Center piece

I recently began following a new blog by Kevin Brennan, who has written some excellent posts. Today’s post, however, stood out and I would like to share it with you. We have all heard from our republican friends that “the democrats are guilty of the same sins” as the republicans. I tire of hearing this, I know it is not true, though democrats are no angels either, but I have not, as yet, come up with a valid rebuttal. Kevin has done so in a wonderfully concise manner and I hope you will take a few minutes to read this excellent post. Thank you, Kevin, for both the post and your permission to re-blog!


A good friend of the blog who’s a serious political thinker always manages to get under my skin when he writes about the state of our national affairs. Not because he’s all that far from my own political positions but mostly because he yearns for a centrist happy place where we can all get along. And he has the habit of saying that both sides are guilty of the same sins, and I say that’s a false equivalent. Bigly. 

More and more, and especially as the Trump administration sets metaphorical fire to our precious American values, it’s becoming clear that there can never be a workable form of centrism in this country because the Republican party has become radicalized. This week alone, Fox News “analysts” and presumably a majority of rank-and-file Republicans are bending over backward forgiving Donald Trump Jr. for a rookie error that happens to have broken a…

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4 thoughts on “Center piece

  1. Dear Jill,
    Thanks for this post. I have been saying that the republican party has been catering too much to the Alt-right who are burdened with the sins of racism, misogyny,anti antisemitism, Islamophobia,, Homophobia, etc. and they are held captive by big monies from billionaires who channel their monies to a lot of super-pacs, conservative think tanks, conservative print media, organizations like Americans for prosperity, Alliance Defending Freedom (formerly Alliance Defense Fund), American Family Association and a host of others.

    Hugs, Gronda

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    • I so agree! What amazes me is that the most hardcore “Christians” are found in these alt-right groups and most are republicans. How do they justify their behaviour and reconcile it to the teachings of their religion? I just cannot understand that!

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