The Republican Party In Action

Posted by on Jun 25, 2012 in 2012 Campaign, Government, Politics | No Comments

Ezra Klein at the Washington Post outlines how the GOP managed to take an idea they promoted for at least two decades, the individual mandate, and within two years set the stage for the Supreme Court to declare it unconstitutional: The first step was, perhaps, the hardest: The Republican Party had to take an official and unanimous stand […]

Yet More GOP Nutjobs

Posted by on Jun 25, 2012 in Culture, Politics | No Comments

Do you remember back in the day when you used to dress up like a Klansman because it was Halloween? Yeah, me neither: Cherokee County, GA Sheriff Roger Garrison (R)  insisted to WSB-TV that he “has no affiliation with the Ku Klux Klan, despite old photos that surfaced showing him wearing a robe and hood.”He says he […]

Oh That Is So Darn Funny

Posted by on Jun 23, 2012 in 2012 Campaign, Politics | No Comments

Via Jezebel, I learned that the Romney boys were on Conan talking about their dad’s hilarious “pranks.” The Romney sons were alarmingly blithe about their dad’s physical intimidation-based sense of humor last night, recalling with affection how he loves shoving their faces into food under the guise that they should smell it and the one time […]

Couldn’t Happen To A “Nicer” Guy

Posted by on Jun 12, 2012 in 2012 Campaign, Culture, Politics | No Comments

Newt Gingrich is a whore cheap whore: Newt Gingrich is back on the speaking circuit, but his fees appear to have dropped steeply since he was boasting of charging $60,000 a speech.The Worldwide Speakers Group is offering Gingrich for speaking events in Washington, D.C. starting at $25,000 per speech, according to a source familiar with his arrangement.

“Your First Amendment Rights Can Be Terminated”

Posted by on Jun 1, 2012 in Politics, Video | No Comments

Yes that is actually a police officer in that video, confirming what Occupy activists have been saying for months is standard operating procedure in dealing with their protests: Tales of reporters, protestors and citizen journalists being threatened or arrested for filming law enforcement officials during disputes are on the rise, critics say, with Occupy Wall […]

The Crazy Just Never Stops

Posted by on May 17, 2012 in Politics | No Comments

Two crazy ass Republicans stories. The first from Talking Points Memo: “Dreams From My Real Father,” a 97-minute film narrated by an Obama impersonator, weaves the narrative that Obama’s grandfather wasn’t a furniture salesman but an undercover CIA agent who convinced Barack Obama Sr. to marry his teenage daughter to hide the fact that she was […]

What Is Important About Obama’s Announcement

Posted by on May 9, 2012 in 2012 Campaign, Culture, Politics | No Comments

Glenn Greenwald nails what is really, really important about Obama coming out today in support of gay marriage: It’s worth making two additional points about this. First, the pressure continuously applied on Obama by some gay groups, most gay activists, and (especially) rich gay funders undoubtedly played a significant role in all of these successes. This demonstrates […]

My Way Or The Highway

Posted by on May 9, 2012 in 2012 Campaign, Politics | No Comments

I am an Illinois resident, but my parents live right on the border with Indiana so I tend to follow what is going on in the state. Well last night Richard Mourdock beat Senator Dick Lugar in the Republican primary for his Senate seat. Lugar’s concession statement warned that Mourdock’s “rejectionist orthodoxy” and “unrelenting partisan mindset” would […]

You Just Can’t Make This Up

Posted by on Apr 1, 2012 in Politics | No Comments

It was the entire staff of The Onion shooting themselves in despair: Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) will deliver an address on foreign policy Thursday afternoon at the headquarters of Jelly Belly Candy Company in Fairfield, Calif.The choice of venue is an homage to Ronald Reagan, whose fondness for the candies was well known. Reagan, who famously […]