Clete Wetli, Author at Bama Politics

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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It’s Time To Stop Voting For “Outsiders”

By Clete Wetli on March 9, 2020 | Opinion

“Outsiders” aren’t going to save our democracy. Voters will when they begin to hold public officials accountable for incompetence and malfeasance.

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The Stupidity Behind Republican “Small Government”

By Clete Wetli on February 26, 2020 | Opinion

The stupidity of the “small government” talking point is that it improperly correlates size with effectiveness.

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AL Prisons Reform Should Be Top Priority

By Clete Wetli on February 12, 2020 | Opinion

Now, with the threat of a federal lawsuit and possible takeover of its prison system, Alabama is finally acknowledging that there’s a crisis.

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The Republicans’ Deplorable Cowardice

By Clete Wetli on February 3, 2020 | Opinion

Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and many of his GOP brethren made it clear from the beginning that they were committed to blindly following Trump, whatever the cost, and that they never had any intention of honoring their oaths to consider the matter impartially.

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AL Attorney General Steve Marshall Dead Wrong, Again

By Clete Wetli on January 24, 2020 | Opinion

Attorney General Steve Marshall continues to show that he is all about pandering to his base, rather than putting real effort into fixing the problems that face Alabama.

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Republicans Paint Themselves Into A Corner

By Clete Wetli on January 17, 2020 | Opinion

The point is that Republicans have decided to defend Trump at all costs, no matter what, truth be damned, and until the sad, inescapably bitter end.

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Trump Wags The Dog

By Clete Wetli on January 8, 2020 | Opinion

Soleimani was evil and deserved his fate, but the problem is the dubious timing, the profound lack of articulated Middle East policy by Trump, and the lack of indisputable evidence that he was, indeed, posing an imminent threat.

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Bradley Byrne Uses Religion to Pander for Votes, Defend Trump

By Clete Wetli on December 27, 2019 | Opinion

If Byrne is so concerned about the darkness of the world, he and the rest of the GOP need to spend a little more time figuring out why the wealthiest aren’t paying their share of the light bill.

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