Category: 2018

Trump only betrays the voters who need him most

Trump only betrays the voters who need him most

Only billionaires — from Sheldon Adelson to King Salman of Saudi Arabia — can count on Trump You’ve probably heard that this week Paul Ryan convinced Sheldon Adelson to give Republicans $30 million to save the party’s House majority. This unholy act of corruption was only “legal” because Paul Ryan left the room for the literal money shot. For the […]

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Political artist Michael D’Antuono displays a fleet of truck-mounted billboards in Washington, DC, highlighting Trump’s unsavory alliance with Vladimir Putin

Political artist Michael D’Antuono displays a fleet of truck-mounted billboards in Washington, DC, highlighting Trump’s unsavory alliance with Vladimir Putin

These Billboards Are Thrilling DC Tourists And Driving the GOP Nuts Regular readers of Eclectablog know that I am a BIG fan of the political art of Michael D’Antuono. Through his provocative and thought-provoking artwork and installations, D’Antuono is documenting the political climate of the USA in a way few other artists are. This week, D’Antuono is taking his art […]

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Trump is just made a mistake four times larger than the Iraq War

Trump is just made a mistake four times larger than the Iraq War

Imagine repeating the worst strategic error of this century to the magnitude of four Let’s say you’ve spent the last few years following an agreement that you made with the United States and its allies that prevents you from attaining a nuclear weapon. Your proof of this is repeated verification, per the agreement, by the International Atomic Energy Agency. And […]

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Republicans are vowing to keep rural Michigan in a never-ending recession

Republicans are vowing to keep rural Michigan in a never-ending recession

The attack on Medicaid targets urban residents but it abandons much of Michigan Nancy Kaffer has an essential column about in SB 897/HB 897, the bill that unnecessarily targets Michiganders on Medicaid with the most regressive requirements in the entire nation, a bill that will put a unconscionable blemish on Medicaid expansion — the one undeniable success of Rick Snyder’s […]

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“Democrat” Shri Thanedar’s claim that it was the bank that abused all those beagles and monkeys turns out to be a lie

“Democrat” Shri Thanedar’s claim that it was the bank that abused all those beagles and monkeys turns out to be a lie

After revelations came to light that animals used for laboratory testing were abandoned when his testing lab was repossessed by the bank, “Democratic” gubernatorial candidate Shri Thanedar told anyone who would listen that he tried to save those poor tortured animals but that it was the bank that left them there to suffer without food and water. Turns out, that […]

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Don’t think the GOP can lose the popular vote by 10% and keep the House? That’s what happened in Virginia.

Don’t think the GOP can lose the popular vote by 10% and keep the House? That’s what happened in Virginia.

5 reasons it’s going to be much harder to win the House than you can imagine How would you act if you knew this could be the free last election you could ever vote in? If you think that question reeks of ridiculous paranoia, think about what happened this week. Trump held his first state dinner as president and did […]

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Why would I NEVER support Shri Thanedar to be the governor of Michigan? How much time do you have?

Why would I NEVER support Shri Thanedar to be the governor of Michigan? How much time do you have?

I first learned of Shri Thanedar when he hired my good friend Tony Trupiano (R.I.P.) to introduce him around to the various progressive circles in Michigan in the spring of 2017. This was necessary because almost nobody in Michigan progressive politics had ever heard of Shri Thanedar prior to then. Within in a very short time, it was clear to […]

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Dem Abdul El-Sayed gets a taste of ACTUAL “birther-like tactics” from GOP senator & shameless bigot Patrick Colbeck

Dem Abdul El-Sayed gets a taste of ACTUAL “birther-like tactics” from GOP senator & shameless bigot Patrick Colbeck

Back in February, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Dr. Abdul El-Sayed accused unnamed “establishment Democrats” of using “birther-like tactics” to derail his primary campaign after Bridge magazine published an article raising questions about his eligibility to run due to residency requirements. I was hard on Dr. El-Sayed writing, “Publishing this article is not a “birther-like” tactic and the accusation is offensive. People […]

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Republican Bill Schuette’s staff lawyers ask for dismissal of Democrat’s eligibility lawsuit, Abdul El-Sayed erroneously declares the matter settled

Republican Bill Schuette’s staff lawyers ask for dismissal of Democrat’s eligibility lawsuit, Abdul El-Sayed erroneously declares the matter settled

In late January, an article at Bridge magazine raised questions about Michigan gubernatorial candidate Abdul El-Sayed’s eligibility to run for this position due to his having lived outside of Michigan for a time. Experts on campaign law weighed in and were not in agreement. Some said he’s fine. Others expressed concern that he may not be fine at all and […]

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We should all strive to care as little about the deficit as Paul Ryan does

We should all strive to care as little about the deficit as Paul Ryan does

And we should seek to help the poor they way he fluffed the rich Better than almost anyone in the history of American politics, Paul Ryan understands how to please the people he serves. And the people he serves are billionaire donors. So when a guy who fancies himself as a billionaire donor became president of the United States, who […]

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ACTION ALERT: We need your to help protect Michigan’s Medicaid program

ACTION ALERT: We need your to help protect Michigan’s Medicaid program

We should be improving our health care system, not uninsuring those who need coverage most Because of the ACA sabotage from Trump’s GOP, more than 100,000 Michigan residents are about to see additional health insurance rate hikes of around $432 a year, according to new figures from ACASignups.net’s Charles Gaba. Charles estimates this will screw his family out of $1,300 […]

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