Dedicated to those who still think racism was born on November 8, 2016 … Note: I suppose this series will become a quadrennial thing for me. Check out my three posts about the 2016 elections. Soon after the 2016 elections, I went on record early to cast my doubt on the theory that Russian hackers […]Read More 2020 post-election meditations: it’s not the Russians or Bernie Bros. It’s White supremacy.
Investing in Wall Street and ignoring Main Street can lead to bad voter consequences — and here we are … I mentioned that I had more to say about the transitioning of US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, so I’ll start by sharing the collective Liberal freakout that the combination of her vacancy, President […]Read More With Justice Ginsberg gone, Democrats may have realized how badly they played themselves
While I thought the I’m-not-your-Liberal-donor-class flow of Congressperson-elect Alexadria Ocasio-Cortez was a refreshing breeze from the stale bullets spit by the ruling corporatist wing of the Party of No Guts, my crystal ball didn’t predict an Ocasio-Cortez primary victory over Rep. Joe Crowley in New York’s 14th Congressional district. However, I saw the seams bursting […]Read More They’re trying to downplay Ocasio-Cortez’ win this week — but we know better
An indication that you’re reading a mentalunrest piece is when the writer does something out of the ordinary like discuss sexual predator Harvey Weinstein’s relationship with the Democratic Party, find something like an unusual story connection to the Black Lives Matter movement, throw in a quick Republican Party comparison and then reach a broader conclusion […]Read More On Harvey Weinstein and Why We Allow Women and the Law to Become Objects in His Orbit
In a related but trending story that dovetails to my insistence that the Democratic Party seeks redemption without salvation, disgraced former CNN analyst and DNC interim head Donna Brazile admits to leaking primary debate questions to partner-in-shadiness Hillary Clinton and calls the act “a mistake I will forever regret.” (Laughing) But not so fast, Madame Brazile. She must’ve […]Read More Donna Brazile’s Failed Attempt at Salvation
It’s so strange how Democrats were damn-near orgasmic during their prognostications of Donald Trump’s Presidential candidacy pulling the Republican Party through a mortal journey of permanent irrelevance — and then see Trump not only assume the left-for-dead party’s leadership role, but also become elected President of the United States. I’m sure Democrats told you to […]Read More POST-ELECTION MEDITATIONS: THE DNC PLAYED YOU (AND ITSELF)
This week’s Sunday Smack draws from some personal family experience — or more specifically, that of my Grandmother on Dad’s side of the family. Everyone in the community called her “Mother.” Before Mother owned a candy store, she cleaned homes for a living. Mother had a client, a wealthy White woman, who considered Mother a […]Read More SUNDAY SMACK: IS THIS GRATITUDE?
Last night’s Presidential primary debate to help determine who will represent the Party of No Guts this November was packaged less like a debate and more like a survey of how yet another oddly-scheduled event will compete with Americans’ other pressing downtime priorities like enjoying the MLK holiday weekend or watching the Critics’ Choice Awards. […]Read More CLINTON AND SANDERS HEAT UP ODD DEBATE
Remember when people talked about The End of the Old White Men’s Party, also known as the GOP? I always thought that story was rubbish. In fact, I think placing Conservatism on death watch is about as dumb as those predictions about how South Africa will rid itself of oligarchs and magically embrace equality after Nelson […]Read More GOP DIDN’T GIVE UP THE GHOST THIS MIDTERM