Hennessy's View

Domine, non sum dignus

Forbidden Truths of Republicans and Race

Republicans hate race. Race has been bad for the GOP ever since Republicans passed the Civil Rights Act of 1964. See, Lyndon Johnson was a Democrat, and he proposed the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Most Democrats violently opposed the bill. But most Republicans supported it. The bill passed, of course, and it survived many Supreme Court challenges. The Civil Rights Act’s aim was to wring racist behavior out of American life. Read more →

I’m trying to write the truth

I was a pretender. In 2012, I pretended I believed Mitt Romney would win. But I knew better. I just didn’t have the heart to tell the truth to the volunteers banging doors and working call lists from our election office in South County. But I knew Romney would lose. I suspected the GOP would not regain the Senate. When some of our hardest workers showed up to help break down the office and move our belongings, I couldn’t look at them. Read more →