Joseph Palermo: Instead of pointing to the wholesale class warfare the Republicans have waged with this re-writing of the nation’s tax code these two hopelessly bourgeois public intellectuals see a big problem with Democrats behaving for a change as if they have blood flowing through their veins.
Joseph Palermo: Down the memory hole today is the fact that during the 1980s about 50 Democratic representatives in the House routinely crossed party lines to vote for Ronald Reagan’s plutocratic agenda.
Joseph Palermo: A tsunami of sexual assault and harassment charges against powerful men destroyed careers and for the first time since Trump came to power has put the misogynist juggernaut on the defensive.
Joseph Palermo: There’s nothing “conservative” about consistently blocking any legal attempt, no matter how trivial, to help protect Americans from being slaughtered at country music festivals, schoolhouses, movie theaters, and in their workplaces.
Joseph Palermo: What followed from Trump after he sparked such a widespread backlash was the typical “punch, parry, kick” playbook Republicans use when they interject racism into the political discourse for electoral gain.
Jospeh Palermo: At gun shows and Republican rallies Texans are well known for talking a lot about “seceding” from the Union. I doubt if many Texas Republicans are talking about that idea right now.
Joe Palermo: A 20-year-old self-described Nazi killed a good person in cold blood with his car and the President says “many sides” were responsible.
Joseph Palermo: Are Democratic leaders finally copping to their three-decade failure to do anything meaningful to make the lives of most working Americans “better” in any way?
Joseph Palermo: AWhen was the last time you heard a Republican politician apologize for his or her worldview? Even with a pussy-grabbing con artist as their party’s leader they apologize for nothing.
Joseph Palermo: Other than a hatred for Democrats, Nancy Pelosi, public school teachers, government employees, and Barack Hussein Obama, the Tea Party had little to offer as far as any “vision” for the future.
Joseph Palermo: Otto’s entry into the governor’s race guarantees that when Minnesotans go to the polls next year anthropogenic climate change, the existential threat it poses, and what steps we must take to counter it, will be front and center.
When it comes to the Executive Branch abusing its power (and in Kissinger’s case killing scores of innocent people in the process) there’s probably no better counsel for Trump to turn to than the war criminal Henry Kissinger.
Joe Palermo: Trump and Bannon want to privatize everything, strip away basic services from working people, and “deconstruct” the very idea of a social commitment we all share to whoever resides in the United States.