Polarization is a huge problem in contemporary American politics. If you use a Venn diagram to illustrate the positions of the right and left in this country one of the few places the circles would overlap is the respect for veterans, particularly those who gave their life in the line of duty. I have never worn the uniform of this country and have disagreed with almost every military action my country has taken in my lifetime. That in no way diminishes my respect for veterans. The last time I checked nobody in the military writes their own orders; they go where they are told, when they are told. One of the lowest things an American can do is use the military, especially a military death in the line of duty, for their self-aggrandizement. That is exactly what Donald Trump has done on multiple occasions. Let’s explore. Continue reading My President Is A Deplorable Human Being
Baseball players and serious fans often refer to the major leagues as “The Show”. The major leagues are where the biggest rewards (fame and fortune) are as well as where the spotlight shines the brightest. Boot a grounder in Class A ball and only a few hundred people will ever know. Boot that same grounder in the major leagues and it just might end up on Sports Center and be viewed by millions (not counting live TV, radio and nationally syndicated news columns). In politics often sins go relatively unnoticed until you reach the highest levels. Many House members toil in relative obscurity. Reach the Senate and certainly the presidency and the entire world seems to monitor your every action. I don’t think Donald Trump ever realized that. Let’s explore. Continue reading In “The Show”
Over the past few days I’ve noticed several “dots” somewhat hidden in the news. I think I may have connected them and if so I have a prediction to make. Let’s explore. Continue reading On Base: Donald Trump
On the surface Donald Trump appears to be both hugely unpopular and unproductive as President. The problem is that neither of these is as true as they appear at first glance. That is both dangerous and cause for progressives to stay vigilant. Let’s explore. Continue reading My President Is More Dangerous Than He Appears To Be
I have never worn the uniform of my country’s military and at my age never will. I have almost never agreed with the missions they have been sent on in my lifetime. That being said I have respect for the service of our military personnel and feel safer going to sleep each night knowing they are guarding over my country. While we can’t give our veterans a blank check for the rest of their lives I feel we are not doing enough for most of them and certainly don’t begrudge them the benefits they are receiving. Despite their rhetoric, I can’t say the Republicans have that same respect. A distasteful example of that largely flew under the radar last week and today I’d like to expose it. Let’s explore. Continue reading Friends Of Veterans?