Tag Archives: Bernie Sanders

How Citizens United Changed the Democratic Party Too

AL explains how the Citizens United decision changed not just the Republican Party (more dominant and corporate-beholden than ever) but is responsible for the Democratic Party’s hard swerve towards social issues. At a time when Democrats vowed to get serious about economic issues, they’re mostly discussing Dreamers, transrights, Confederate Statues, gun control, and Me Too–an… Read More »

Special Podcast Reunion Episode: “The Center Must Hold”

In a special reunion episode of “A Year Long Conversation,” we dive deep into Doug Jones upset of Roy Moore, what this means for Alabama (and the South), Trump’s first year in office, Russian meddling, predictions for 2018 and 2020, and the paradox of Trump’s Russia-sponsored nationalism, at a time when fascism is having a moment what… Read More »

How to Flip the South–State By State

Sure, I’ve posted videos today talking about how to win over Trump’s base and exploring why poor Southerners vote Republican, but how do we flip each state from red to blue? Here are at least some answers, ranking each state from “most flippable” to “hopeless.” Disqualified: Virginia and Oklahoma. Virginia is disqualified not because it isn’t part of the Southeast–it… Read More »

How Do Democrats Lose?

How do Democrats lose? Alabama Liberal explains how Democrats take a big issue and make it small while Republicans take a small issue and make it big.

Episode 49–Mission Unaccomplished

If you enjoyed our amazing 50-state tour, why not recommend us to ANYONE that can help get this podcast syndicated? The next episode is our last one unless we get sponsors or syndication…

Twelve Painful Truths Democrats Must Accept to Rebuild the Party

I don’t want to sugarcoat it: the Democratic Party is in trouble. It is at its lowest level since the late 1920’s and possibly even worse than that when you consider Hawaii (one of only three states including Rhode Island and Delaware where Democrats control the state legislature trifecta and all congressional representation) wasn’t yet a state at that time.… Read More »

And No, Hillary’s Campaign Wasn’t Bad

Aside from the myth that Bernie could’ve won, we also hear that Hillary’s campaign was bad. This is the second persistent myth that basically lets the American voter (and the media) off the hook. The thinking probably goes “hey, our country’s not really dumb enough to vote for Trump against a good candidate, it’s gotta be Hillary’s fault!” It… Read More »

Episode 46–Are Millennials Different?

Are millennials really insufferable/spoiled/intolerable or is it largely a perception problem? After first taking aim at Trump’s cabinet picks, we debunk the myth that millennials actually have more than previous generations, and take on everything from the “gig economy” (which turns millennials into scab labor under the guise of entrepreneurial freedom) to ageism against older… Read More »

Grading Trump’s Potential 2020 Challengers…

If Trump actually does become the 45th President of the United States (and I hope not, AuditTheVote), then he’ll become the least popular incoming President in history. His approval numbers are now more unfavorable than favorable, a rarity for a first-term president who hasn’t even taken office yet. The race for The White House will… Read More »