Susan Sarandon believes Donald Trump will be good for America and political revolution.
In politics it is different than just disappearing when there is hardship; the fair weather supporter becomes an enemy; something that is occurring more often than not on the left side of the political spectrum.
As no small number of pundits, reporters, and opinion columnists have noted for months, it is just downright dangerous to even remark about the Democratic race for the presidential nomination.
It is troublesome, even for a progressive secular humanist, to see Democrats resort to a Republican ploy of measuring other Democrats according to their progressive purity
There have been a few articles lately that began appearing last October making a compelling case that while the 2016 Presidential race might look promising for Democrats and it appears that Republicans are in disarray, Democrats, liberals, or progressives, take your pick, are actually in deep trouble everywhere else. There is no doubt that the presidency is an important race, but not so important as to forget every other non-presidential race and not so important as to divide Democrats; a trend that is extremely disturbing.
The reality is that when Democrats did have majorities in both houses of Congress they were barely able to pass health-care insurance reform
It is apparent that Democrats are on pace to repeat the electoral debacle of 2010 that allowed conservatives to take control of Congress
What Republicans are really angry about is the Black man in the Oval Office achieved a long-standing American, Middle East, and international goal without wasting one life or dollar of taxpayer money.
There is no doubt the people focusing on the plight of Snowden are sincere, but where is their compassion for millions of their fellow Americans victimized by GOP cuts in their own neighborhoods?
The professional left is really not different than the right in that they forget their past missteps and repeat them despite evidence they are on a path to hand Republicans precisely what they want.
What is curious is the support many on the left have given Rand Paul despite his well-known, and well-publicized, stance on issues that are repulsive to progressives and even right-leaning centrists.
Harsh attacks by liberals on liberals who disagreed with the President's Social Security proposal seem aimed at stifling democratic dissent
There has been no dearth of outrage from EmoProgs who are furious with the president for his third fiscal cliff proposal, and their anger is based on ignorance of the negotiation and governing process
The left needs to coalesce around one goal; defeating Republicans at all costs, but here is already talk of various groups of ideologues sitting out the election to teach Democrats a lesson.