There’s a Better Way:  Remarks to the 2016 South Carolina Democratic Party Convention

This is an expanded version of Arik Bjorn’s remarks delivered at the podium to the South Carolina Democratic Party. Good afternoon.  My name is Arik Bjorn. When you find yourself preaching to the choir, sometimes you just have to sing your heart out.  Let’s belt a bit, shall we? When the dust of Campaign 2016 […]

No Longer the Party of Lincoln: Here’s Proof That the Modern Day GOP Built Itself on Racism

The usual “go-to” rhetoric from many conservatives and Republicans regarding racism harkens back to the fact that during the days of the Civil War, the creation and rise of the Ku Klux Klan and the decades of segregation, the Democratic party was mostly behind all of that. Well, that much is true; there’s no denying […]

Republican Governor Busted Trying to Use Fake Abraham Lincoln Quote to Defend the Rich

The Internet is sometimes a double-edged sword. It’s undoubtedly been one of the biggest inventions in all of human history. Right now I can send a message all the way to China instantly with just a simple click of a button, or look at my friend living in Germany eye to eye via Apple’s FaceTime video […]

As Long as Conservatives Have Any Kind of Power, This Country Will Always Struggle

As humans we naturally resist change.  Now that’s not true for everyone, but in general we’re creatures of habit and we often fear the unknown. But when it comes to conservatives, they take this to a whole other level.  Conservatives cling to “the good ol’ days” like nothing I’ve ever seen before.  They fear change […]

Abraham Lincoln Might Have Been a Republican, But He Damn Sure Wasn’t a Conservative

Anytime racism is brought up in the realm of political debate, it’s inevitable that some conservative will use the worn out (and ignorant) line of, “Abraham Lincoln was a Republican!”  Which, of course, is true.  Lincoln was in fact a Republican. Lincoln also instituted the first “income tax,” and told the Southern states claiming “states’ […]

Please Shut It! You are NOT the Party of Abe Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, or Dwight D. Eisenhower Anymore!

Dear Modern Republicans and Tea Party Members: Please, do us all a favor and shut it! You are not the party of Lincoln, Roosevelt, or Eisenhower anymore! Lincoln, Roosevelt, and Eisenhower were great men who were members of a now defunct Republican Party. The GOP that exists today is no longer that party. By your […]

Strange But True: There Was a Time When Republicans Actually Made Sense

After the thrashing Mitt Romney took in November, and the repeated rejection of politicians like Todd “Legitimate Rape” Akin, you’d think the GOP would get the message — running candidates who espouse beliefs that the majority of Americans outside the backwoods and hollers of the Bible Belt find repulsive is a losing strategy. What’s so […]

The Truth About Republican Racism and the “Southern Strategy”

Whenever the topic of racism gets brought up between Democrats and Republicans, there are two facts you’ll almost always hear conservatives use to counter the belief that their party is full of racism: President Abraham Lincoln was a Republican The KKK was largely organized, and populated by, Democrats And both are facts. But when someone […]