The Greater Recession: Party’s End and A New Beginning.

New York, NY — (the capital of national Democratic Party incompetence, cluelessness, and cultural excess). The beating heart of America and the state of New York (like every state) is the people. And the people have been betrayed. While the GOP celebrates, and all Americans should be protective of those most vulnerable and commit themselves…

Piercing the Bubble: Reflections on Tuesday

First off, I apologize. We got it wrong. But then again, so did everyone. While Agreeing Loudly got the numbers at the Presidential level wrong, if you look at our back catalogue of podcasts and articles, a lot of the analysis was there all year, serving as a caution and a warning that hard times…

The Greater Recession: Boomers and the 401(k) Cash-In

Months ago during the Presidential primary election, during the peak of this nascent website’s readership (so far, perhaps forever), I wrote about what could be appropriately called the “Greater Recession.” It’s detailed focus was on the millennial generation (those born between circa 1980/81 and 1998 or so) and housing and the role that will play…

Conversations with the Ghost of America’s Future Past

Lost in the madness of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland this week is that Agreeing Loudly snuck two reporters, Carson Starkey and Troy Olson, through the picket line to give our readers this inside scoop on what things are like on the floor. Here is a snapshot of their interactions throughout the week.  Carson It’s a…

The Gentrified Revolution

For all of Bernie Sanders’s rhetoric about the ills of income inequality and class warfare, in Los Angeles his message was most popular in gentrifying precincts. Dissecting the spacial aspects of why his presidential campaign failed offers important lessons as the movement he inspired looks to the future. The Los Angeles Times published a fascinating and telling…

Under-35 Year Old Really Makes an Impact at Local Senate District Meeting

Eagleview Heights, MN — A local DFL Senate District unit was blown away when an under-35 year old showed up to their monthly scheduled central committee meeting, which are at the Park Grove Library on the 3rd Wednesday of the month. Micah Johnson, an under-35 year old who has been looking to get more involved walked into…

Agreeing Loudly Podcast: Why The Democrats Are Losing

Pat, Troy and Carson take a deep dive into why democrats are losing elections and provide their insights into how and when the party of Roosevelt and Kennedy will start winning again. Troy talks about the cynical aspects of identity politics, Pat does his best Nate Silver and looks into the state legislative losses over the…

Conversations with the Ghost of America’s Future Past

by Carson Starkey and Troy M. Olson On a quiet park bench on Central Park West, merely hours after a 2018 GOP strategy conference on how to win back the White House got over, which Carson Starkey and Troy Olson, had just got done attending under the guise of being correspondents. The mood is somber. Not…

Millennials Will Destroy Everything You Love: Socialists of Fortune

Millennials were the chosen generation. It was said that they would destroy the old social order, not join it. They were to bring equality to the world, not leave it in darkness. This is Part One of one Millennial’s cynical take of the Leftist potential of his generation. Group of Millennials using laptop and plotting…

Episode 23: Taylor Swift and Caucuses

  Chaos! Agreeing Loudly soldiers on with just one regular, can Pat Meacham carry the show as fill-in host with two guests? And what a terrible time to bring on Carson Starkey and Troy Olson, right after Bernie Sanders has a crushing loss in Nevada. Together, Pat, Carson, and Troy embark on a savage journey…

The Case for Losing in 2016

by Troy M. Olson and Carson Starkey Disclaimer!  By no means am I saying that Democrats should throw the ’16 Presidential Election, I’m just making the argument for why losing wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world. Why it could speed up the rebuild efforts, and why they stand very little to gain from a 2016…