Veteran Democrat warns against ‘Clinton tyranny’

“Either we win this election,” Donald Trump said recently, “or we’re going to lose our country.” Trump warns about this often and with increasing urgency, but I wonder how many voters outside his base find it believable. I’m talking about the ones who can still make a difference in this election, the “never Trump” conservatives and the undecided moderates in both parties who, against their better judgment, are leaning toward Hillary Rodham Clinton – or washing their hands of both nominees. Many brave GOP candidates for House and Senate have stood with Trump through withering fire because they understand the alternative. Too many of us don’t. Too many voters ignore the ominous warning signs – based on the past and current behavior of my party, the Democratic Party – that a two-term HRC presidency may end up looking more like tyranny than democracy. Call this a thought experiment, but if what follows here is even remotely possible, then neutrality is not an option. Yes, I know most Americans have trouble believing something so dire could … Continue Reading

Remain America: The cold civil war of my Democratic Party

The saddest and most frustrating part of this election is not the “quality of the candidates.” It’s that voters hardly know – thanks to our clueless and subversive media culture – that in November we are doing no less than choosing a country, not only for our children and grandchildren but possibly for all future generations. Hard to believe, I know. But if we lose freedom here in America, who will rescue us from the grip of socialism as we did other nations in the last century? Voters – especially women voters – are now being heavily pressured to consider Donald Trump as an unthinkable choice for president. Yes, his “hot mic” comments from over a decade ago were unthinkable, but for many crucial reasons his candidacy is not. Ironically, the media culture – the primary voice that has corrupted American morals over many decades – is suddenly the loudest voice to condemn Trump. A culture, I should add, that was happy to pronounce Bill Clinton’s impeachment as “just about sex.” Now they’re calling on … Continue Reading

Trump vs. my Democratic Party’s fantasy politics

Now that we’ve entered the final phase of this nation-defining election, average voters are getting schooled on just how “sold out” the news media are for Hillary Clinton. But there’s a larger and more influential battle raging that we must also recognize. As my party – the Democratic Party – joins with “the fourth estate” to blunt Donald Trump’s momentum, they’ll have a major additional force on their side: almost the entire popular culture. This creates a problem not only for Trump, but also for America’s political future. When the giant voice of the pop culture sides with a policy issue or a presidential candidate, a false political reality is created in two ways. First, because the uniform views of the opinion makers create an illusion that everyone in the country agrees about something – when they don’t. And second, because those opinion makers – from actors to pop celebrities to daytime TV hosts – may not, in fact, be telling the truth about what they believe. Their views could result from peer pressure or … Continue Reading