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From Principles to Puckering: The Rise of Ass-Kissing in American Politics

By: Donald V. Watkins

Copyrighted and Published on April 28, 2024

A Political Editorial Opinion


As I look around today, I have come to the sad realization that ass-kissing has become an art form in American politics.  We see daily examples of politicians and others abandoning principled positions on significant public policy issues to engage in the unpleasant and smelly act of ass-kissing.


The most advanced ass-kissers hold public office in Washington, D.C.  They have perfected the technique of smooth, slow, and wet French ass-kissing. They will even engage in unabashed acts of political fellatio, if requested by the recipient do so. Just ask U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-South Carolina).

IMAGE: Sen. Tim Scott (R-South Carolina), with former president Donald Trump.

Donald Trump’s litany of criminal and civil cases has lifted the veil on a vast and deep reservoir of GOP ass-kissers, from Supreme Court Justices to members of Congress, and from state officials to local Republican officeholders. GOP officeholders and political candidates view it as an honor to publicly kiss Donald Trump’s ass, whether it is clean or not.

AIPAC, a powerful Jewish political action committee, makes willing public officials and office-seekers get on their knees and French kiss the organization’s ass as they beg for campaign donations.  In a perverted way, AIPAC records, documents, and photographs individual acts of political ass-kissing.

In 2001, black elected and appointed officials across America fell to their knees and began the practice of ass-kissing on a wholesale basis. Now, ass-kissing within the ranks of black public officials has become a rite of passage for acceptance into the white political world.  If a black public official refuses to dutifully kiss the ass of white public officials and special interest groups, he/she is deemed to be “militant” or “undesirable.”

IMAGE: Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas relishes his White House visit with former president Donald Trump.

Legacy media organizations engage in ass-kissing for advertising money, subscription fees, and, in some cases, direct “hush money” payments from the corporations and organizations whose asses they must kiss.  A December 19, 2022, National Public Radio article did a wonderful job of describing and documenting how this form of ass-kissing works.


Ass-kissing is the one area in American politics where there is true bipartisanship. Republicans and Democrats, alike, engage in ass-kissing on an unrelenting basis.


As for me, I have never been an ass-kisser.  The foul smell and uncleanliness in that area is too much for me to bear.  I spent three years in federal prison camps (2019 to 2022) on bogus criminal charges because I would not kiss the racist ass of Lloyd Peeples, a failed Birmingham, Alabama pizza restaurant owner and skinhead who masquerades a Donald Trump hired/Joe Biden retained federal prosecutor in Birmingham.

IMAGE: Lloyd Peeples, a failed Birmingham, Alabama pizza restaurant owner who now masquerades as a Donald Trump hired/Joe Biden retained federal prosecutor in Birmingham.

If we are going to embrace ass-kissing in the political arena, it should come in the form of former Alabama Attorney General Bill Baxley's 1976 "kiss my ass" response to a letter from the Ku Klux Klan complaining about Baxley's criminal investigation into the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing that killed four little girls in Sunday School in 1963.

Today, I know of no white or black officeholder in America who has the political courage or commitment to civil rights that is necessary to write a Bill Baxley-style "kiss my ass" letter on official stationary.

Finally, ass-kissers are not my cup of tea.  I do not hang out with them and I never want to be viewed as one.  If this makes me a “militant” or “undesirable,” so be it. At least I still have my manhood, which no one will ever take from me.

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Donald V. Watkins
Donald V. Watkins
Apr 28

One of the primary reasons the viewership on my digital news media platforms has surpassed 1.2 million views in the past 5 months (December 2023 through March 2024) is my willingness to tell the whole truth on subjects that make Americans uncomfortable. In the age of "bought and paid for" politicians, scared and timid college presidents, judges who function as political "whores," and compromised legacy news media organizations, I will continue to tell the cold, hard, truth about the things that matter in life.

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