Beyond the Bluster, GOP Sacks America

February 24th, 2017

By Bob Gaydos
If you watch the movie, ‘’You’ve Been Trumped,’’ you’ll realize this is all just the same plot over and over again. In place of the Scottish government that rolled over to the narcissist and let him build an ostentatious golf course, we have congressional Republicans, smiling and nodding and saying in private to other nations, ‘’Don’t pay attention to what he says.’’

Tom Wolfe, LSD, Orange Hair and Me

December 25th, 2016

By Bob Gaydos
What do great shooters do when they are in a shooting funk, when everything seems to clang off the back rim? They keep shooting. They don’t pass the ball to someone else. They shoot themselves out of the funk. Also, I think Putin is playing his puppet for the fool he knows him to be.

Some Thoughts on an Election

November 10th, 2016

By Bob Gaydos
I wish I could say I’m sorry to see Hillary go, but I’m not. Worst campaigner ever. She should’ve gone to Standing Rock. She should have fired Debbie Wasserman. If I were a millennial, my intent and awareness would be totally focused on Elizabeth Warren in 2020.

Who Stands with Standing Rock?

November 6th, 2016

By Bob Gaydos
In one day, a million Americans stood in virtual solidarity with the Sioux. Is it too much to ask their president and would-be presidents to demonstrate the real thing?

GOP Has a Day of Reckoning Coming

October 27th, 2016

By Bob Gaydos
A lot of people — a lot of white, Republican people — have a date with a mirror. It’s far too late to undo the damage Trump has done or to deny any part in it, but it’s not too late to admit the mistake of supporting him in spite of all the hateful, false things he said.

The Kremlin and the Death of the GOP

October 20th, 2016

By Bob Gaydos
I do not blame Trump for being who he is. I simply detest him. I do, however, blame the Republican Party for infecting American society with this utterly degrading election campaign. I mean every elected Republican official who has stood silently by and let Trump make a mockery of our democratic system and lay waste to any sense of decency or decorum in selection of the most powerful political leader on the planet.

This Clown is Armed and Dangerous

October 9th, 2016

By Bob Gaydos
The eruption of scary clowns across America this fall is the inevitable culmination of a horrifying presidential campaign that began with the Republican Party’s infamous clown car of candidates and has devolved into a daily episode of a self-aggrandizing TV showman with bright, orange hair saying scary stuff about what he will do if he is elected president of the United States.

Donald and the Boys Plot to Beat Hillary

October 2nd, 2016

By Bob Gaydos
‘‘The time for being nice is over, Donald,” said Roger. “We’ve got to give your core supporters — the ones who don’t read — more red meat to consume. Bill’s affairs. That’s the ticket. Make them forget about your tax-dodging — and your draft-dodging, too, for that matter.”

In America, the Rich are Never Wrong

September 28th, 2016

By Bob Gaydos
Bankers don’t go to jail in this country. Drug company executives don’t go to jail in this country. Insurance executives don’t go to jail in this country. Wall Street brokers don’t go to jail in this country. In this country, a billionaire who doesn’t pay his employees, stiffs his creditors, brags about not paying taxes gets to run for president. The rich are never wrong.

A False Argument on ‘False Balance’

September 18th, 2016

By Bob Gaydos
In the opinion of The New York Times’ public editor, Times reporters must resist the arguments about false balance — giving political candidates’ statements, opinions and actions equal treatment even though the truth argues otherwise — because, in their distaste for Trump the reporters might be tempted to go easy on Clinton. Go ahead, finish laughing.