Democrat Party Autopsy

We should not be surprised at the defeat of Hillary Clinton last night — yes, I think this was more a repudiation of her than an election of Trump. The seeds for her humiliation were sown directly by Debbie Wasserman Schultz and the Democrat party for fixing — rigging, really! — the primary process against all candidates in favor of a coronation for Queen Hillary.

If Bernie Sanders had a fair chance at winning his primary — Hillary lost the same vital states to Trump that she lost to Bernie — and we had a Sanders vs. Trump election, I am confident Bernie Sanders would be the president-elect today, especially if, unlike Hillary, Bernie had the confidence, and the guts, to pick Elizabeth Warren as his running mate.

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Do the Hounds Finally have Obama?

Well, it finally happened.  The line between Republican paranoia and Democrat fear finally met in the middle and Barack Obama is caught, dead center, in an inescapable vise of his own doing.  The Republican hounds have been after him since day one, hoping just to nip him up a bit to put a bit of blood in the water so the President is belittled and begrudged bite-by-bite until there’s nothing left of his presidency except an empty shell of what could have been and what never was.

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A Passover Story: The Most Awkward Silence

During the first two days of the holiday of Passover, my family was invited to a lunch at a friend’s home where we have been numerous times — the family positively loves Chaim. We have been going there so long that we have gone from being the ones who are invited to being the parents of the actual person who everyone wants to see. After everyone eventually got settled around the table, there was a latecomer to the meal, someone whom we had seen before, and though he did not seem to recognize us we immediately recognized him.

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The Day I Learned I am Part Republican

When I was a child, according to a story that my mother has told me a few times, I apparently went into the voting booth with one of my grandmothers and pulled the lever to vote for Ronald Reagan. Not only this, but I repeated this four years later — and I wasn’t even ten years old yet! It was not until 1996 that I was able to legitimately vote for myself and my vote went for Ralph Nader, as I thought that it would be good to get the Green party officially recognized and taken more seriously in the following election — that did not work out so well.

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Appeaser in Chief: The Obama Wanna

We elected Barack Obama to forcefully lead us into a better, more esoteric life — where we could begin again to live The American Dream — that didn’t include foreign wars, or Homeland Security searches, or detainment camps or home foreclosures.

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Sink, Anchor Babies, SINK!

We are — and always have been — a nation founded by immigrants and a people of immigrants.  We spin in a transient world.  Yet, there are some among us who believe majority occupation sets nation lines and international boundaries and that location, and not morality, should determine citizenship.

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Obama at One Hundred

When Air Force One isn’t strafing downtown Manhattan, the Obama administration has been a wild success in its first hundred days.  The days of the nasty, volatile, fundamentalist Republicans are dying as the GOP becomes a withering, insignificant, frothing, religiously ecstatic version of what it used to be when the party actually mattered. 

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