Credit Joshua Holland with that headline, which I’m stealing gleefully. Rush really is the gift that keeps on giving, isn’t he? In case you missed it: Rush Limbaugh went on a tirade today […]
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.
War. On. Everything: the Republican prescription for America isn't safe for anyone
Update 02 Feb 2018 Now even less safe for work. [NSFW WARNING: Graphic content. You do NOT want to see the images here, but I think maybe you should.] I wrote this […]
Herman Cain is unfit to be President
Herman Cain is not only a liar, but also someone who thinks sexual assault is only “inappropriate,” not criminal. And that makes him unfit to be President of the United States.
Socialism for dummies
I don’t understand my country. None of its political labels make a damn bit of sense. Too many of them are outright falsehoods. And at least a couple have been maligned by […]
9/11 happened on Obama's watch! GOP noise machine already hard at work on the history books of the future
Something wicked this way comes. Item: Former White House Press Secretary Dana Perino says “we did not have a terrorist attack on our country during President Bush’s term.” Item: GOP apologist Mary […]
There's no "safe word" in American politics
Here’s a story that makes you think. Abusive GOP lawmaker Slips her something that distorts her perceptions Beats the hell out of her during allegedly consensual sex No safe word to make […]
Democracy & Elitism 3: burning down the straw man, and who are these out-of-touch "liberal elites," anyway?
Part 3 in a series. Let’s begin with a quick trivia question. What legislator’s Top 20 donor list includes the following? Blackstone Group (Financial Services) Bain Capital FPL Group (Energy) DLA Piper (Corporate […]
Democracy & Elitism: an introduction to the American false consciousness
Part 1 in a series. Is there a more radioactive word in American politics today than elitist? Admit it – you saw the word and had an instinctive negative reaction, didn’t you? […]
The Summer of Hate provides a watershed moment for "reasonable Republicans"
I’m not a Republican, but I know many people who are. I have GOP friends, co-workers and family members, and for that matter I used to be a Republican myself. A long […]