Why Is the GOP Destroying It’s Own Voter Base?

Two cannibals are eating dinner. The first cannibal says, “I hate my mother-in-law.” The second cannibal says, “Well then try the potatoes.” Republicans find themselves in the same position of that first cannibal. They’re consuming their own family, the very voters that propelled them into office. Here’s the evidence. Health care has become an open sore that the GOP cannot heal. Yes, they promised to abolish Obamacare. Unfortunately, that huge pool of working class voters that propelled them to…

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Be Careful What You Wish For

A lawyer meets the devil at a party. “In exchange for your soul and the souls of your wife and children, I’ll make you a partner in your law firm in two years.” Satan offers between sips of his drink. The lawyer who knows contract law looks skeptical. “What’s the down side?” I believe the Republican Party is discovering the downside of a deal they’ve made. Their devil being the far right money provided by the Koch brothers and…

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If you can tweet it, it isn’t policy

There’s the old joke about the president of a dog food company who gets up to rally the troops at a sales meeting. “Who has the best bonus program in the entire industry?” He shouts to his men. “We do!” They shout back. “And who has the best order fulfillment time in the industry?” “We do!” The staff shouts back as one person. “Who are the highest paid sales team in the industry?” “We are!” They shout as they…

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Illegal immigration: Why Conservatives worry than the Democrats do. Immigration Part 2
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Why Conservatives Worry It is hard to find much bad about illegal immigration once you sift out the partisan hyperbole. What were my methods? I relied upon known, reputable news sources. If I did not recognize the name, I did not use the news source. Is that method perfect? Probably not, but it is the best I can do. Therefore I am more inclined to quote the New York Times rather than Breitbart.  The New York Times did a…

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Immigration Policy – Getting Smart about our human environment – Part 1
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Republicans and Democrats both miss the mark on immigration policy. The practical answer lies in the middle ground between the pundit’s positions. Much heat, but little light surrounds the debate. The reason is simple; the parties are locked in a titanic tug of war for the hearts and minds of voters. Scoring points and scaring the hell out of voters has become more important than solving the problem. It’s time for immigration policy to be considered dispassionately. Why is…

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The Dirty Sponge Theory of President Trump’s Proposed Muslim Immigration Ban
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Dirty Sponge Theory of President Trumps Ban Every few years a local television station decides to alert people to how disease laden the average kitchen is. They bring in a microbiologist in a white lab coat to swab bacterial samples off faucets, counters and sponges. He then cultures them to show the housewife what’s growing in her ‘clean’ kitchen. The results are horrifying. The kitchen is rife with deadly disease germs that could kill off the family, and yet…

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Scapegoat and Chief
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Donald Trump has a huge problem. Eventually the Republican establishment must turn on him. It’s not a question of if, but when. The problem is that Republicans find themselves in an interesting position. Having gotten everything they’ve ever wished for in the last election, it’s now time to implement their plan for America. A program destined to drive away the very people that voted them into office. It’s the reason they’re looking just a little queasy lately. Trumpcare seems…

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Global Warming – Surviving with the Republicans
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Global warming, according to conservatives, doesn’t have anything to do with burning fossil fuels. At the same time, very Republican states and local governments are preparing for its inevitable effects. Miami, Charleston, SC, and Norfolk, VA are all preparing for rising sea levels. You have to wonder why the Republican Party is working so hard to deny global warming while privately preparing for it. I’ll leave that for later. Instead, let’s consider how the working class conservative prepares for…

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