Tag Archives: Clinton

Democrats Will NEVER Take Back America Until They Reclaim the South

As I pointed out in last year’s very well-aged article “The Southeast is Actually the MOST Important Area for Democrats”—which you should read if you haven’t already—there is no future for the Democratic Party that doesn’t include major gains in the Southeast. What is currently being thought of as “hopelessly lost Trump country” is the only way Democrats are… 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 44–Why Are We Democrats?

In the last episode before we finally know who the 45th President will be (hint, starts with an H and ends with an illary Clinton), we rally the troops by talking about why we’re Democrats. Burning questions include: seriously, how did two guys from Alabama wind up as Democrats? How will each swing state vote… Read More »

Episode 41–What is Corruption? And Free Don Siegelman

We spend the first half of the episode making sense of Big Don’s implosion, tallying the numerous scandals and recapping his second debate performance. Then we ask “What is Corruption?” in 2016, and notice that a lot of American corruption seems to be how corruption is prosecuted and investigated in the first place–i.e. along party… Read More »

Live-Blogging the Second Presidential Debate…

This is the only presidential debate on a weekend…ehhhh… 6:00 P.M.–A quick look at the audience makes it seem like the entire crowd could carpool home in an SUV. My God, where are the people? 6:02–Looks like NBC has gone with showing a football game—priorities are right, I guess—so I’m forced to watch this one… Read More »

Episode 40–How Do Democrats Lose? The Southern And Northern Strategy

Can the Democrats take back the white working class? And how did they lose them in the first place? Tricky questions that we attempt to answer by looking deep into the history of the Democratic Party–which contained MLK and George Wallace at the same time–and how the Southern Strategy cost them the white working class decades… Read More »

Live-Blogging the First Presidential Debate

The pre-debate montage on NBC might as well say “brought to you by WWF” and a “let’s get ready to ruuuuumble!” 6:00–Savannah Guthrie tries to be even blander than usual, while Chuck Todd talks about competing visions of America in a way that makes Trump’s sound worse. I can’t wait to see Trump’s mean tweet… Read More »

Episode 37–Are Fossil Fuels Holding Us Back?

In the second part of our “Big Things” trilogy, we look at the biggest thing: climate crisis. After debunking the various (cough, bullshit, cough) climate change denials, we look at getting rid of fossil fuels and what that would really mean. Questions asked (and answered) include: Is climate crisis contributing to terrorism? Is it more… Read More »

Episode 31–Do Hillary’s Scandals Matter? “The Passion of Hillary”

In this episode, we put Hillary on trial for her various “crimes” and see just how much people really care about Benghazi, “emailgate,” and Hillary’s failure to tip a waitress at brunch. We ponder just what exactly Republicans are hoping to find in Hillary’s emails—like a torrid affair with Joe Biden—and if people really care… Read More »

Episode 28–Abortion….This Again?

Closing out our Guns, Immigration, and Abortion trilogy we talk about that most uncomfortable of hot buttons in a way that is at least unusual. We relate personal stories and sometimes strangely funny experiences with looking at exactly what it would look like to re-criminalize abortion, why no other industrialized country even talks about doing… Read More »