A·bout This Blog

Welcome & Bienvenidos!! Thank you for taking a peek. Please explore at your leisure. Share a thought or two. Leave me a comment or follow along quietly. Either way - I'm glad you visited. This blog was created for a couple of reasons. It exists as a form of therapy for me. I was filled …

The Tol·er·ance of a Liberal

What is the definition of a liberal? Lib·er·al: a person that generally support ideas such as freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of religion, free markets, civil rights, and gender equality. It is a belief in humanity and in progressive reform in sociocultural, moral/religious, and political matters. Several people identify this way and appreciate …

The Texas Public Bathroom De·bate

“To Pee or Not to Pee" The Texas GOP is trying to make you feel unsafe in the Lone Star state. They want you to be on the look-out in public restrooms for a phantom. They want you to believe in an unreal, unrealized and unproven threat coming from a very specific group of people; …

For Womb the Bell Tolls

A·bor·tion The topic is a delicate subject and extremely touchy. A comfortable conversation could get volatile at any moment. Advocates on both sides of the argument are very passionate about their convictions. Friends become enemies. With that said........here goes... To begin, how would your opposition define your stance? I venture to say that if one …

The Future of the Democratic Party

I have been following this author on Twitter for awhile and am just now getting to really sit and read his very well thought out and passionate words as I slowly start building my site. I have yet to post a story of my own but I am proud and honored to share his insight first.

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A glance at the past/ a hard look at the future

democratic-party-scholarshipsWhy so many Democratic losses?

During President Obama’s two terms Democrats suffered a net loss of 1,042 state and federal seats. That included congressional, state legislative, governorships, and the presidency. The following, in my view, are the top three reasons for those losses, with the last bullet being most applicable to the ’16 General Election.

  • We failed to prepare: The DNC leadership failed to focus on State and Local races allowing GOP gains to be exacerbated by aggressive gerrymandering. They failed to create and develop a bench of talent, allowing the Party Leadership to shrink in number and grow in age.
  • We lost the debate: We usually controlled the agenda but often failed to control the narrative. Even President Obama acknowledged that he was much better at passing legislation than selling it to the American People. While we were…

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