Before You Vote Consider This

By Alberto Pupo

Scandals continue to grow for Hillary. Bernie is catching up waiting in the wings. What was to be a 2016 coronation party, may simply turn into 2008 redux. It is still early but it seems like people are beginning to see that Hillary may not be the right choice in 2016. One thing though that makes many develop a soft spot for Hillary is the quiet desperation among maxresdefaultwomen to finally have America breakthrough the glass ceiling at the highest political office. However while this is what many females want is voting based on gender or platform a smart thing? The following new blog post below (courtesy of new blog Mom No Filter) shows a female perspective on a Hillary candidacy and quite frankly the way a true progressive woman should approach voting. Continue reading

Bernie Sanders is The Real Deal!

By Alberto Pupo

Bernie Sanders is the real deal in 2016. Unlike every other candidate who is running in 2016 Bernie is not merely offering empty rhetoric only to sell out to billionaire donors, but instead Bernie Sanders has always been true to convictions and has been politically consistent as a public servant for 30 years Because Bernie Sanders is the real deal he is now drawing the attention of the others in the presidential race (and their supporters)m who are trying to desperately bring up several narratives as to why Bernie cannot legitimately win the White House in 2016. Let us now explore the false narratives that bernieBernie is facing.

 

Nobody knows who Bernie Sanders is – This preposterous charge is laughable at best. Bernie Sander has been a mayor, House Representative, and Senator. The man has over 30 years of political experience in fact more political experience than all of his challengers. Bernie while campaigning around the Continue reading

GOP Debate or Funeral?

By Alberto Pupo

The show is officially underway. The GOP debate kicked with a bang. In a stage with 10 men there was not a single valid idea. As each man involved tried to pander to a different segment of the base. This debate however did prove that the Republican party is not a rising force, but it is a party that is clearly going the way of the Whigs right into extinction.

 

The debate was full of bluster and Hilary bashing. Among the verbal fireworks the substance of any sort of coherent governing policy was lost amidst the sea of bragging and vague promises. Conservatism as a philosophy inherently demands that nothing changes therefore we continue to get a retread of tired ideas sometimes interrupted by the dead_gopnaive and contradictory talk of the non-politicos in this case Ben Carson and Donald Trump. The average American however was hard pressed to find any new ideas or policies that may actually prove to be helpful. As a party though it is clear that the unity which is a Republican characteristic was not evident in any sort of coherent party plank and this can prove to be fatal in a general election.

 

Pundits will try to declare winners, but on this evening there were no winners but instead degrees of losers. Which individual managed to have the most credible responses to Continue reading

What is behind the “Trump Surge”?

By Alberto Pupo

Trump leads the polls! Trump continues to gain a following! The Donald Trump lead and surge is indicative of a couple of realities when it comes to the current state of the GOP. The first reality is that it shows that Americans will do whatever it takes to move away from a politician. The second reality is that the GOP is a party that is truly on its deathbed as it cannot unite under any sort of leadership. These two realities are part of the New America where being a politician is a liability and where it might be necessary to establish I-Hate-Politicsanother major party.

 

Politics, the word itself creates instant nausea among the average America. It conjures images of wealthy, well groomed liars making elaborate promises that they never keep. Our Nation has had a long falling out with politics and every new generation politicians become more reviled. Instead heroes and idols are sought in different industries and fields, Movies, sports, music, business, science our society looks to certain individuals from each of these fields in hopes of some sot of guidance in hope of “straight talk”. Trump is a man whose political ideology is ever changing with the wind. A narcissistic individual whose basis for policy ideas is to rely on his “gut” rather than any coherent sort of philosophy. This speaks to the average American who lacks any Continue reading

A Win for Democracy!

By Alberto Pupo

Activism may actually work. The anger and will of the people after a two year battle has finally yielding a surprising change in policy. It has been recently announce that in New York the minimum wage will officially be raised to 15 dollars an hour by 2019. after a two year struggle of visible , protests, walkouts and simply asserting their voice the people gettyimages-481598326_wide-9eab7ed97adf14ee901e43fba331961ae4aa86c8-s900-c85have New York have one this is especially a victory for fast food workers who have been living with a subpar minimum wage in one of the most expensive states in the Union. Is this the beginning of a national movement perhaps?

 The people often have a very pessimistic outlook on the political world. More often than not the mentality is an “it is what it is” mentality in which the people continue to live ther lives under the whims and fancy of the 1% and their Continue reading

Gone With the Wind?

