About Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is from the Dallas-Fort Worth area and has a degree in Political Science. He is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on both Twitter and Facebook. Have feedback, compliments, criticism or hate mail? You can email him as well.

5 Reasons Why Paul Ryan is One of the Most Despicable and Cowardly Members of Congress


While he’s denied having any interest, I still can’t shake this feeling that eventually Paul Ryan is going to cave due to massive pressure from the GOP and agree to replace John Boehner as Speaker of the House. The only thing stopping him from having already announced his intention to do so is the fact that [...]

Paul Ryan is No Savior, He’s a Hypocrite and a Scumbag


Many politicians disgust me, but Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) takes things to another level as one of the biggest scumbags in Congress. That may seem harsh to some, especially considering we haven’t heard much about him since 2012, but allow me to explain. This is a man who’s built a career speaking out against big government [...]

It’s Time Sane Republicans Realize That They No Longer Have a Political Party


I’m not a fan of Republicans like John Boehner, Mitch McConnell, Peter King or Lindsey Graham, but I’ll at least give them credit for being sane. Sure, I disagree with them on practically every major political issue we face in this country, but at least when it’s all said and done, when I hear those four [...]

Ben Carson Shockingly Unable to Answer a Simple Question About Our Debt


Out of all the political debates I’ve had over the last few years, perhaps none infuriated me more than the “controversy” over whether or not to raise the debt ceiling. I’ve experienced plenty of mind-numbing back and forth discussions with Republicans, but the debt ceiling easily ranks atop my list as one of the subjects [...]

The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah Verbally Annihilates ‘Batsh*t’ Crazy Ben Carson (Video)


While Donald Trump gets most of the attention, I’ll be honest – I fear Ben Carson becoming president more than I do Trump. Both would undoubtedly be an absolute disaster if elected, but Carson is just flat-out not qualified to be president. While most people hesitate to call him “stupid” because he is a neurosurgeon, I [...]

BREAKING: Kevin McCarthy Abruptly Withdraws From House Speaker Race, GOP in Shambles

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In a move that shocked pretty much everybody, Rep. Kevin McCarthy, the person who the vast majority of people assumed was going to replace John Boehner as Speaker of the House, has abruptly withdrawn his name from consideration just hours after assuring people he was confident of victory as he headed into the GOP conference concerning the [...]

Ben Carson Disparages Single Parents & LGBT Families: ‘Traditional’ Families are ‘Better’ for Raising Kids (Audio)

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I consider myself a fairly knowledgable when it comes to politics. Not to say that I know everything (I clearly don’t), but I do feel that I have a decent grasp on many aspects of our political process. That being said, I have no shame in admitting that I just don’t get the whole Ben [...]

5 Ways Republicans are Destroying the United States of America


While Republicans like to champion themselves as a party filled with super-patriots and America-loving constitutionalists fighting to preserve this country’s greatness, that’s not really what they are. In fact, to listen to right-wing rhetoric, most of them can’t stand the majority of Americans or many of the rights that have been protected by our Constitution. [...]

Bill O’Reilly Calls Child Hunger a Myth, Goes On Disgusting Rant Against the Poor (Video)


Unless you’ve lived in poverty, you really have no idea what it’s like. As someone who was raised in absolute poverty, I’ve never been able to truly convey what it’s like to be poor. To live a life where you’re literally one bad thing happening (job loss, car breakdown, illness) away from potentially being homeless [...]

Florida Man Sacrifices Goat, Drinks Blood, is Now Running for Marco Rubio’s Senate Seat


People can make fun of Texas all they want (and rightfully so most times), but for my money Florida is the state that takes the cake for the most “what the hell” stories I find. Not to say that other states don’t generate their own fair share of jaw-dropping headlines, but it seems like the [...]