Welcome to "Both Parties Are NOT the Same!"
Updated in March 2017.
I started this blog back in 2011, as the endless Republican debates went on and on in the run-up to the 2012 Presidential elections. I was increasingly disturbed with what I heard from the Republican candidates and with what I saw in the Republican crowds watching these debates.
I was also frustrated by many people, many from the progressive uber-left, many supporting someone like Ron Paul or a third party candidate, some from the Occupy movements, that were adamant that "Both parties are the same". Look, I know that the Democrats, Obama, and Clinton are not perfect (Did anyone expect them to be perfect?), but I know in my heart that they are NOT THE SAME as the racist, homophobic, anti-women, anti-human war mongering people who populated the Republican party in the year 2012 --- and who are even worse under Trump in 2017.
What about a Third Party?
I firmly believe that a vote for a third party candidate is a vote for the Republicans. I furthermore believe that staying home because someone believes that "There is no difference between the Democrats and the Republicans; they are both tools of Wall Street" is the same as voting for one of the race-baiting, despicable Republicans. That's why I started this blog. (And this has become so, so much more obvious as Donald Trump and his associates attempt some kind of takeover of this country.)
I include three major types of articles in this blog:
- Information, articles, comments that highlight the difference between the current crop of Republicans and the Democrats.
- Information, articles, comments that answer some of the complaints from the uber-left, disgruntled Progressives, libertarian supporters, and various Third Party supporters that "both parties are the same; both parties are supported by corporations", etc.
- Now in 2017, comments and links about the despicable Trump Presidency and the resistance to it.
I will say that the "libertarian movement" started by Ron Paul and continued to a certain extent by his son Rand is fair game on this blog. I contend that the poor quality of education in this country has led the way to many young people completely missing father Ron Paul's racist and sexist character and somehow seeing him as a hero.
Unlike my Molly's Middle America blog, which highlights jobs, employment numbers and trends, and other political commentary, this blog will not feature as much original writing and research. I expect that it will mostly include links to other information, paragraphs, "blurbs" and comments from Facebook and other places that are relevant to the topic of the blog.
I welcome all comments and any emails, particularly those with articles or sources. I will not delete comments with opposing viewpoints unless they involve name-calling, abuse, lies, or repeated inane statements. Those will go.