Clete Wetli, Author at Bama Politics

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The Curse of The Gerrymander

By Clete Wetli on September 2, 2021 | Opinion

The truth is that our election process and our voting rights are currently under attack by those who believe that it’s acceptable to put their thumbs on the scale to win elections through gerrymandering and voter suppression.

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The Republican Suspension of Disbelief

By Clete Wetli on July 20, 2021 | Opinion

That’s why bipartisanship is almost impossible right now. Republicans are more interested in fueling imagined controversy than they are in addressing any of the critical issues facing our nation and our state.

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The Republicans’ Lying, Cheating Hearts

By Clete Wetli on June 24, 2021 | Opinion

In the chaotic aftermath of Trump’s failed insurrection and the Republican echo chamber mindlessly blasting out the Big Lie, it’s become evident that the GOP has no significant interest other than retaining power at all…

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Unfinished Business in the Alabama House

By Clete Wetli on June 3, 2021 | Opinion

Somehow, Republicans even managed to make a mockery of the old saying, “The House always wins”, by completely screwing up lottery and gaming legislation.

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Here We Go Again, Alabama: Bad Solutions for Imaginary Problems

By Clete Wetli on March 22, 2021 | Opinion

Vowing to repair that which is not broken has become the new tactic for conservatives to advance their agenda of voter suppression…

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Alabama, Where Good Bills Go to Get Lynched

By Clete Wetli on March 5, 2021 | Opinion

Let’s be perfectly crystal clear here: The only monuments in question are CONFEDERATE monuments.

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ALGOP Seems to have Misplaced Its Priorities

By Clete Wetli on March 2, 2021 | Opinion

No matter, it sure sounded good to his base and he was able to squeeze in a few references about how Trump magically made America great again.

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Alabama Political Winds Starting to Shift

By Clete Wetli on February 10, 2021 | Opinion

What began as a breeze is starting to shape up as a strong political wind. If Alabama Democrats continue along their new path, the state may be in for some big and positive changes soon.

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Ending the “Uncivil War”

By Clete Wetli on January 21, 2021 | Opinion

Ending the “Uncivil War” means defending the truth and remembering that, as Americans, we’re all on the same side. It also means holding people accountable in a fair and dignified manner in the public square.

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Mo Brooks’ Funhouse

By Clete Wetli on January 5, 2021 | Opinion

Brooks delusions are now dangerous as he desperately seeks to overturn an election that has been legally certified and finalized.

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