Turning back the Conservative tide

Turning back the Conservative tide

Regular readers may recall posts over the past couple years where I have taken note of massive tectonic plate shifts generated by high court decisions in favor of some of the pressing progressive social issues of our time.  A year ago I posted about feeling the axis tilting leftward in the aftermath of the death of Justice Antonin Scalia.  Obviously,  I was not the only one to feel that leftward tilt as the conservative majority in the Congress took a stand and executed a well played strategy of “stall, dismiss and ignore” and succeeded in leaving a vacancy on the Supreme Court to be filled by the 45th President.  Here along the most conservative stretch of Old Route 66, the former Oklahoma Attorney General who prided himself on his reputation for...

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The GOP’s pact with Satan

The GOP’s pact with Satan

With total control of all levers of government, it is reasonable to state that it is high tide for the Republican Party as they hold majorities in both chambers of the U.S. Congress and hold the White House.  One thing about high tides, they always eventually recede.  I’m curious as to what all the receding Conservative tide will reveal in the coming months.  One silver lining to last year’s toxic and fractious election campaign was the true colors of certain interest groups came shining through with  unmistakable clarity.  White evangelical Christian conservatives that comprise the largest religious voting block that supported President Trump, while some may have held their nose and marked a ballot for the GOP candidate, all were forced to completely...

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Approaching the line of departure

Approaching the line of departure

The American nation has survived three weeks into the Donald J. Trump Presidency and the contrast in the performance of a novice administrator and the expectations the job demands of a public servant could not be more glaring.  With less than one month gone since his inauguration, President Trump has yet to begin making the transition from campaign mode into governing.  I must admit it is rather painful watching a businessman with no military or public service experience find out in the first person that government is not a business.  Even more excruciating is knowing how Mr. Trump thrives on media attention and ratings and is accustomed to having all his own way all of the time.  He does not like being told “NO” by anyone.  He especially did not like...

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