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Tim Kaelin
Can Andrew Gillum Make a Comeback?

Can Andrew Gillum Make a Comeback?

In case you forgot the name, Andrew Gillum is the former Democrat mayor of Tallahassee, Florida.  In 2018, he ran for governor of Florida against Republican Ron DeSantis.  Gillum – the first Black American to secure the Democrat nomination -- lost that race. Gillum had been a bit of a political wunderkind, having been elected to the Tallahassee City Commission at the age of 23.  After his gubernatorial defeat, Gillum became a celebrity panelist and contributor for the more liberal news outlets – making frequent appearances on MSNBC and CNN.  Like Stacy Abrams – another Black American who narrowly lost...

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Tim Kaelin
The Bleeding Hearts are the Gullible Faction of the Authoritarian Left

The Bleeding Hearts are the Gullible Faction of the Authoritarian Left

There has always been two major factions on the left.  They are the power-mongers – who use government money in the form of welfare, entitlement programs, grants, subsidies and alleged free stuff to gain and maintain power – and those often referred to as “bleeding heart liberals.”  The latter  tend to believe that all problems can be solved by government intervention and unlimited spending for every cause they bleed over.  In their utopian fantasies, they seem to have no understanding of reality.  They do not focus on broad social issues but have a fairy tale mentality that each and every...

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Tim Kaelin
Ocasio-Cortez Dominates Biden

Ocasio-Cortez Dominates Biden

New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the personification of the radical left.  If there was a congressional assemblage of the radical left in Congress, it would be referred to as the Socialist Caucus – with Ocasio-Cortez as the chairperson. To put some perspective on the issue, you must understand that freshman members of Congress are rarely to be seen or heard.  They are what is known as “back benchers.”  They get the most dismal committee assignments, the smallest congressional offices and rarely are allowed to introduce legislation on their own. The fact that Ocasio-Cortez ran as a disrupter came as...

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Tim Kaelin
Will Obama vote for Biden?

Will Obama vote for Biden?

Yes, that is a silly question.  Of course, former President Barack Obama will vote for his former Vice President.  In addition, he and former First Lady Michelle Obama will be campaigning for the Biden/Harris team. So, why the question?  It is to open the issue of what Obama REALLY thinks of Biden – apart from the obligatory campaign talk.  While Biden paints a rosy picture of how he and Obama worked hand-in-hand in great harmony – sort of like Bob Hope and Bing Crosby in the old “road movies.”  (And yes, I am that old, but I could not think...

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