The 2 Types of Independents

This is Part 4 of my Political Typology series. Part 1 is The 4 Types of Democrats. Part 2 is The 4 Types of Republicans. Part 3 is The 8 Lanes in US Politics. Moderate Independent: Unify the two moderate Democratic + two moderate Republican lanes. Populist Independent: Unify the two populist Democratic + two populist Republican lanes. (ThereContinue reading “The 2 Types of Independents”

Power vs. Counter

They’re the two most basic plays in football. They’re also the two most basic plays in politics. Let me explain: Power vs. Counter is a simpler version of rock-paper-scissors. Power = Rock When the offense runs the ball up the middle, that’s Power. When the offense runs away from the line, that’s Counter. The defenseContinue reading “Power vs. Counter”

The Best Quotes From The “Knock Down The House” Documentary (AOC)

Notes: Neil: This documentary largely focuses on the rise of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC), who won her 2018 NY-14 Democratic primary challenge vs. Rep. Joe Crowley. AOC’s message and movement are so powerful because she embodies and articulates the Progressive message better than anyone in America including Bernie Sanders. Bernie blazed the trail that AOC isContinue reading “The Best Quotes From The “Knock Down The House” Documentary (AOC)”

The Best Quotes From Theodore Roosevelt’s 1910 Speech “Citizenship in a Republic” (AKA “The Man in the Arena”)

Notes: Neil: This speech features the famous “The Man in the Arena” quote loved by startup founders and political campaigns who face criticism while they are struggling. Politicians and their teams especially love to recite this quote to reporters and themselves when they’re losing an election. But “The Man in the Arena” is just oneContinue reading “The Best Quotes From Theodore Roosevelt’s 1910 Speech “Citizenship in a Republic” (AKA “The Man in the Arena”)”

The Best Quotes From Theodore Roosevelt’s 1883 Speech “Duties of American Citizenship”

Notes: Neil: This speech is President Theodore Roosevelt rallying every American to get in the Arena of politics. Just as we have a duty to serve and protect our family, we have the same responsibilities to our country and our community. He especially calls out “men in business” who make excuses not to serve in politics andContinue reading “The Best Quotes From Theodore Roosevelt’s 1883 Speech “Duties of American Citizenship””

The Best Quotes From Shirley Chisholm’s 1972 Presidential Announcement Speech

Notes: Neil: Shirley Chisholm is one of the most underrated politicians in American history. She’s mostly known as the first black candidate for President in 1972, which is the source of this speech. I most remember her campaign slogan “Unbought and unbossed“, which promised an independent leader who wasn’t afraid to stand up to theContinue reading “The Best Quotes From Shirley Chisholm’s 1972 Presidential Announcement Speech”

The Best Quotes From The “Hillary” Documentary

Notes: Neil: If you aren’t already a fan of Hillary Clinton, you still may not want to vote for her after watching this documentary, but you will respect her elite drive and intelligence and may examine what it means for current and future generations of American politicians that it’s still such an uphill battle forContinue reading “The Best Quotes From The “Hillary” Documentary”