Clete Wetli, Author at Bama Politics

Joe Biden Correct: “Hate is on the rise again.”

By Clete Wetli on September 16, 2019 | Opinion

Biden is absolutely correct in his observation. Although he didn’t mention Trump or other prominent Republicans by name, they’ve been guilty of giving the hate a whole lot of oxygen and done their best to coax it out from under the rocks.

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The Sharpie Effect in Alabama Politics

By Clete Wetli on September 9, 2019 | Opinion

An integral part of effective leadership and sound statesmanship is accepting responsibility for mistakes and errors. It should also go without saying that making things up is unquestionably wrong on every level.

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Stop Scapegoating Mental Illness for Mass Shootings

By Clete Wetli on September 2, 2019 | Opinion

Indeed, if mental illness was to blame for mass shootings, then other countries would have the same issues we face in the Unites States.

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DNC Gives Alabama Democrats a Scintilla of Hope

By Clete Wetli on August 26, 2019 | Opinion

In an unprecedented rebuke of the current leadership of the Alabama Democratic Party, the DNC voted unanimously last week to strip ADP Chair Nancy Worley and ADP Vice-Chair Randy Kelley of their DNC credentials.

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Tuberville Fails with Education Comments

By Clete Wetli on August 19, 2019 | Opinion

It’s worth noting that Tuberville has zero experience in politics and he somehow thinks that it makes him even more qualified for the position. Well, that might be how they pick head coaches in college football- oh, wait- they would never dream of that- oops, scratch that.

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AL Rep. Mo Brooks and the Straw Man of Socialism

By Clete Wetli on August 12, 2019 | Opinion

Brooks has built his whole career on creating straw men that he haphazardly associates with his opposition in defiance of facts and logic.

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Alabama Gun Worship Must End

By Clete Wetli on August 5, 2019 | Opinion

So, instead of recognizing the obvious epidemic and widespread carnage of growing gun violence, Alabama politicians keep pushing bills to make gun ownership easier and less accountable. In fact, the cliché of all clichés in Alabama is to watch a conservative campaign ad with the candidate firing a gun.

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What Channel Is AL Sen. Candidate John Merrill Watching?

By Clete Wetli on July 29, 2019 | Opinion

So, that’s why Merrill wants voters to blame cable television, because he thinks the world would be so much better if it just looked more like Mayberry, right?

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An Open Letter To AL Dem Chair Nancy Worley

By Clete Wetli on July 22, 2019 | Opinion

It’s time for you to step down. It’s time for you to let someone else lead the party. Under your tenure, no one knows the party message, candidates aren’t supported or recruited, and you’ve left nothing but a trail of embarrassing media gaffes.

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AL House Minority Leader Daniels Right To Call For Comprehensive Prison Reform

By Clete Wetli on July 15, 2019 | Opinion

The state has known for many years that its prisons were overcrowded and understaffed. Further, it has perennially ignored the widespread abuse and neglect of prisoners in its care.

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