Beware: Ryan is smoother, slicker and more treacherous than the Palin Ninny, miscast starlet who never overcame (or realizes to this day) her appearance in the wrong movie.The mystery remains why an unpopular, distrusted campaign, with the base in tow and desperate to reach the information-averse undecideds, fired blank cartridges at party fanatics, not decisive November voters.
Before the GOP ticket goes entirely over the cliff, time for some latter-day satire. Too many more gaffes and blunders, and we lose the farcical “race” underway, no matter how many billions Romney-Ryan spend. More’s the pity.
If it weren’t so well funded, the GOP farce could be serious. As it is, Romney is trying hard to make his election run offer as much amusement as Palin did for McCain. And even more support comedy from other GOP sources plays on, to our delight. The parade follows logic, to that degree, when buffoons talk policy, blunders will blossom forth.
The reason Romney picked Ryan, after the smoke has cleared? Make this a base vs. base election. In this regard, Romney followed entrenched GOP convention: run a perceived moderate on top, then add “credibility” with a radical, extremist V.P. In short, a stock party hitman — Paul Ryan.
Not every great activist is a great writer or thinker or essayist. I urge Chris Hedges to make his semi-political, religious writing as good as his political leadership.
I stand up to defend Mitt Romney’s brilliant tax planning, the surest way to preserve capital. And since he had so much more money to preserve, of course he had to work harder at it. My defense rests on MItt honoring our most sacred secular commandments, based on self-interest and the keys to our exceptionalism.
Some party food fights are about something, some aren’t. The battle over who’s the greater mistake, Palin or Cheney, is one worth analyzing, especially mid-summer during election doldrums. And it could have election impacts. Read more for an answer to this magical mystery blow-up.
Having prematurely considered W. a final act of sorts, we now observe new standards for political phoniness, with the remarkable occurrence that no effort by the candidate is made to hide his fake fakery. Step aside, W. and Obama, the fraudulent Mitt just rolled into town.
Considering how vulnerable Romney appears, already badly tainted by his own signature prowess, the Bain Miracle, why are polls neck and neck? How can a fake, though ideal Republican nominee match up against a likeable, if badly flawed incumbent? Or is it to be a battle over the lesser of two weasels?
by JS O’Brien Doubtless, the title of this piece made you think I was about to launch into a blame-America-first jeremiad on this July 4. Not the case. This is about pride; what it is and why it makes sense, or doesn’t make sense, to have it. I grew up around adults who had a […]
Are we nearing some tipping point, some historically dramatic shift? Are empires dying? Isn’t it time instead to assess the full might of the opposition, rather than declare the old system dead, or on life support, when I find it to be re-entrenching its power?
Food politics promises to displace diminished social wedge issues, carrying much the same weight, with big corporate money facing off against the health, welfare, and choices of the vast majority. Money, in fact, determines the quality of what we eat, in more ways than one.
Here’s the next war president showing off his anti-terrorist bona fides, not bad considering he had to drop one war. So, the president appointed himself Drone Warrior czar — and he didn’t need one Senate confirmation vote. Now that’s leadership, at last.
Money isn’t poison and must be found if the left is to have serious input on our political system. Here are notions to collect cleaner money, with good, old-fashioned cash incentives, and to widen participatory democracy, without which the whole experiment crumbles.
Survey says: Obama is ahead and should win. Too bad politics this time may not have high drama, more likely the outcome will be: same old, same old, and that means living somewhere between gridlock and suspended animation. Oh, goody.