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.

Trump’s Biggest ‘Accomplishment’ is Taking Credit for Obama’s Economy

Despite what Donald Trump, Fox News, and the rest of the conservative media say — or what their supporters want to believe — the economy was doing well long before this “president” was sworn into office. In fact, the economy was strong during the vast majority of Barack Obama’s presidency. Unemployment fell below 5 percent, […]

A Message to Any Fool Trying to Blame Democrats for a Possible Government Shutdown

At this point, whether or not the government shuts down is anybody’s guess. I’d say it’s unlikely because Donald Trump’s just trying to set the stage for some sort of dramatic moment where he can act like he’s “swooping in” to save the day, try to make himself look good, and prevent our government from […]

Donald Trump Should Be Embarrassed After Farcical ‘Fake News Awards’ Spectacularly Backfire

Ultimately, eleven “fake news awards” were handed out by our ridiculous so-called “president” this week. Of course, the majority of these “awards” had little to do with inaccurate reporting, let alone “fake news.” If anything, these “awards” highlighted how ethical most of these networks and news organizations are when it comes to correcting mistakes and […]

The Debate Over Whether Trump Is a Racist is Over (Video)

At some point, the media has to start being brutally honest even when doing so might upset millions of people. That’s why I’m begging some members of the mainstream media to stop asking, “Is Donald Trump a racist?” He is — end of story. Someone saying or doing something that some might feel is racist […]

The Simple Truth: Republicans Are Upset Trump’s Exposing Them for How Truly Awful They Are

While I’ve been disgusted by many of the things Donald Trump has said or done, even left momentarily speechless at times, I’ve never really been shocked by anything I’ve seen or heard. Initially I underestimated how awful many conservative voters were when, early on into his campaign, I told people there was no way Republicans […]

GOP Strategist Spells Out Why Robert Mueller Subpoenaing Bannon Should Terrify Trump

In the brewing “war of racist scumbags” between Donald Trump and Steve Bannon, while this “president” might be the most powerful of the two, I’d caution anyone from dismissing Bannon — even after losing his radio show and position at Breitbart. While I’m not willing to go as far as to call him an intelligent […]

I’d Like to Address Rand Paul’s Absurd Comment on Donald Trump’s Racism (Video)

While I haven’t written much about him lately, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) remains one of the Republicans who I loathe the most. He’s just become mostly irrelevant outside of continuing to try to latch on to the remnants of his father’s remaining “Paul bot” fan club. That said, being the spineless coward that he is, […]

Here’s Why I Couldn’t Care Less About Trump’s ‘Adult Film Star Scandal’

When I first saw someone on Twitter post about another scandal involving Donald Trump, this time allegedly paying an adult film actress to not speak out about an affair they had back in 2006, I’ll admit I did a quick Google search to find out what was going on. Not because I particularly cared, but […]

There is One Thing Trump’s Done For the Nation Which Progressives Should Thank Him For

To listen to Donald Trump, the GOP, his supporters and Fox News, the media is obsessed with bashing anything and everything about this “president.” To be fair, yes, it can seem that way sometimes. Nearly every day the media is forced (keyword) to discuss something dishonest, disgusting, incompetent or awful he’s said or done because […]

Fun Fact: Much of Trump’s Strongest Support Comes From This Country’s ‘Sh*thole’ States

Since Donald Trump apparently feels immigrants coming from “sh*thole countries” shouldn’t be allowed to come here, and most of his supporters seem to be in agreement with him, I thought I’d point out an indisputable fact: Most of his strongest support comes from this country’s “sh*thole states.” Let me make it clear that I’m in […]