In critiquing First Lady Michelle Obama’s convention speech, the arm of the GOP named, facetiously, Fox “News,” was caught a little flat-footed: She didn’t (overtly, anyway) disparage Romney, didn’t give them anything much to take out of context and run with, and delivered her speech with charm, warmth, grace and skill. So what’s a body on Fox to do when propping up the GOP (and, in particular, its dismal presidential candidate) is one’s reason for living – and the Dems refused to offer them any real fodder?… [Read more]
I listened to Ann Romney’s speech at the RNC – her “I am woman, hear me roar,” her naked pandering to women with her shrill cry of desperation, her little tale of how she and Mitt were so determined to be together that they got married like many other young, unprepared couples get married, broke, struggling, a team united toward a common goal (in their case, the goal being wealthy beyond their wildest dreams on the backs of the working class).… [Read more]
“’I think it’s a very bold choice. And an exciting and interesting pick. It’s going to elevate the campaign into a debate over big ideas. It means Romney-Ryan can run on principles and provide some real direction and vision for the Republican Party. And probably lose. Maybe big,’ said former President George W. Bush senior adviser Mark McKinnon.”
Bold can be a good thing, it can be an interesting thing, but it’s not always a smart thing. … [Read more]
Listen, Mitt, I gotta tell you how things work in the real world – you know, the world you don’t inhabit, but the world that 98% of the country lives in (that would be the world where there are no car elevators or offshore accounts and we wear cheap rain slickers to Nascar races, if you’re wondering).… [Read more]
Man, for a CEO or whatever he was, this man, Mitt Romney, is a stone blunderbuss. He’s slinking back to the U.S. with his tail between his legs (come to think of it, probably about how his pooch felt on the roof of the family car), no doubt with wild thoughts about how to make a silk purse out of the sow’s ear that was his London tour.… [Read more]
Note: Julie Driscoll’s article was originally published in August, 2011 on Examiner.com, re-published on AddictingInfo.org.
As a former victim of domestic violence, in another lifetime, I learned a lot about the abusive personality. When it was over, and I was out, I became a domestic violence hotline counselor. The classes I took to train me for this job taught me two things.… [Read more]
Frank Bruni of the NY Times wrote a piece entitled, “The Divine Miss M,” a scathing dissection of Michele Bachmann’s life, a life which is the antithesis of the “Christianity” she espouses. Wrote Bruni, “. . . [S]he presents herself as a godly woman, humbly devoted to her Christian faith. I’d like to meet that god, and I’d like to understand that Christianity.” Bruni noted Bachmann’s vendetta against Hillary Clinton’s aide, Muslim-born Huma Abedin, and Bachmann’s vengeful mission to spread dissension, lies and hatred toward Muslim Americans. … [Read more]
As the Obama campaign has allegedly unleashed its terrifying “Chicago thug politics” on Romney about his ongoing Bain Capital love affair, the righties of our nation, and particularly the Romney camp, are aghast at what they view as the pure, well, thuggery of it. Seems odd that, with all the jabs at President Obama over the years for ascending politically via classic Chicago style politics, they don’t expect to see some signs of it from time to time.… [Read more]
When my oldest son, Mike – now 24, a husband and father of two – was a little child, he wanted to be a soldier. The years passed and he never, ever wanted to be anything else. He joined the Army at 17, and is now at the tail end of his 14-month tour in Afghanistan. … [Read more]
Right-wing nature abhors a vacuum – so they fill it with the most outlandish junk ever. Any old thing will do – and here’s the latest. Apparently, President Obama has some “missing years” in his history (there really aren’t, but let’s humor ‘em and not confuse ‘em with facts). So, yeah, it stands to reason that, according to those who take pride in being first in the battle to the bottom, those years were spent as a CIA spy in Pakistan.… [Read more]
For three and a half years there have been viable threats, of one form or another, to this President, beginning the night of his inauguration: While we were crying and cheering and gathering joyfully in Grant Park, dark forces on the right – including Eric Cantor, Paul Ryan, Pete Sessions, Jim DeMint, Jon Kyl, Newt Gingrich and Frank Luntz – wrung their hands and gnashed their teeth and vowed to oppose every one of President Obama’s legislative proposals, and ultimately derail President Obama’s presidency. … [Read more]
We’ve watched, over these months, as the racists and gun-toters scurry to provide cover for George Zimmerman (and, in case you’re living in a plastic bubble, he’s the Florida
murderous vigilante neighborhood watch volunteer who pursued, shot and killed an unarmed 17-year-old black kid named Trayvon Martin, was charged with 2nd degree murder, and is now claiming self-defense under Florida’s Stand Your Ground law), and the clamor has certainly allowed the leopard to show its spots. … [Read more]
I am fortunate enough to be on the E-update list from the Desk of Scott Walker. It’s been illuminating. Good times.
Now, grant you, Scott Walker was not recalled; on the other hand, Dems regained control of the Senate chamber. And in better news, even as Wisconsinites were re-electing Scott Walker, President Obama won over Romney in the exit polls.… [Read more]
Gotta love all the practical applications of IOIYAR (It’s Okay If You’re A Republican).
Okay, start here. Here ya have Mitt Romney, the now-official GOP presidential candidate, pal-ing around with
terrorists fund raiser and self-described political powerhouse, Donald Trump, the yin to his yang, and a guy who’s elevated himself to just one very tiny step below the lunacy that is Dr.… [Read more]
Woah woah woah, wait wait wait . . . How in all that is unholy is Mitt Romney narrowing the gender gap with women – and unmarried women, to be specific? Has to be true; I read it just today on the Huffington Post.
According to the newest ABC News/Washington Post poll, Romney has risen 13% in the ranks, primarily due to a rise in support from women.… [Read more]
I’d like to ask these cops in Florida who arrested Marissa Alexander, the prosecutor who charged abuse victim Marissa Alexander, the judge who denied Marissa Alexander the right to use “Stand Your Ground” as a defense, the jury of three men and three women who convicted Marissa Alexander of aggravated assault after 12 minutes of deliberation, the judge who sentenced Marissa Alexander to 20 years in prison for assaulting a wall, and the judge who recently denied abuse victim Marissa Alexander a new trial, if they know what it’s like to dodge and duck and flee from an abusive male partner, … [Read more]
Can someone tell me when it became vogue in the GOP to be an utter, complete, total, lily-livered, namby-pamby wimp? And no, I’m not talking about “manliness;” I’m talking about moral character, of which Mitt Romney has zero, zilch, and zip.
Okay, look, I get it. I get what it takes to become a GOP nominee for president in this new Republican era where social engineering outweighs the need for jobs and economic stability, where defeating President Obama, and belittling or denying his accomplishments, is front and center.… [Read more]