Does It Really Make Sense for a Frustrated Republican to Vote for a Democrat?

We jammed the first political sign of the season into the dirt in our yard. It was for a Republican. City Council. Incumbent. A moderate who has the best interest of the community at heart. We know his opponent too. A first time Democratic candidate inspired to get more active in recent years. We attendedContinue reading “Does It Really Make Sense for a Frustrated Republican to Vote for a Democrat?”

Lincoln…The Know-Nothings…Trump

There is an old Trump Tweet for everything these days.  Twitter users share those archived messages with glee each week. I’m proposing a corollary: There is an old Lincoln quote for everything these days. Consider this one, written to his best friend Joseph Speed in the early 1850s. This was inked as a private citizen,Continue reading “Lincoln…The Know-Nothings…Trump”

Something We Can All Agree On – We Want to Stay Alive

I’m naive, but I still believe that most Americans agree on many basic things. We’ve forgotten that recently, because we voted for different people in November. But we can figure this out together. The only thing about politics that truly matters are the actual policies that are enacted. The rest is noise. No policy impactsContinue reading “Something We Can All Agree On – We Want to Stay Alive”

Let’s Win This

“We don’t have to engage in grand, heroic actions to participate in the process of change. Small acts transform the world.” My dear family & friends- I spent the first twenty years of my life berating myself over whether I should keep quiet about my sexual orientation.  What would people think?  Would I be ridiculed?Continue reading “Let’s Win This”

List Time: Facebook Political Posts

De-friending threats have reached an all-time high as Facebook collides with election season.  This year seems much worse than in 2008, doesn’t it?    Most claim that they cannot wait until the election is over so they don’t have it shoved in their face each of the 37 times they go to FB during theContinue reading “List Time: Facebook Political Posts”

The God Platform

Classify this under “Things That Make You Want to Jam Your Forehead Into the Nearest Piece of Drywall.” For the past two weeks the chattering world has been buzzing about the RNC and DNC Conventions.  Beyond the political theater, there are two points to these events: officially selecting the party nominee for president and theContinue reading “The God Platform”

7 Reasons Why I Can No Longer Call Myself a Republican

When I was sixteen I stayed up until 4am  watching the 2000 Presidential election returns come in.  I was rooting for Bush over Gore.  I don’t even remember why anymore–I didn’t truly understand their policy differences.  For the next ten years I roughly considered myself a moderate Republican.  No longer. I can’t even pretend toContinue reading “7 Reasons Why I Can No Longer Call Myself a Republican”