By Alberto Pupo

Sad news from the South today. After a gut wrenching debate full of laments, and fond memories of southern pride the final vote is in and the flag will need to be taken down. There were somber moments, reflections of the good ole days when a very basic, salt of the earth types owned human beings who would diligently work the fields. Images are evoked of a proud , rebellious people wh fought for their rights to assert ownership over US-CRIME-SHOOTING-FLAGother men and women. Because the truth is the war was and will always be a war about slavery (despite what revisionist historians may say). On Friday July 10th, 2015 the flag will be brought down once and for all.

 

t took a tragedy to make us human. Once again the blood of the innocent that was sacrificed to the maniacal beliefs of a young man sorely misguided and misinformed believing that his acts were ones of valor. This crime of hate proved to be the straw that broke the camel once and for all, as Nikki Haley, the conservative governor of South Carolina spoke it Continue reading

SCOTUS Embraces Progress?

Alberto Pupo

For he first time in its recent history the ultra conservative Supreme Court has made two very progressive decisions akin to the”activist” Warren Court. Conservatives who can typically rely on this institution to continue regression in the United states have been shocked by what has been seen as back to back betrayal. Thursday’s decision to support health subsidies and reaffirm the “Obamacare” legislation came to a shock too many Conservatives who have been trying to crush the law since it was passed in 2010. Then came yesterday’s momentous decision, in one of the most important Civil Rights decisions in recent history the United States of America has legalized Gay Marriage many Conservatives watched in dismay as a cornerstone of prejudice was instantly US Supreme Courtwiped away in an afternoon by a Supreme Court which has proven to be the bastion of Corporate Power for the last 5 years,. Has the Supreme Court finally found its way? Or wee the two decisions simply a happy accident?

 

Obamacare the legislation that since 2010 has brought healthcare to millions previously uninsured. While the law is imperfect and still too reliant on the private insurance market, it has been one of the largest improvements ever made to the American healthcare system. In a last ditch Hail-Mary pass Continue reading

We Are All Trumped!

By Alberto Pupo

For decades h has cried wolf, teasing and prodding a media hungry for his arrival. As of 6/16/2015 Donald Trump the man, the myth, the legend himself has decided to step into the circus that will be the Republican primary. His announcement designed to steal the “Bush thunder” was chockful of Reaganisms all the way down to his campaign slogan. Trump was meandering and controversial and naturally banking on something very important the stupidity and lack of political knowledge particularly found among those who donaldchumpwill be voting in the Republican primary? Can the “Donald” win this primary? Many scoff at the idea, but then again an actor can’t be elected President twice right? What about a semi illiterate cowboy? This can’t happen this is America right? Uh oh…..

Trump’s announcement is shocking, mainly because for once he is not just Continue reading

What do I stand for?

By Alberto Pupo

“ What do I stand for?” most Nights I don’t know anymore?” A lyric from popular song but aptly describes Conservative ideology and outlook. What exactly does it mean to be a Conservative? What exactly is one trying to conserve? They claim to be holding to “tradition”, “family values”,”God” etc. they are inspired by a mix of faith and patriotism that gopbeliefsyields an ugly sound and fury. But when they look in a mirror what exactly do Conservatives stand for?

 

Tradition, what tradition does a conservative embrace. A tradition of White Protestant Males wielding power? A tradition were the black man is in chains, women are subjugated, and the Natives of the land are being herded into reservations? Do we strive to uphold special traditions like hate speech and having the ability to speak whatever comes to mind about any race, gender, sex, etc. Because of course the truth of the matter is that it would not be free speech if it is not demeaning or hateful. To a conservative right to openly hate anyone that is slightly different is part of the overall Continue reading

From Indicted to President?

By Alberto Pupo

Should the indicted run for office? Rick Perry has entered the fray. The man famously known for not knowing which government agency he would abolish, and who has been going through a bit of “legal trouble” has officially entered the presidential race. While this entry into the race does not come to a surprise to many the fact that he is currently still trying to fight an indictment is a bit shocking. How can a Nation that is supposed to be a8-19-2014-james-richard-perry-booking-photo model for the world allow an candidate not just run for political office but to run for the Presidency of the United States? What happened to morality and the rule of law? Does this not apply evenly?

 

Rick Perry is still under indictment and this is a fact. However despite this he is still running for office. The incredible thing is that most of the corporate media seems to be mum on this inconvenient truth. Yet this is something that the people of this Nation should be hammering on him a lot harder. If any minority in this nation would even consider running for dog catcher they would be immediately disqualified from pursuing any form of elected office. Yet how is rick Perry justified in even making this attempt? The savvy Conservative will off course scream Continue reading