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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.

Donald Trump, the Republican Party and Their Supporters: Where Hypocrisy Knows No Bounds

Some degree of hypocrisy is a part of politics on both the left and the right, but I’ve never seen anything like I have when it comes to Donald Trump, the GOP, and his supporters. The list of things Trump has said or done that Republicans and his supporters would be going ballistic over had […]

I’m a Pro-Life, Christian, Constitutional Patriot – Which is Exactly Why I’m a Progressive

Conservatives love to proclaim themselves “pro-life” because they oppose abortion, “Christians” because some of them go to church, or “Constitutional patriots” because of their fanatical view on the Second Amendment, but most of them aren’t actually any of those things. You see, I’m a proud pro-life, Constitutional patriot and Christian — which is exactly why I’m a […]

Of All the Asinine Things Trump Said During His Press Conference, One Line Stood Out the Most (Video)

If you haven’t had a chance to watch Donald Trump’s Thursday press conference, please try to find the time for it if you can. I know it’s difficult to stomach listening to him, but this was a dumpster fire worth watching. One quote in particular stood out to me: “The leaks are absolutely real; the news […]

6 Reasons Why Thursday Was One of the Most Embarrassing Days of Trump’s Career (Videos)

I’m a proud American, but I’m embarrassed for my country right now. People from all over the world are watching the news like it’s a reality TV show trying to keep up with the madness of Donald Trump. And, boy, did they ever get a show on Thursday. Here’s a quick rundown of what was, easily, […]

While Trump Distracts Everyone, Paul Ryan Might be the True ‘Evil Mastermind’ to Fear

In movies there are all types of villains. You have the cartoonish, over-the-type “Bond” type of villains, then you have the calculated, diabolical ones like Keyser Soze from The Usual Suspects. Obviously, someone like Donald Trump is the outrageous villain that’s so ridiculous it’s difficult to take him seriously (except he’s legitimately terrifying because this isn’t a […]

Trump’s Latest Twitter Meltdown Was One of the Most Ridiculous Things I’ve Ever Seen

We all know Donald Trump has thrown plenty of childish hissy fits on Twitter, but the one he went on early Wednesday morning was absurd. Between 6:40 am to 8:13 am EST — nearly two hours — Trump sent out six tweets that contained some of his “greatest hits.” What Twitter rant would be complete without Trump […]

Attention Media: Stop Playing Coy About Why it Took So Long for Trump to Get Rid of Flynn

For the last few days most of what we saw in the news centered around whether or not Donald Trump’s national security adviser, Michael Flynn, should be fired or even possibly face criminal charges. This became an even bigger issue on Monday when reports revealed that Flynn “apologized” to Mike Pence for lying to him. A clear […]

4 Recent Tweets That Prove Trump’s an Incompetent Blowhard Peddling Blatant Lies

I’ve never hid the fact that I think Donald Trump is a moron. He’s such a blatant imbecile that I still struggle coming to grips with the reality that tens of millions of people fail to see what an idiot and a con man he is. It really is an every day grind keeping up with […]

Republicans Don’t Care that Donald Trump is an Absolute Moron and Completely Incompetent

Has anyone ever heard Donald Trump say anything intelligent, insightful, or thought provoking? This is someone who has a degree from an Ivy League school, yet has the vocabulary and spelling abilities of a 3rd grader. This is someone who, when trying to defend his so-called “intelligence,” said he knows “the best words.” Meanwhile, his […]

You Can’t Call Yourself a Patriot, Proud American, or a Christian and Support Trump

When Hillary Clinton called “half” of Donald Trump supporters “deplorable,” she was actually being rather generous. While the comment didn’t play well politically, that didn’t make it any less true. Aside from the fact that he is supported by racists, bigots, homophobes, Islamophobes, sexists, and basically every bottom-feeder in this country, his behavior alone should […]