Trump & Teddy Roosevelt-A Phony Populist vs. a Real One

Our friend Jeff from On the Fence Voters has a new venue … he’s a contributing writer for Politically Speaking, a publication at Today, he has written his first piece, and it is both thoughtful and thought-provoking … I hope you’ll take a look and follow him on Medium! Thanks, Jeff, for all your hard work! We’ll speak soon!

On The Fence Voters

Hello everyone. Recently I became a contributing writer for Politically Speaking, a publication at I wanted to share my first post with you and will do so in the future as well. I apologize in advance for using the former guy’s name-as well as writing anything about him. My pledge is to minimize the crazy man as much as possible. But this post really goes to the overall concept of populism, and how it can be used in a good way-and a despicable and dangerous way as well. Anyway, here is an excerpt. I’d greatly appreciate it if you click the link at the end and finish reading over at Medium. Thank you everybody!

Imagine a scenario where an ex-president broke away from his political party to form a new and exciting one based on reforming democracy as we know it. Things like standing up to corporations, providing health…

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Jeff & Jill Need Your Help!

As most of you know, Jeff and I began a project titled Discord & Dissension in January of this year.  We posted every Friday on a variety of topics concerning the upcoming November election, from the various congressional races, the candidates, climate change and other critical issues, the Courts, voter apathy, and more, until May when we found ourselves exhausted and decided that we needed a break, a hiatus, so that we could come back strong in the weeks leading up to the election.  Well, guess what, folks?  We are just 11 weeks from election day as of yesterday!

So, Jeff and I have begun collecting our thoughts (some had run away and we had to chase them down!), dusting off the cobwebs, and doing a bit of brainstorming about our direction in those all-important weeks before the election.  We plan to resume our posts on the afternoon of Friday, 11 September, barring anything unforeseen at this time.  We will have 8 weeks, 8 Friday posts, plus possibly an extra “Special Edition” on November 2nd or 3rd.  But we need your help!  The title for this second half of our project will be America’s Wakeup Call, for that is truly what we must all do … wake up and help others to do the same … before it is too late.

We have a few ideas, but we would really like to hear from you guys before we formulate a plan.  What is most important to you?  What would you like to know more about?  Issues?  If so, do you have specific issues you’d like to know more about?  Polls?  Polls can be confusing and misleading … is there anything you’ve always wanted to know but were afraid to ask?  Do you want to know more about Joe Biden and/or Kamala Harris … the person?  Would you like to know more about the best, safest way to vote in your state in this year’s election?  What interests you most – environmental issues, law & justice, our relations with other nations, immigration, or something else?  Do you understand your constitutional rights, or would you like some additional information?

Our goal with this project is to provide the information you need to make informed choices, to help you to better understand what is at stake, so in order to meet that goal, we really want to hear from you about what matters most, what you’d like us to cover.  Feel free to leave a comment here on this post, or if you’d prefer anonymity, email me at using “The Project” in the subject line, and either Jeff or I will get back to you as quickly as possible.

Thanks to you all for your input and your support of our project.  The stakes are higher this election day than any other has been in our lifetimes, and we need to make sure we help people in whatever way we possibly can!

Below is a link to the full Table of Contents for the project to date:

Discord & Dissension — Table of Contents