Too often the current emphasis on changing culture is devolving into browbeating and disconnecting needed cultural activism from political activism aimed at policy changes.
Dee Steel: We are now in a horrible mess. Leadership appears more concerned with remaining in control than in their real job of focusing on our needs and citizen desires.
What remains necessary is instead rather too simple for sophisticates and analysts to drool over: common-sense candidates focusing on delivering basic common-sense messages
My wife’s physician had a most important message for my morale which I urge you to bear in mind: ‘Yes, your wife is very sick. Remember, YOU are NOT sick!’
Jaime O’Neill: It boggles my mind how often I see “progressives” doing this kind of work in ways that largely write little chapters of discontent for the right wing narrative.
So I think most committed Randists are still living in Mommy’s basement. Once you grow up and want to be taken seriously in the world you leave a lot of that shit behind.
A billion dollars were misspent on an out-of touch-candidacy that ushered in mango Mussolini.
Tom Hal: For decades, the corporate right has used the terms “socialist” and “communism” as scare words. I expect that almost NO ONE using those terms as scare terms has any idea what either of them actually means.
Dick & Sharon: Of course Trump is a con man, but look at the Kenyan Socialist (I kid) and what he and his Democratic predecessors did.
Joe Weinstein: Exactly what is wrong with majority choice of the President even if most or all of the majority margin owes to a few big states?
Sharon Alexander: The worst culprit in this election was the media. Whether it was collusion with a candidate or just feeding the bread and circus, they shamed themselves.
Neither Roosevelt was as greedy, tainted by corruption, or — let’s face it — incompetent as Hillary Clinton.
Brandon: Like it or not, admit it or not, we have been CONDITIONED by the media to distrust her and hate her. Some do it out of mysoginy, but a lot do it out of falling prey to the 25 year long smear campaign.