David Corn, the prescient pundit at Mother Jones has dubbed New Jersey Governor Chris Christie as the “GOP Establishment Candidate for 2016.” We love Mr. Corn and have no reason to doubt his instincts. And, yes. If the Republican Party has any hope of winning the White House in a battle against Hillary Clinton in three years, Gov.… [Read more]
Several days before the presidential election, I became overwhelmed by the negativity, from both sides, associated with the campaign and openly wished for it to simply be over. Now, a week after the election, it appears that I am going through some type of withdrawal. Thus, in order to satiate my need for a presidential campaign fix, I feel compelled to engage in what seems to be every Democrat’s favorite post-election past-time: speculating on whether Hillary Clinton will run for president in 2016.… [Read more]
In the national anthem of the island of Margaritaville, Jimmy Buffett sang about a libation-fueled crawl including a “blew out my flip flop” mishap. I think Mitt Romney owns a Bain-acquired flip-flop warehouse just to cover his blown footwear needs. To cite my decades-long following of Caribbean troubadour Brother Jimmy again, teetotaling, decaf Mitt Romney “stepped on a [LOT] of pop-top[s].” It’s two weeks until Election Day.… [Read more]
So Romney the Latter-Day Chicken Hawk tells a campaign stop at the Virginia Military Institute, a state -owned military-themed school in the Commonwealth of Virginia, about his naval ship build-a-thon binge. For a Romney scarce on specifics, here’s a detail we can’t afford.
Forty-odd years ago, there was the comically bumbling and mercurial Capt. Binghampton in McHale’s Navy, whose sole rank qualification was yacht club membership.… [Read more]
Ann Romney still hasn’t figured out that a national political campaign isn’t her childhood country club ladies tea. It certainly isn’t the megatither Mormon bishop missus’ expected deferential gentility schtick, either. Was Ann the “Stay-at-home-Mom (*maids & nannies)” expecting ring-kissing? I do realize we usually battle the candidate and not the spouse, but when the candidate’s wifey is out doing the swinging and being a principal surrogate, she becomes a “player.”
This is national politics.… [Read more]
The quadrennial GOP convention is underway in Tampa, but there is a billboard welcoming the Party of No’s delegates to a Tampa where, inconveniently, the Mayor and city council are all Democrats. The Tampa Bay Times Forum, where Republicans want to bray about the President’s stimulus and “you didn’t build that” in, was built in 1996, mostly using public funds.… [Read more]
Just over a week ago, Michele Bachmann was interviewed by Piers Morgan of CNN and, though Mitt Romney hasn’t yet chosen a running mate, Bachmann effectively ruled herself out when she said,
“Whoever it is that he chooses to bring in as his V.P., it will be a highly competent person who could step in at a moment’s notice and assume the responsibilities of the White House.”
Well, she ruled herself out even though Mitt Romney hasn’t yet asked her.… [Read more]
Have you ever watched a group of children try and solve puzzles?
Some children dive right in, grab the pieces and start shoving and pushing them together. They focus on three or four pieces, trying to find the right way to connect the elements as they go along. The problem to solve is in the forefront of the situation.… [Read more]
This November when Americans go to the polls to cast their vote, they will have three presidential candidates on the ballot; Barack Obama, Mitt Romney and Gary Johnson.
A few days ago Johnson, a member of the Libertarian party, was on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Like many Americans, I had no idea who Johnson was.… [Read more]
Pious Ricky bowling a perfect game…… [Read more]
Looks like Mitt Romney will end up being the Republican Presidential nominee. So who’s the Vice President in waiting?
Some, like Florida Governor Jeb Bush, would like it to be junior US Senator from Florida, Marco Rubio. Yes, their secret weapons is Rubio! The GOP figures that once Latinos hear Rubio is the VP nominee, they will all come out to the streets and dance away the night to the sounds of Mariachi — wetted down with Patron Tequila!! … [Read more]
I have written quite a bit about the Republican presidential candidates. I mean, who could resist that certifiable and hapless bunch? From the rank hypocrisy of Rick Perry and Michele Bachmann (and the rest of them for that matter), to Rick Santorum’s misogynistic overreach, from Newt’s baggage (which would rival the contents of the cargo hold on a 747), to Ron Paul’s list of pathologies that likely appear in the DSM-IV, they have provided me with endless fodder upon which to opine….and about which to be horrified.… [Read more]
Quickly overshadowed by the meteoric rise and fall of the Invisible Children and its masturbatory answers to white guilt, the Russian presidential election was covered sparsely by Western media and quickly swept under the blogosphere’s shag rug. Myopic, as this election will majorly affect global politics for the next six years, but we had seen this coming: everyone knew who the winner would be and the US-EU conglomerate’s response, a lukewarm ‘we’d appreciate an “independent and credible” investigation, but we’ll work with you anyway if that’s too much trouble’  came as no surprise.… [Read more]
The Right-Wing Presidential wannabes can kiss the Latino vote goodbye. Normally, when you have respect for others, you tend to be sensitive to their condition. Throughout the campaign however, the 3 Stooges have made it clear they don’t plan to seek the Latino vote to win. They prefer the Ring-Wing base-haters and Tea party activists’ prejudiced view of a White America.… [Read more]
We’re wrapping up another great week at BNV. Whoo Hoo! If you ever learn anything about this Brooklyn Dame, it should be that I believe BNV has the most insightful writers. Have a look at what you may have missed during the week and read our take on some important issues in the news.
We’ve had some common themes.… [Read more]
When all the dust settles and the GOP finally accepts the fact that Mitt Romney will be their horse in the proverbial race, their candidate will finally have to deal directly with some of the thornier issues in his personal and professional past. Without Santorum and his fascination with vaginas and anal sex, or Newt with his plans to make Tang our national beverage, the media and the American people may actually expect Romney to answer some key questions.… [Read more]
What I’m going to write here is going to sound like it came straight from The Onion or from Saturday Night Live, but I assure you that this is true:
A proposed law in Arizona could give employers the right to fire women who use birth control. The bill, which sailed right through the state’s Senate Judiciary Committee, grants employers the right to ask for proof that contraceptives are being taken for non-contraceptive reasons.… [Read more]
I’ll admit it, when I was in 8th grade civics and the Electoral College process was explained, I didn’t get it. More so, I thought the idea of the colleges were antiquated. Had we not, in our sophisticatedly designed democracy, figured out the voting system? In skipping over the electoral colleges (after all, by the time I was of voting age, they would surely be dismantled), I also didn’t bother to understand the role of delegates in the primary race.… [Read more]