Tag Archives: Bernie

What is Coastsplaining?

AL details his life-long struggle against Coastsplaining–and how most of the issues coastal liberals talk about (from immigration to abortion to guns to income inequality) actually affect “flyover country” more directly. Then, I propose that Trickle Down Economics got its earliest start in Plantation Economics.

Don’t Worry Bernie Fans, Tom Perez Winning Is Actually a Good Thing for You

“Oh great, Tom Perez won DNC Chair, same old, same old.” “Tom Perez is another corporate centrist!” “What do you call a party that does the same thing over and over again and expects a different results? The Democratic Party.” “Goodbye Democrats, I’m going third party! Demexit!” We heard all this and a lot more… Read More »

Why Bernie Sanders is to Blame for President Trump

In the week since Trump pulled off the most shocking Presidential victory since Harry Truman beat Dewey, the finger has been pointing in dozens of different directions at the same time with the deafening question “Who’s to blame?” And the answers are so varied, I’m beginning to wonder if secretly I’m to blame for it. Hillary’s campaign… Read More »

Episode 29–Are the Outsiders Really Elites?

We break-down the strange myth that Donald Trump is an outsider or that 2016 is the Year of The Outsider with mega-wealthy candidates like Carly Fiorina, Ben Carson, and Trump–who collects politicians Vito Corleone-style “like so many pennies in my pocket.” We recap the RNC, the running mate selections for both campaigns, wonder why the… Read More »

Episode 24–Do People Even Want Small Government?

In the conclusion to our trilogy, we ask “Do People Even Want Small Government?” and take aim at Libertarians. Do Libertarians care that a “fair tax” would destroy your economy? Is Trickle Down Economics really just Plantation Economics? Why cut government jobs when contractors usually cost more? Plus, making the Alabamian case for why state’s… Read More »

Episode 22–Are Social Conservatives Over?

In the first part of our “conservative trilogy” (looking at social, military, and fiscal), we wonder if social conservatives are over or merely in a lull? How does Trump—a twice-divorced “New York Values” foul mouth who can’t quote Bible passages—change social conservativism? Is it a good sign that in only 8 years the social battles… Read More »

Episode 21–Is Bernie the New Ron Paul, Perot, Nader, Buchanan, or a Political Poet?

It’s our first “Bernie only” episode and we wonder if he’ll be the next Ron Paul, Ralph Nader, Ross Perot, etc. (lots of R-named ego-independents) and if there’s a link between mortality-fears and running for president. [Original title of episode “Save Us From Old Men Promising Revolution.”] Also discussed is if Bernie is a “political… Read More »

Episode 18–Are Republicans More Accepting of Sex Scandals than Democrats?

The second part of our trilogy looks at a new record of topics: Will Bernie die before he quits? Will the media need a fainting couch when Trump becomes the nominee or keep insisting it’s not happening? How does Hillary’s good news always get spun into bad news? Will Trump pick another 80’s relic (Mr.… Read More »

Democrats Don’t Need a Revolution, Republicans Do

It’ll be one of the great mysteries of the historically-long, never-ending 2016 primary season: “what went wrong with Bernie’s revolution?” Yes, how did the “shocking” defeat of a candidate who was never leading in a single poll happen? Now I have my own theories about that (which I’ll be happy to get into later this… Read More »