Opinion writer Matt Miller is a member of the Action Party; he just doesn’t know it yet. His recent column “The Great American Political Gridlock” couldn’t be more spot on. For while Republicans “are detached from reality”, according to Miller, Democrats have a huge “ambition gap.” And he’s exactly right. One of the most frustrating aspects of being a political junky ... Read More
This is the official unveiling of the Action Party; obviously, this is the birth of the party, so I hope that readers (and future members) will join me in reforming the platform I am putting forth today. This party is meant to be a centrist party that puts pressure on our political system to take action. Action Party members must be ... Read More
So, anyone who’s ever read more than about four sentences from this blog knows how I feel about Republicans. They’re immoral, disgraceful, evil human beings, who care only about power and serving their rich, corporate masters. That sounds pretty harsh, but it’s God’s honest truth, and anyone who doesn’t believe every word of that last sentence needs to turn off ... Read More
Liberal radio pundits (no, they aren't extinct yet) are fond of suggesting that the reason we don’t have good candidates is because people these days are dumb; specifically, they infer, American schools are just so bad that people simply don’t vote for good candidates. It’s certainly convenient to blame schools for our nation’s problems—after all, we blame schools and teachers for ... Read More
Republicans are the fucking worst. Just terrible human beings. I’m sorry, that sounds really harsh, but it’s true, and I’ve got proof. Recently, the Washington Post conducted a poll to see how people were reacting to the recent defeat of background checks in the Senate. As one might expect, “anger” was the top response. What one might not expect, however, is ... Read More
David Brooks published a piece today suggesting that Republicans won’t pay a price for their ridiculous vote on guns. Instead, he says, it will come down to immigration. But can the Republican Party get behind a comprehensive immigration bill and pass it with Obama in the White House? It’s a pretty good question, and Brooks is partially right: it’s going to ... Read More
Posted On 18 Apr 2013 By Nestucca Jackson. Under: Blog.
Today, the U.S. Senate was unable to pass an amendment on gun legislation that would have expanded background checks on gun buyers over the Internet and/or at gun shows. Mind you, a majority of senators did vote in favor of an amendment, but majorities don’t matter in the Senate—they need 60 votes, as usual, and they couldn’t get them because ... Read More
Posted On 14 Apr 2013 By Nestucca Jackson. Under: Blog.
My reaction to yet another terrible article by Oregonian writer (if she can be called that), Elizabeth Hovde: The sooner Hovde and the Confederates (GOP) figure out that they should stay out of social issues, the better. Abortion has been the dumbest political issue in the U.S. since Roe v. Wade. How about this: if you think that abortion is murder, ... Read More
Prepare yourself reader—I have a lot of hate stored up in my heart. Perhaps that’s a bit dramatic, but I’m really tired of everyone in politics being such stupid douche bags all the time. Everybody’s come out this week in opposition to the President’s budget, and they’re all just having a ho-down hate fest saying how awful it is…and almost ... Read More
One of the biggest problems our nation faces, is that for all of our talk about how hard we work and how much Americans love working, we don’t actually value work—not really, if we take some time to think about it. After all, if we adjust for inflation, the average American is making about as much as they did in the ... Read More