Republican voters backed right-wing libertarians like Rand Paul, Ron Paul and Thomas Massie of Kentucy, NOT because they liked their libertarian ideas. No:
They were voting for the craziest son of a bitch in the race — and Donald Trump won best in class.
I voted for Clinton but when Trump won I thought, “At least he’s a populist” and hoped he would at least help working people.
But over time I’ve worried more and more since he is looking pretty UNpopulist: Read the rest of this entry
Most Trump voters supported him because they felt voiceless.
And the truth is that our government mostly listens to the moneyed elite and ignores the rest of us.
So why did Trump nominate Neil Gorsuch, who will likely add to the problem? Read the rest of this entry
Trump calls the mainstream press “fake.” And the press reports it.
It’s confusing. Read the rest of this entry
When Donald Trump won the Presidency I worried. I didn’t like his sexism and racism. Or his temperament.
But I saw one sliver lining. At least he was a populist.
But then he began making Cabinet nominations that didn’t seem too populist.
Anti-Labor Secretary? Read the rest of this entry
When Donald Trump was a little boy his dad told him – on a regular basis – that the world is divided into winners and losers, and the Trumps were winners.
Little Donald seems to have taken the lesson to heart. He has striven to prove his winning ways to himself and to everyone else all his life.
But does winning bring happiness? Read the rest of this entry
I’m too tired to wait for final election results so I’m posting my blog with the expectation of very bad news in the morning.
I “get” the electorate’s impulse to lob a Molotov cocktail into a dysfunctional system that serves only the elite.
I just hope we don’t blow up our entire democracy. Read the rest of this entry
Most of my friends can’t understand why anyone would vote for Trump.
Some of my other friends are actually voting for him.
Since I have a hard time getting my head around this I asked them why. Here’s what they said:
Thoughts from my pro-Trump friends Read the rest of this entry
Many on the religious right are pro-Trump even though his life is not right religiously.
He’s bragged about enjoying plenty of casual sex. He’s even boasted about sexually assaulting women. And some women have filed lawsuits that sound exactly like the assaults that he has described making. His first wife said he raped her once (later taking back the claim).
Why do so many religious conservatives still back him? Read the rest of this entry