Thursday, November 13, 2014


Democrats showed just how politically stupid they can be after the defeat in the 2014 election losing the Senate under majority leader Harry Reid and losing even more seats the House under Nancy Pelosi.

First, they refused to bring up the confirmation of Loretta Lynch to be Attorney General when they have the best chance to get the nomination through the Senate since the Republicans can't block or filibuster it.

Do it now or it won't happen without the Republicans in control of the Senate extracting political blood from President Obama, which may be their reason, to share the blame for the election and get back at him for failing to help them keep the Senate.

In short, political payback?

Second, is the worst stupid thing they did, to re-elect Harry Reid the new minority leader. He was good when he was the minority leader up to 2006, but he was and is worse as the majority leader. He's not the way to go into the 2016 election.

And what's worse is when the opposition democrats, to appear to show the party is in unison, acquiesced when he bought their silence and vote with appointments of some of them into non-important roles in the partly leadership.

In short, nothing changes, and the outspoken voices are now controlled by the leadership.

How obviously stupid is that?

People want to party to be strong, vocal and stand up to the Republicans for the next two years going into the 2016 election. That's not Harry Reid's style. We don't want backroom political manuverings and deals. We want public outrage.

Harry is too close to soon-to-be majority leader Mitch McConnell who reniged on every promise he made with Harry Reid and still Harry Reid shook his hand everytime they "agreed" on the rules, about a bill or some nomination.

And we got more of the same. Nothing gained and everything lost. All in the name of politics and not the American people. And the democrats wonder why even democratic voters hate them? It wasn't just President Obama.

 If you haven't figured it out by November 2016, the Republicans will have all three in their name. And what will you tell us then? Or will you blame us for your failures again?

You know the old advice, "Don't screw this up?" Well, you did. I hope you have your political shovels for the next two years as you dig your own hole. And we won't care. We'll just be angry.

Monday, November 10, 2014

From the start

From the start of President Obama's first and now second term in office, the day of his inauguration in January 2009 when he said this:

“On this day, we gather because we have chosen hope over fear, unity of purpose over conflict and discord. On this day, we come to proclaim an end to the petty grievances and false promises, the recriminations and worn-out dogmas that for far too long have strangled our politics. We remain a young nation, but in the words of Scripture, the time has come to set aside childish things.”

That afternoon while the President was making his speech and in the inguration parade, the leaders of the Republican party, including soon-to-be Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker John Boehner, were doing exactly the opposite.

They were meeting to sabotage his entire presidency by blocking everything and doing nothing he wanted, said or proposed to Congress. The didn't fully succeed to implement their plan until the 2010 election when they took majority rule in the House.

And with the 2014 election they won majority rule in the Senate. The can and will, as they have already said, do more than just block his effots, they will send him poison legislation he'll have to sign and accept out of political necessity or veto with the accumpaning political backlash from the Republicans.

They will put him in a no-win situation and give him few political outs to do what needs to be done. They ran the 2014 mid-term election with just one proposed campaign policy, "Stop Obama", and nothing else.

Even both McConnell and Boehner have said they agree with the President if he agrees with what they want to do and not what the Democrats to do. They are ignoring the whole Democratic party in Congress because their fight is with the President and they'll simply bury the Democrats with their majority votes.

And now they want the White House in 2016. Will we let them take control, a minority party run by older, white, wealthy men? Will we rise to take back our democrary, our Congress and our government from the party which only knows one word, "NO!"

Will we fight back? Or do we have a choice anymore when our enemy is among us and has power to oppress and suppress us as they have shown and done in the Republican controlled state government, now 30 of which are totally controlled by the Republicans.

We have two years to get our voice heard, get our message out, and get the votes out in November 2016. If we don't we lose our elected government to that minority.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

We the people

We have emboldened the enemy of the United States, our government and the American people. The enemy won the House in 2010 and now the enemy has won the Senate with the 2014 election. The enemy won’t stop until they takeover our entire government with the White House in 2016. Make no mistake the enemy is well funded by the wealthy and well supported by the corporations. The enemy wants to take over our democracy. It’s that simple. That’s their plan and their goal, and who and what we must fight. The enemy of the American people.

The President

To President Obama,

You just got handed your political hat by the many, but not all (me included), of the white voters in this country when the didn't vote for the Democrats because of you. Yes, you. You were the election the Republicans pushed as the failure of this country.

And while that's not true, you have the political reality now of both the House and more so the Senate controlled by Republicans who plan to eviscerate the Demcrats and nullify you. This is not a time to talk about bipartianship as you have failed to see how much that hasn't worked.

This is a time to stand up, speak out and be strong for Democratic values, policies and priniciples and not talk about, let alone agree to, bipartianship the Republicans will offer you in the form of poisoned bills you have to veto and face the Republican backlash or sign and face the Democratic backlash.

It's time you become what we've wanted in a President, a voice, not of reconcillation to lose, but one of strength of values who'll not hesitate to veto any amendment, let alone bills, which will restrict the people or sell this country to the corporations and the wealthy.

The truth is we don't care about bipartianship anymore as we've seen enough of the failures of your efforts and of itself with the Republicans. They will do whatever it takes to weaken if not eviscerate your presidency and power.

It's time to fight! Not talk. Not negotiate. Not compromise. But fight the Republicans. They won't give you anything without getting far more in return. That's not leadership. That's not what we expect or want from you.

It's time you stop being political and start being the President.


Democrats, here's my words of advice for the next two years and 2016 election. It's very simple.

Get you head out of your political ass and get to work fighting the Republicans tooth and nail. Go for political blood if you have to because they won't stop doing what they've long planned, which is in part to gut your power, but mostly to destroy our country and the economy and abandon the American people for corporations and the wealthy.

Fight to get voting rights restored. Fight to get voters registered. Fight to get people, good, smart people to be candidates, not the tried and true white guys, but real people who can and will be elected for governors and more so Congress, especially the Senate. And get voters out in 2016.

Fight for the American people, or you'll find yourself the minority party for years after 2016. That's what's at stake now. You screwed up, now fix it!


Well, it's fair to say the big money of the corporations and the wealthy conned the people into a Republican landslide by making the election about the President and not the candidates running for Congress.

To that I can only say for the next two years you don't get to whine when the Republicans show their true colors and forget who voted for them, but focus on those who wrote the checks and now own them and Congress. You're now just a memory to them as you already were before the election.

This is a time you can rejoice but not whine when there is more partisanship and gridlock in Congress, especially the Senate, as nothing of worth will be done as they push the President into using the power of the veto to stop them. This election wasn't about candidates, it was about the President.

It was an election white people decided to overwhelm the rest of the country to try an impose their power as white. Don't buy that, just look at the Republicans who won and those already in Congress. How many aren't white between 40 and 70. Very few. And remember Senators are elected for 6 years. That will be a long time for voter remorse.

And we're not going to listen to that or you now. You wanted them, their political stupidity, partisanship, blindness and all, you shoved it on all of us now. We get the right over the next few years to say we told you so when they do nothing for you, for this country and for the people, but only for corporations and the wealthy.

And in 2016 we get the right to be angry at you for your stupidity being so gullible and not seeing just how bad things can be with them in power, as we all we now see just how bad they can and will be, thanks to you.

You don't get my thanks, but my anger at you.