• Book Reviews,  Essay,  Politics

    Democrat to Deplorable by Jack Murphy (Book Review)

    Jack Murphy’s book Democrat to Deplorable: Why Nine Million Obama Voters Ditched the Democrats and Embraced Donald Trump has done what media pundits, pollsters, psychologists, political experts and fortune tellers failed to do over the past 18 months—it has put into words a coherent, persuasive and compelling explanation of what so many voters saw in Trump, and not just any Trump voter, but the 9 million voters who crossed party lines, leaving their Democrat label behind even when that meant being labeled “Deplorable.” Using his own personal experience, extensive interviews and a detailed survey, Murphy shows how broken campaign promises, backfiring policy decisions, a complex global economy and a changing culture created…

  • Essay,  Pop Culture

    Outrage Addicts Smoking the Media Pipe

    Whenever anyone finds out I support Trump the first thing they do is start lobbing attacks at me. From “How can you support someone who mocks the disabled” to “He wants to have sex with his daughter!” First of all, It’s completely unacceptable and uncivil to approach people you respect and ask them to “DEFEND” completely indefensible actions. I can’t. And I wouldn’t. I shouldn’t be asked to, because I shouldn’t be asked to defend things that are inventions of the imagination, twists of the narrative meant to feed mass addiction to outrage. To approach me with this question is manipulative. FACT: If you do this, you are being manipulative…