We've all got them, no matter how left or right you lean. They're the Facebook friends who can't post a single status update without making it political, or who seem to share every last bit of oversimplified propaganda they come across.
I must sound like a grouchy old man. Well, sometimes I am a grouchy old man. But if I am grouchy, it's because it seems so obvious to me that a functional democracy needs involved citizens and that these citizens need to care about each other rather than tear each other down.
Occupy protesters have held Obama blameless. That's not the case for Occupy's distant cousin, the Tea Party movement. They actively opposed Republican candidates across the nation -- which gave way to campaign politics. They found an end game.
If the glut of corporate money continues to poison our political system, it is possible that we could elect Newt "Mr. Potter" Gingrich to the presidency. How would someone who seems to know and care so little about poor people govern our country?
Esther Tuttle has seen a lot of history. After all, she turned 100 years old on July 1st of this year. The Presidents Mrs. Tuttle "loved" were: FDR. Truman, Eisenhower, JFK, Carter and Reagan. An eclectic bunch if ever there was one.
The Donald and Palin occupy a unique space in today's media and political culture -- a fact-free zone where they earn millions shamelessly reflecting the world as they and their fans choose to see it, regardless of actual fact.
Whitman is a candidate who, let's be frank, can't get her story straight. Worse than that, she insists that her story is straight, against all evidence, clearly believing that she can buy her way through paid advertising.
This document tells me is that the administration's efforts to positively shape the president's legacy will continue to be marred by the same degree of incompetence that it has exhibited these past eight years.