Clete Wetli, Author at Bama Politics

It’s Not A Monumental Decision

By Clete Wetli on June 9, 2020 | Opinion

The only thing monumental in the discussion about monuments is the monumental lengths that Republicans and conservatives will go in making absurd justifications for their continued existence.

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The Mutating Virus Worse Than COVID-19

By Clete Wetli on June 1, 2020 | Opinion

Yes, racism has mutated as a virus, but it’s flaring and spiking again. Just like COVID-19, there’s no vaccine or effective treatment yet. However, we can contain it and work towards its eradication.

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Alabama’s Going to Learn the Hard Way

By Clete Wetli on May 24, 2020 | Opinion

Premature reopening is nothing more than an unnecessary gamble with precious, irreplaceable human lives.

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The Emperor’s New Mask

By Clete Wetli on May 14, 2020 | Opinion

Not too long ago, I wrote a piece about how whether we like it or not, the COVID-19 pandemic is political. I didn’t realize how deeply true and prophetic that statement was at the…

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Republicans Becoming A Danger To Themselves And Others

By Clete Wetli on May 7, 2020 | Opinion

Perhaps, the most disturbing thing is how they’ve collectively turned sensible things like social distancing and mask-wearing into a political frenzy for their base.

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COVID-19 Is Exposing Ugly Truths

By Clete Wetli on April 30, 2020 | Opinion

The sheer volume of infections, deaths, and related statistics associated with this crisis are nightmarish and unfathomable. What’s worse is that it’s highly likely that much has gone unreported and uncounted.

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Like It Or Not, This Crisis is Political

By Clete Wetli on April 22, 2020 | Opinion

The fact, like it or not, is that this crisis has been political from the start. Politics has played a defining role in all of this well before the term “Coronavirus” became part of our daily vocabulary.

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Alabama Republicans Pretend To Be ‘Shocked’

By Clete Wetli on April 10, 2020 | Opinion

Although much more needs to be said about the absence of leadership and the gross incompetence that many Republicans have demonstrated throughout this crisis, so many of the real problems facing us were already created by them years ago and they’ve been festering ever since.

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AL Gov. Kay Ivey’s Terrible Decision Will Cost Lives

By Clete Wetli on April 2, 2020 | Opinion

Gov. Ivey seems to think that her Marie Antoinette response of “let them eat cake” will suffice until the virus magically subsides on its own.

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Trump’s Manifest Incompetence

By Clete Wetli on March 24, 2020 | Opinion

Trump’s abysmal failure as a leader is shockingly more evident by the hour as the pandemic begins to accelerate in America.

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