Louisiana Republican Candidate Elbert Guillory Will Run Campaign Ad With Racial Slur

Elbert Guillory is my state senator and he has announced that he is running for lieutenant governor here in Louisiana. Representing a couple of parishes and the desperately poor and violent city of Opelousas, Elbert Guillory has switched political parties a number of times in order to align his sails with the political winds of the […]

Wouldn’t Life Be a Lot Simpler if You Were a Conservative?

Some days as a liberal I sit back and wonder to myself, “Wouldn’t life be a lot simpler if I were a conservative?”  Now I know the response from many who read that will be along the lines of, “Hell no!”  And I don’t really mean that I wish I were a conservative.  But, jeez, […]

Dear Conservatives: Thanks for Being Horrible

Plato said, “One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.” And so, conservatives, you deserve the nation’s gratitude for being so horrible. There is no possible way people of reason can sit by and let you continue to gain power. Thank you for shaking […]

5 Things Liberals Often Don’t Understand About Politics

I fully realize that many people will say, “I already knew these things, you’re preaching to the choir.” Well, oh enlightened ones, this one isn’t for you – but since the midterm elections are less than 7 months away, I’d still go ahead and take this time to remember the following points. 5. All politics […]

Empathy vs. Sympathy: The Difference Between Liberals And Conservatives

Merriam-Webster’s dictionary defines empathy as “the experiencing as one’s own of the feelings of another; also: the capacity for this.” Merriam-Webster defines sympathy as “an expression of sorrow for another’s loss, grief or misfortune.” There is a difference between empathy and sympathy, and that difference may help us understand the difference between liberals and conservatives. […]

“Coming Out Liberal”: Why Some Conservatives Fear Renouncing Their Republicanism

I’ve stated numerous times before that I don’t really view most Republicans as members of a political party.  I view most conservatives more as members of a faith-based political cult.  I call it “Republicanity.”  It’s a mixture of some form of political ideology blended with a handful of excerpts from the Bible.  Facts, science, math, […]

Voting Against Their Own Interests: The Common Story of the Republican Voter

I want to tell you the story of Susie Q. Conservative. Susie’s parents were from the rural South.  They were raised in households that had strong religious beliefs, opposed sex education and preached waiting till marriage before having sex. Of course, as it is with many young people, Susie’s parents didn’t wait till marriage.  They […]