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.
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Ode to trees, fleas, and phony pleas
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.
Summer in the GOP Asylum: "Who are these guys?"
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.
Paul Ryan: stock right wing VP hitman
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.
Chris Hedges' 'Genocide' Jeremiad: more heat than light
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.
Three cheers for Mitt’s yankee tax shrewdness
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.
Cheney gets Palinized in Tea Party food fight
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.
Genuine political fakes vs. a rank imposter
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.
Romney, perfect foil for a Republicrat incumbent?
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?
Are you proud to be an American? I’m not.
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; […]