About Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.

5 Sad Reasons Why It’s Pointless to Try to Reason with Trump Supporters

Before getting started, let me begin by saying that while I know debating any supporter of Donald Trump is absolutely maddening, and usually completely pointless, I still think people should do it. Not because I believe many (if any) minds will be changed by presenting these folks with factual, rational arguments, but because I’ve found […]

Addressing Bernie Sanders’ Recent Comments About the State of the Democratic Party

During an interview on Meet the Press, host Chuck Todd and Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) discussed the current state of the Democratic Party, at which point Sanders said the following: The current model of the Democratic party obviously is not working. Republicans control the House, the Senate, they control the White House, they control two-thirds […]

CBO Report Confirms My Biggest Fear About Trump’s Sabotage of Obamacare

While some folks celebrated Donald Trump and the GOP’s failed attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare), my reaction was far more subdued. I was happy that, at least for that moment, Republicans had failed in their attempt to strip health care away from millions of people and gut Medicaid — but I […]

Donald Trump Retweets Violent Image of Him Assaulting Hillary Clinton

Nothing like the current “President” of the United States promoting violence against women to get the day started. This morning, Trump retweeted a video someone made depicting him hitting a golf ball off a tee, only to hit Hillary Clinton in the back: Donald Trump's amazing golf swing #CrookedHillary pic.twitter.com/vKhxxFCBV1 — Mike (@Fuctupmind) September 14, […]

To Conservatives Calling for Jemele Hill to be Fired: You Hypocrites are Out of Your Damn Minds

Over the last few days there’s been a lot made of ESPN journalist Jemele Hill’s comments on Twitter where she called Donald Trump a “white supremacist” who’s “surrounded himself with other white supremacists.” Naturally, the conservative media was quick to seize on her comments, many calling for her to be fired, while Trump, himself, demanded […]

On Friday, Trump Reminded Everyone What a Shameful Disgrace He is to This Country

I don’t feel like you need to be a doctor or any sort of medical professional to realize something isn’t right with Donald Trump. Whether you want to call him a psychopath, sociopath, narcissist, or all three — or possibly even worse — I don’t feel people are wrong when they say the current “president” […]

CNN Panel Left Speechless by Trump Supporter’s Hypocrisy on Racism (Video)

I’ve said it before, while there are many reasons why I wouldn’t want to be a supporter of Donald Trump, having to constantly defend the indefensible ranks right near the top of that list. It must be exhausting to believe the things Trump supporters have to believe in order to continue defending him. That’s why […]

Dear Media: Here’s the Question That Really Needs to be Asked When Covering Trump

Words cannot express how sick and tired I am of the mainstream media acting as if we should believe anything Donald Trump says. Not only is he possibly the most dishonest human being ever elected to public office, but he’s proven time and time again that he just says… stuff, which often doesn’t make any sense. He’ll […]

Here’s One of the Best Examples of Trump Supporter Ignorance You Might Ever See

Anyone who follows me on Twitter or Facebook is probably aware that every once in a while I’ll have a debate with a supporter of Donald Trump that stands out in such a way that I’m compelled to turn it into an article. I do this mainly for three reasons: Feeling that a tactic I’ve […]

GOP Senator Uses Hilarious Statement to Introduce Bill Making Medical Marijuana Research Easier

After a long day, this was definitely a story I needed to see. Not only because I think it’s ridiculous that there are still people out there who oppose even the idea of studying the potential benefits of medical marijuana, but because a Republican senator issuing a pun-filled statement about a bipartisan bill addressing medical […]