Welcome to Practically Political

With our nation bitterly divided and our political system mired in gridlock, Practically Political is a platform designed to encourage reasonable Republicans, Democrats and Independents who still believe in facts, civil debate and compromise to engage in serious dialogue. Our articles, podcasts and social media efforts present commonsense ideas, in-depth discussions and respectful interaction focused on solving problems and moving the country forward.

No More Politics As Usual

For those of you who have followed our platform over the last few years, you’ll notice that we’ve changed our name from Practically Republican to Practically Political. The truth is, we have found that “practical Republican” has unfortunately become an oxymoron in Washington. So we’re now addressing concerned citizens from all political backgrounds who are issue-oriented realists, rather than driven by strict ideology and partisanship. What America needs right now are pragmatists and I hope you will join us in an ongoing dialogue about what practical politics can and should mean today.

PRACTICAL THINKING with Dave Spencer

My Broken Marriage with the GOP
September 6, 2018
With a heavy heart, I am announcing our formal separation. While we’d been a compatible couple for almost four decades, two years ago you began an affair with a philandering con man and then, moved in together. And even though his daily existence is total chaos and he may be in trouble with the law, you continue to stand by him. Based on your actions and inaction, you’ve left me with no choice but to step away from this crumbling relationship.
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PODCASTS

Practically Political

Practically Political with guest Lorraine Woellert

Lorraine Woellert is the White House reporter for Politico, where she focuses on federal policy.  Before joining POLITICO, she was a reporter at Bloomberg News and a correspondent at Business Week.

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My Broken Marriage with the GOP

With a heavy heart, I am announcing our formal separation. While we’d been a compatible couple for almost four decades, two years ago you began an affair with a philandering con man and then, moved in together. And even though his daily existence is total chaos and he may be in trouble with the law, you continue to stand by him. Based on your actions and inaction, you’ve left me with no choice but to step away from this crumbling relationship.

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The Game Has Changed

I have been a proud member of the Republican Party for all of my adult life. But the GOP’s divisiveness, dysfunction and lack of conscience, along with the continuing chaos generated by an administration that seems to simply govern by going from one crisis to another, has made that relationship untenable.

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A Message from Founder Dave Spencer

 

As a fifth-generation Rockefeller, my family has a long history of public service. But I’m not running for office. I’m simply a concerned citizen who loves his country and has a passion for politics. My goal is to connect reasonable, rational Americans who, regardless of their traditional political affiliations, will vote the candidates, the issues and their consciences. Whether we like each other or not, we must each put country over party.

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