tomorrow (and Share Your Own!)

Truly, I care about all the races tomorrow, and I’d like to see as many Democrats as possible win representative seats, senate seats, Governor’s mansions, state legislature seats, schoolboard spots, dog catcher jobs, etc. Basically, if you’re a Democrat, I hope you win tomorrow, and I certainly hope that enough races go the right way that Democrats… Read More »

What’s it Like Being an Alabama Liberal?

In my very first “Ask Me Anything” video, AL explains how Southern liberals are really the Spetsnaz commandos of liberalism, and coastal liberals (who haven’t been through half as much) should use us instead of calling us DINOs. By detailing a brief recent political history of Alabama–Don Siegelman’s incarceration, a non-existent state party, a vicious… Read More »

How GOP Got You to Hate Bill Clinton (and How They Stole Coolness)

AL recounts stories of how Bill Clinton (one of only 2 great Presidents in the last 50 years, 6 out of 9 of which were Republicans) got him to be a Democrat when he was a kid–and how Republicans have gotten you to hate Bill Clinton since then despite his leaving office with a budget… Read More »

Trump=Treason, so it’s OK to Hope he Fails

While defending Bill Maher’s recession comments–Trump’s policies make a recession inevitable, so why not sooner vs. December 2020?–AL explains that since Trump is committing treason (and not in the usual conspiracy theory “Neocons are for New World Order” or “Obama’s a Muslim” way), it’s okay to root against him. He also pushes back hard against… Read More »

Trump’s Fascist Takeover of GOP is Not Surprising

AL explains the key difference in Republicans and Democrats (who focus on the individual above all), and why it’s not that surprising Trump has been able to so thoroughly co-opt the Republican Party (including suck-ass Mitt Romney) or push out Bob Corker, Jeff Flake, John McCain, and Mark Sanford. I also explain how we’re living… Read More »

Worst Deal Ever–At Summit, China & Russia Win Again

AL goes off about Trump’s horrible deal-making, and notices a clear pattern with Trump ripping up the Iran Deal (which led to high gas prices), going tougher on Canada/Europe (which will likely trigger a recession) than China/Russia, and giving North Korea everything they want but asking for little in return. Towards the end, I also… Read More »