Archive for the 'Hillary Clinton' Category

TIME TO WIPE OFF THE LIPSTICK AND GET REAL…

April 28th, 2017

Let me be clear. I voted for Bill Clinton once (I voted for Ralph Nader in 1996) and I would have voted for the proverbial yellow dog down the street before I would have voted for Hillary Clinton. Fool me once, well, you know, but I’m not about to get fooled again. As events happily […]

THE DNC IS A SMOKING PILE OF RUBBLE

February 10th, 2017

At a political meeting this past week I got to see just how great the level of denial among old-line Democrats is when a woman told the group that she felt uncomfortable and wasn’t sure she was in the right place because the conversation had turned to taking over the Democratic Party from the inside. […]

PRESIDENT DONALD JOHN TRUMP’S NUMBERS, SAD…

January 22nd, 2017

The image above shows the turnout for the 2009 inauguration of President Barack Hussein Obama. Mouse over the image to see what the turnout for the 2017 inauguration of President Donald John Trump looked like. To steal a favorite tweet word from President Trump: sad. So, President Donald John Trump is not happy. People just […]

WHY WE NEED BERNIE SANDERS MORE THAN EVER…

December 15th, 2016

Bernie didn’t go away. Bernie voters didn’t go away (I’m working on a longer piece on that topic right now). Scott Goodman (whose firm Revolution Messaging played a yuugggeee roll in Bernie’s campaign), writing in Blaming millennials for Trump—99 problems but the kids ain’t one for Policy.Mic, offers [Hint, a mirror would be helpful here, […]

GODZILLA—DR. ROBERT CIALDINI—EMERGES…

November 22nd, 2016

So, about two years ago Oliver Burkeman wrote in This column will change your life: false reasons for The Guardian, about how people convince us to elect them to public office. That column now, in retrospect, seems a template for the past 15 months. Everyone knows politics is a cynical game: to last a week […]

TOO CLOSE TO CALL AND THE MORNING AFTER…

November 9th, 2016

So, I’m off to bed at 0204. I will be very, very surprised if I don’t wake up to news of Donald Trump’s victory. For years I have tried to tell my friends here in Cuyahoga County that there is a great dissatisfaction in the rest of Ohio—and now, clearly in the rest of the […]

DONALD TRUMP, HILLARY CLINTON: THE CLOSERS…

November 6th, 2016

Since I don’t own a television set, the only place I ever see political advertising is when, like this morning, I go looking on line for them. I’ve already cast my vote for Jill Stein so the ads have no effect on me. Do they have any effect on you? And below the fold…? Well

FBI AGENTS RESIGNED OVER COMEY’S DECISION…

November 3rd, 2016

As a writer I’ve long been aware of The Master’s understanding and use of The MacGuffin in film. I confess that I missed this connection in the dumpster fire that is our national election this year. Neal Gabler, writing in Alfred Hitchcock Explains James Comey, the Media and 2016’s ‘MacGuffin’ for Moyers & Company, makes […]

WHY IS ADAMS THE ONLY ONE MAKING SENSE…?

October 31st, 2016

So, I had several long conversations over the weekend trying to make sense of the latest news out of FBI Director Steve Comey. I’ve turned the news every way I can think of and I just can’t buy into all the conspiracy theories coming from both the Republicans and the Democrats. I think Comey is […]

THE OPPOSITE OF LOVE IS NOT HATE…

October 25th, 2016

Years ago one of my rabbis taught me that the opposite of love is not hate but rather indifference. If we can’t be loved, we’ll take someone hating us over being ignored. One of the thoughts I’ve had in recent years is that the smart phones both isolate us from attention and simultaneously bathe us […]

WIPE HIS FAT ASS WITH THE CONSTITUTION…

October 20th, 2016

[Update at 1100] Mano Singham nailed the moment in the debate when the spectacle started going off the rails. It started when she got a question about what the WikiLeaks release of her campaign’s emails revealed about her views on trade and immigration. After a quick non-substantive response, she pivoted to talking about Russian involvement […]

MICHELLE OBAMA PREACHES TO THE CHOIR…

October 16th, 2016

I fully agree with the dozens of commenters that, at least based on this speech [Up to the 12:00 minute timemark where she loses me, JH] and what little else I know about Michelle Obama, she should be on the ticket, not Hillary. (Also, check out the two men in the background at timemark 9:12) […]

A DOUBLE-DIGIT LEAD BEFORE THE TAPE…

October 13th, 2016

I thought America would brush off the Trump-Bush tape because so much equally, or even more, hideous material had already been revealed in the past year and my assessment of the effect of Trump’s locker room talk—despite what other have very publicly claimed, I have heard plenty of such talk (particularly in the Military) before—was […]

SILLIEST PRESIDENTIAL ENDORSEMENT POSSIBLE

October 12th, 2016

It’s not who the Plain Dealer endorsed. It’s how. The choice is enough to question the seriousness of top editors. Atop the Forum page, this past Sunday’s editorial section of the PD, was a 7-inch deep, page-wide photograph of a smiling LeBron James. He is holding, of course, a basketball. What that has to do […]

CALL SEAN… WHEN YOUR PIPES ARE FULL OF CRAP…

September 27th, 2016

Then there’s this from Wiley Miller:

BOYCOTT THE DEBATES POLITICAL THEATER,
VOTE THIRD PARTY IN NOVEMBER…

September 21st, 2016

Presidential debates televised and scripted theatrical performances in America are to governance as a Burger King Whopperrito is to healthy eating: initially tasty and satisfying but ultimately slowing blood flow to the brain while simultaneously roiling the bowels. The scheduled cage matches between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will be as real as a Saturday […]

THE POLITICAL BETRAYAL OF THE 99% CONTINUES…

September 21st, 2016

I wrote earlier that party platforms are not worth the paper they’re written on and once again Hillary Clinton demonstrates that you can’t trust her any further than you can toss a wonk. Karl Mathiesen, writing in Hillary Clinton ‘dropped climate change from speeches after Bernie Sanders endorsement’ for The Guardian, tells us: Hillary Clinton […]

SORRY BERNIE, NONE OF THAT WILL HAPPEN…

September 19th, 2016

I respect Bernie Sanders. I think that Bernie is the closest we’ve come in a very long time to what I think a progressive politician should be. I do not doubt that Bernie is focused on stopping the election of Donald Trump by supporting the deeply flawed candidacy of Hillary Clinton. I am confident that […]

OOPS…!

September 15th, 2016

Setting a precedent, no matter how carefully considered, always reveals unintended consequences. Or, we are meant to believe that is true. The writer in me wants to believe that FBI Director James Comey is way smarter than people want to believe and that he is playing a very deep, deep game. Here’s my tin-hat conspiracy […]

HAS TRUMP LIFTED UP THE DEPLORABLES…?

September 11th, 2016

You know, to just be grossly generalistic, you could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables. Right? The racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic—you name it. And unfortunately there are people like that. And he has lifted them up. He has given voice to their websites that used to only […]

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