Supreme Court

Two-thirds of the sitting justices were nominated by Republican presidents, even though Republican presidential candidates have lost the popular vote in seven of the nine elections, which determined who nominated these justices.

The Great Divide: Majority vs. Minority

The Washington Post recently published this commentary by Greg Sargent: Opinion: How the coming war over infrastructure will reveal even deeper divisions IndieDems Comment: I’m stunned stunned that even Greg Sargent glosses over the real divide between Republicans and Democrats, by ignoring the reality behind the division between rural and urban America: it’s a division between the overwhelming majority of …

It’s Not Just Trump; It’s Republicans

It’s time we stopped focusing on Trump as the fountainhead of the incompetence, ignorance, and chaos that permeates the U.S. Government. It’s Republicans—pretty well the whole damn lot of them—who created and sustain the disaster our government and politics have become. Republicans, with eyes wide open, put Donald Trump in the White House, and Republicans, with eyes wide open, keep …

Fired Astro Managers, Donald Trump: Peas in a Pod

The Houston Astros fired general manager Jeff Luhnow and manager A.J. Hinch on Monday after they were caught engaging in sign stealing, a cardinal offense in baseball. Sports columnist Barry Svrluga covered the story. IndieDems Comment: The pluperfect similarity between Luhnow, Hinch, and the Astros, on the one hand; and Donald Trump and the Republican Party, on the other, leaps …

British Tabloids, American Republicans: Peas in a Pod

Britain has its tabloid press. America has Donald Trump. Both are purveyors of lies, slander, and insults. Both use character assassination to try to destroy the reputation of innocent people. Both have demonstrated they have no morals and no sense of common human decency. Both live every day in contemptuous defiance of God’s Commandments and Jesus’ Golden Rule. But their …

The Polarized America Myth Exculpates Republicans

Events of the past few weeks have shown beyond a doubt that the Republicans are responsible for the poisonous atmosphere that pervades our politics. The evidence is clear: Trump and his Republican minions are the morally and intellectual corrupt members of a morally and intellectually corrupt Republican Party. The impeachment hearings, presenting the sworn testimony of honest Americans, have shown …

Nikki Haley’s Continuing Hypocrisy

Nikki Haley in an interview with conservative political commentator Glenn Beck in early December said that the Confederate flag had meant “service, and sacrifice and heritage” to some. She stated that that the killer who gunned down nine worshipers at an African American church in Charleston in 2015 had “hijacked” the ideals many connected to the Confederate battle flag. She …

Republicans Mimic the Segregationists and Unleash the Wolves of Hate

“When the wolves of hate are loosed on one people, then no one is safe.” –Atlanta Constitution editor Ralph McGill, recognizing the broader truth behind the bombing of the Jewish Temple in Atlanta in 1958. President Donald Trump’s speeches during the final weeks of the 2018 midterm elections established an irrefutable fact: Trump and his Republican followers are overtly committed …

Trump’s Litany of Lies and Racism Nakedly Revealed. GA Republicans Approve It All

Georgia Republicans Johnny Isakson and David Perdue; Reps. Barry Loudermilk and Karen Handel; and gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp has given their stamp of approval to all you read on these pages. President Donald Trump’s speeches during the final weeks of the 2018 midterm elections established an irrefutable fact: Trump and his Republican followers are overtly committed to a racist, xenophobic, …

All the Ugliness of the Trump Campaign Is on Display in Georgia

An editorial in the Washington Post on the eve of the election has nailed the fact that Georgia Republicans are leading the Republican Party’s abject descent into an extremist right-wing party under Donald Trump. All the ugliness of the Trump campaign is on display in Georgia (Excerpts) The Republican campaign for governor in Georgia has been marked by dehumanizing immigrant …