Nicholas L. Waddy

About Nicholas L. Waddy

Nicholas L. Waddy, an associate professor of history at SUNY Alfred, blogs at

The Stages of (Liberal) Grief: Depression

Having reviewed the unprecedented depths of denial and anger to which liberals might descend should their much-ballyhooed “blue wave” fail to materialize, we now proceed to the last stage of our analysis: how depression might impact Democrats and the Left after Tuesday. This will be the most important and enduring reaction they may

By | 2018-11-04T19:29:05-07:00 November 5th, 2018|

The Stages of (Liberal) Grief: Anger

Having explored the historical genesis of liberal derangement, especially in the wake of Donald Trump's election in 2016, and having disclosed the role to be played by Denial after the probable failure of Democrats' “blue wave” in 2018, we now proceed to the next stage of our analysis. We turn our attention to

By | 2019-04-20T11:54:26-07:00 November 4th, 2018|

The Stages of (Liberal) Grief: Denial

Having explored the sad history of the Left's descent into semi-madness following President Trump's election in 2016, we now proceed to a consideration of how liberals might react if their cherished “blue wave” doesn’t swell as planned. First, I must admit that the prognostications that follow are necessarily based on anecdotal and subjective

By | 2018-11-02T22:13:27-07:00 November 3rd, 2018|

The Stages of Liberal Grief: How Might the Left React to Midterm Failure?

While analysts and experts spill much ink trying to forecast the results of the November midterm elections, suffice to say that liberals have long since assured themselves of the inevitability of a coming “blue wave.” The left-leaning press has been only too happy to reassure them that America is indeed on their side.

By | 2018-11-01T19:56:02-07:00 November 2nd, 2018|

Consider the Source: Polls Predicting a ‘Blue Wave’ Are Unreliable

Understandably, Republicans are distraught when they hear the mainstream media endlessly repeat the mantra that the November midterms bode well for an historic “blue wave.” President Trump's alleged incompetence and borderline-tyrannical misrule of the rightfully indignant American people will produce a suitable backlash, we are told: Democrats will surely take the House of

By | 2018-10-14T20:14:06-07:00 October 15th, 2018|

In Judge’s Defense, Republicans Shouldn’t Descend to Dems’ Level

With some glee, Democrats are celebrating what they presume is the demise of President Trump's nominee to be the next associate justice of the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh. The allegations against Kavanaugh by Professor Christine Blasey Ford are indeed serious, but in the end they will fail to derail his confirmation. Kavanaugh will

By | 2018-09-21T09:28:41-07:00 September 21st, 2018|

Worried About ‘Foreign Meddling’? Look at China!

Every day for the past 18 months, we have had to endure legions of news reporters and liberal lawmakers appearing on our television screens, pretending to deplore “Russian meddling” in America's 2016 presidential election. Never far below the surface of this tedious moralizing is the implication that (evil) Trump wouldn't be president if

By | 2018-07-30T21:45:03-07:00 July 30th, 2018|

Brett Kavanaugh Isn’t Defined by the Swamp that Spawned Him

Americans are asking themselves: Who is Brett Kavanaugh, and what kind of Supreme Court justice will he make? The answers are myriad and mostly speculative. Judge Andrew Napolitano, a senior judicial analyst for Fox News, has written an article about why he is “deeply disappointed” in President Trump's decision to nominate Kavanaugh to

By | 2018-07-13T16:41:43-07:00 July 14th, 2018|

Crying Babies Used by Crybabies

With all rational and pseudo-rational arguments exhausted and Republican support for President Trump pegged around 90 percent in most polls, the Democrats are left to reduce their opposition to one simple (and simplistic) idea: Donald Trump is despicable because he makes babies cry. How did we reach this point in our national discourse? It

By | 2018-06-30T00:07:50-07:00 June 30th, 2018|