Articles by: Marion

Yes, There Is Racism on the Left

Yes, There Is Racism on the Left

There’s a culture war erupting on the left. I guess Melissa Harris-Perry started it, by claiming in her recent article in The Nation, where she dared to suggest that maybe, just maybe, our current President is held to a higher standard than previous Presidents of any political persuasion because he happens to be the first African-American to be elected to the Office.

by Marion· · News
Can Toby Keith Save The Democratic Party?

Can Toby Keith Save The Democratic Party?

Toby Keith – ‘I don’t know, but I expect the wealthy to write a check ’cause it’s as bad as it’s ever been. It would be unpatriotic not to try to save the country. I’m sure people will bitch about it, but if it meant we get to operate in this country and live here another day, then so be it.’

by Marion· · Current Issues, Information and Resources
To Those Who Are Ignorant of the Past

To Those Who Are Ignorant of the Past

A lot of people love to talk about fascism coming to the United States, draped in a flag and carrying a cross. Well, maybe that’s so; but I happen to think that it’ll come the way good old-fashioned fascism came to Germany. In fact, it’s almost here now.

Don't be lazy!

Message to the Lazy Left: THIS Is How It Starts

I totally agree that if we want to see a more liberal White House, we have to elect more liberal legislators; but sometimes this is a process that has to be done in stages. Ofttimes, this means accepting that some districts and states are more conservative than others and would respond well to candidates of a more moderate political hue.

by Marion· · Political Rants
Confederate Americans (We Know Them As Something Else)

Confederate Americans (We Know Them As Something Else)

If Confederate-Americans are people who are against big government, then that’s the Republican Party. Isn’t it ironic that the Party of Lincoln has now become synonymous with the definition of what a Confederate-American is?

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This is What Happens When You Don’t Vote

I usually try to get back to the Commonwealth once a year. I’ve lived, for the past 30 years, in the same part of England to which two other Virginia women, Pocahontas (my kinswoman) and Nancy Astor, were condemned. So I feel that if I don’t wiggle my toes in some Old Dominion dirt at least once a year, I’ll be pushing up daisies in Brit dirt along with Mrs. Rolfe and Lady Astor.

by Marion· · News
Two Fat Men Walk Into a Bar…And Meet Chris Matthews

Two Fat Men Walk Into a Bar…And Meet Chris Matthews

Chris Matthews! Seems that Chris, at one time, was an acceptable substitute host for Rush’s program, whenever Rush was on a vacation

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Attitude Problem

I was born a Democrat. My parents were Democrats before me. My father cast his first vote at 21 in 1936, for FDR. Four years later, when she turned 21, my mother did the same. She came from a long line of Democrats, going way back to Jackson, I suppose.

by Marion· · Political Rants
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

Correction: Hillary Was Never a Progressive, But Johnny Reid Was …

As more and more unreconstructed PUMAs and Clintonistas emerge from the woodwork to whine, cry, and generally stir crack over the fact that they really, really, really, really, really don’t like having a black man at the helm, they seem to have taken advantage of the mental historical shallowness that lies comfortably in the minds of most Americans.

by Marion· · News
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A Tale of Two Women and The One Man Who Failed

It seems to me that HuffPo seems to grow like the weed it is and spread like a cancer through the media world, and at the most opportune times. The week that Rupert Murdoch was testifying in Parliament and getting slammed in the smacker with a shaving foam pie, Arianna turned up in London to launch – you guessed it – HuffPost UK Edition.

by Marion· · News
MSNBC Contributor Pat Buchanan

Enemies In Plain Site

There’s been a campaign going on around the blogosphere for awhile, advocating that MSNBC ban Pat Buchanan from appearing on the network. Buchanan is a political analyst, who, in the wake of the tragedy in Norway, wrote an editorial, which appeared to rationalize, if not favor, the motives of the assassin in question, Anders Behring Breivik.

by Marion· · News, Right-Wing Talking Points
Credit Where Credit Is Due: Some People Need Reminding

Credit Where Credit Is Due: Some People Need Reminding

Now, in an eleventh hour panic, the House announces – nay, the House tells the President to invoke the ambiguous 14th Amendment option, something that has never been tried before and may be impeachable.

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Just Waiting for the Great White Hope

These people stopped listening to the President ages ago, and along with the likes of John Boehner, Eric Cantor and various members of the White House press corps, treat him with open disrespect – reckoning him naive, incapable, incompetent, spineless and shallow, when he affects calm in a stressful situation, and stoking that well-known fear of ‘the angry black man’ when he shows passion and frustration.

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Joan Walsh’s Dysfunctional View of History and Government

Last week, the President spoke to a coterie of politically involved college students, Republicans, Democrats and Independents alike. It really was a master class in what politics in the real world was all about. He channeled Lincoln and spoke of compromise being the essence of governing in a democracy.

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The President Who Isn’t

The President Who Isn’t

In political terms, Bill Clinton’s still a reasonably young man. As head of the Clinton Global Initiative, he’s frequently seen at high-powered and high-profiled events around the world and in the United States. I can’t remember another President who’s been interviewed as much and as often, post-Administration, by everyone from David Gregory on Meet the Press to David Letterman, right down to Jon Stewart. In fact, Bill Maher is messing his knickers at the prospect of getting Clinton on his program for an interview.

Civil Disobedience and Its Consequences

Civil Disobedience and Its Consequences

When I was a junior in high school, in the middle of Richard Nixon’s first term, I took a course in civics. Back then, this was required of all high school students, usually taken in their junior or senior year. Our civics course was simply entitled “U S and Comparative […]

by Marion· · Political Rants
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Of Cabbages and Kings: It’s Not That Obama’s Naive; It’s Just That the President’s Not White

To say that race matters, regarding matters to the Right of the political spectrum, is an understatement. Who doesn’t remember many of the people showing up for Sarah Palin’s campaign rallies in 2008, with their stuffed monkeys called ‘Little Hussein,’ the elderly woman challenging McCain with her misguided fact that Candidate Obama was an Arab, the shouts and jeers, even to one man shrieking out that Obama must be killed during a Palin pow-wow.

Excommunication By State

Excommunication By State

I am a proud Virginian and proud of the people who made the Commonwealth great. Because of Virginians, we have a Constitution (James Madison), a Declaration of Independence (Thomas Jefferson) and a Bill of Rights (George Mason). We can claim the first President and the first woman to be elected to the British Parliament. We might have been stupid enough to house the capital of the Confederacy, but in 1989, we elected the first African American governor to preside over that old capital, and that’s when Derval Patrick was still in short trousers.

Progressive Pundits Punching Down: K.O. KO’s Disabled Lady

Progressive Pundits Punching Down: K.O. KO’s Disabled Lady

Keith Olbermann get on Twitter to attack an elderly disabled viewer, about her comments regarding Medicare.

by Marion· · News
Why Is One Man’s Racism Another Man’s Comedy?

Why Is One Man’s Racism Another Man’s Comedy?

How is Bill Maher’s repeated reference to the President as ‘President Sanford and Son’ any different from Limbaugh’s depiction as such, using the Sanford and Son music as a backdrop to his criticism?