Allen Clifton

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 author of the popular Right Off A Cliff column. He is also the founder of the Right Off A Cliff facebook page, on which he routinely voices his opinions and stirs the pot for the Progressive movement. Follow Allen on Twitter as well, @Allen_Clifton.

Even the Tea Party is Abandoning Cliven Bundy as Facts Clearly Show He’s Guilty of Breaking the Law


Though Fox News seems highly invested in doing everything possible to turn Cliven Bundy into some kind of galvanizing conservative icon (and let’s be honest, this kind of anti-government kook plays right into the hands of their audience), mainstream Republican organizations and politicians have mostly avoided the issue. And it seems even some within the […]

Pope Francis Proves Once Again Why He’s Changing the Way Many People View the Papacy


While I know he still has a long way to go to “fix” the Catholic Church, Pope Francis has done extraordinary things during his brief time in his position to bring real change to how the church operates. His most recent gesture involves an Easter tradition. In the past, popes have washed the feet of […]

Stop Calling These Idiots in Nevada an “Armed Militia” – They’re Just Lunatics with Guns


I’ve absolutely had it.  I’m sick to death of people calling these fools in Nevada an “armed militia” who came to stand against the big bad federal government to “defend the rights” of Cliven Bundy. These people are not a militia.  They’re nothing more than a bunch of gun happy, right-wing radicals who hate the […]

Cliven Bundy Epitomizes Nearly Everything That’s Wrong with Conservatives


Cliven Bundy is nothing more than a mentally unstable individual who doesn’t want to pay the fees he’s accumulated for the laws he’s repeatedly violated.  He’s also becoming quite the conservative icon.  Why is he becoming an icon?  Because he’s an anti-government whack job who’s gathered other anti-government whack jobs on his land in the […]

This Voter Turnout Graph Shows Another Reason Why the Rich Continue to Control the Country


While both sides constantly complain about money in politics, how terrible our elected officials are and the inefficiencies of our government, the bottom line is we elect these people into office.  Without our votes, most of these politicians would have never been elected. Well, one of the biggest problems we have in this country is […]

Bonkers Texas Preacher Says Blood Moon is a Sign the World is Coming to an End, Another Blames it on Obama


If it were 1239, when we didn’t have the technology and science that we have now to properly (and indisputably) explain certain things that happen in our lives, I could excuse a level of religious radicalism about certain events.  History tells us that the sun was once worshiped, comets were omens of bad times and […]

It’s Time to be Honest: The Tea Party Has Become a Terrorist Group


While I’m sure many liberals who come across this headline will have some response like “Duh” or “Tell me something I didn’t already know, ” I think it’s time to put hyperbole aside and get real for a moment. Sure, for a while many liberals have called tea party supporters domestic terrorists and have accused […]

These 10 Companies Paid No Taxes Despite Earning Billions in Revenue


There’s always a lot of talk from conservatives about those “lazy welfare moochers abusing the system.”  Republicans like to pretend as if it’s these people who are responsible for all of our country’s problems.  That somehow the financial crash that led to trillions being added to our national debt was the fault of the poor […]

Conservative Media Completely Ignores CBO Report Showing ACA to Cost LESS Than Expected


Sometimes I run across such ridiculousness from the conservative media that I should be outraged, but all I can do is laugh.  That’s exactly what happened when I saw the news that the CBO came out with a report which actually showed the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) will cost less than previous estimates. Nothing much else […]

I’ve Got a Few Words for These Moronic Anti-Hillary Clinton “Shoe Truthers”


Most of the time when I write about something, I try to maintain a decent amount of decorum.  Then there are those topics that are so ridiculous I just put my fingers on the keyboard and rant away. This is going to be one of those topics, because these “shoe truthers” are some special kind […]