The messy demise of Reagan’s ‘Eleventh Commandment’

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It appears many of the Republican “true believers” aren’t observing Ronald Reagan’s famed Eleventh Commandment, “Thou shalt not speak ill of any fellow Republican.” Add one more to the discarded pro-choice and sensible gun control missives of the Matinee Cowboy’s purged lines.

Good ol’ Ronnie wouldn’t have been thrilled…

In the spirit of “Beware the Ides of March,” there’s a tempest in the G.O.P.… [Read more]

American Exceptional Stupidity: Disowning Treaty Based on Americans with Disabilities Act

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Ratifying the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities should have been a slam-dunk celebratory endorsement. Hell, the treaty, based on the Americans With Disabilities Act, was already ratified by 126 nations. This should have been a ceremonial gala of world society righting a fundamental wrong, had the hyperpartisan, Tea Bag ghost-fearing Right not imagined farcical “black helicopters” nefariously vectored in from U.… [Read more]

Post-Election Fallout: The Night of the Long Knives, Part Deux

Romney Concession

“This evil organization will not tolerate failure!”  ~ Austin Powers, International Man of Mystery

As a political columnist, I perversely relish morning-after losing side recriminations. As the old ABC Wide World of Sports intro script went: “And the agony of defeat,” whilst showing a clip of why sane people don’t generally tend to take up ski jumping.… [Read more]

The Romnesia Pandemic

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The Romney campaign has shown us a super rich candidate who has said anything he felt might coax votes out of any given audience. The annoying question remains: Which Mitt will We the “You People” get if Romney is elected? Can we settle for luck of the G.O.P. draw? Therein lies the perils of a candidate who has stood for practically everything (or nothing) in his quest for political office.When’s the Mitt vs.… [Read more]

“…that’s, that, that, that, that issue was passed.”

Romney is confused

“…that’s, that, that, that, that issue was passed” …That was Rick Santorum responding to questions regarding his support for Mitt Romney. Santorum just can’t get out the enthusiasm for his fellow Republican and presidential nominee — what’s up with that? Maybe he knows what many others know.

How about 40 thousand jobs lost as governor of Massachusetts?… [Read more]

You Kill ‘em, Bella!

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….and for this week’s indoctrination update we’re featuring a 3-year old child, Bella Santorum. Her loving daddy, former GOP presidential candidate and chief wingnut, … [Read more]

Who’s Ready To Make Nice?

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Though he said “I’m still here,” Newt Gingrich has all but officially stepped out of the GOP’s presidential race (go away…where’s the speech already?). He’s gone so far as to state that he will support Mitt Romney, the defacto winner of the GOP nomination. As of early this week Rick Santorum ”suspended” his campaign. He finally figured out something that the rest of us already knew; mathematically speaking, it was impossible for him to beat Romney — but he stayed out there swinging all the same.… [Read more]

It’s A Wrap – Week in Review, April 8, 2012

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Did we end this week the same way we started? Conservative magazine, The National Review, just fired one of its writers. Why? Because the writer, a self-described ‘tolerant racist’, posted an article to white parents that relays the advice he gave his own children about the hazards of being in close proximity to black people.… [Read more]

The Wishful Thinking Department

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Pious Ricky bowling a perfect game…… [Read more]

He Went There

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As we listened to the racist code words coming from the Republican presidential candidates, the “food stamp president,” the “gangsta president,” the “Chicago thug” president, my friends and I joked about setting up a pool to pick the date when one of the Republican presidential candidates would slip up and actually use the N-word.

As the weeks have gone by, the Republican candidates have been dropping like flies, leaving the field smaller and smaller.… [Read more]

A Sixpence for Education

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Despite being born in 1994, I genuinely feel I am a ’90s child — meaning I grew up with Pokemon, decent cartoons on Nickelodeon, keeping my door unlocked at night, and the freedom to express myself through Myspace, regardless of my adolescent worries of why the hell my breasts were growing so rapidly. I grew up with an eager need to learn, no matter where my material came from.… [Read more]

Set The Record Straight

President Obama vs Mitt Romney

The mainstream media (and various statisticians and gamblers) seem to be calling it a win for Mitt Romney. As of last week, Mitt “Etch-A-Sketch”  Romney had 49% of the 1,144 delegates needed to win. Rick Santorum would have to win 70% of the delegates in remaining primaries in order to snatch the nomination from Mr. Romney.… [Read more]

It’s A Wrap – Week In Review, March 25, 2012

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This week marked another week of progress…and regress.  A very young man, Trayvon Martin, died a month ago and the man who shot him is still walking around quite free. Regression.

Many of us are watching to see what happens, especially since it is quite clear that law enforcement didn’t do its job; will there be justice or… just us?… [Read more]

That’s The Way The Cookie Crumbles

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Rick Santorum holding up his Mitt Romney Etch A Sketch

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Fuzzy Math: You Can’t Make This Stuff Up, But HE Can!

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Recently Mitt Romney‘s own communication director, Eric Fehrnstrom, had an unintentionally candid moment that lead to full disclosure.  Political comedian, John Fugelsang, who is part of  Stephanie Miller’s hilarious Sexy Liberal Comedy Tour was a guest contributor on CNN and asked Fehrnstrom “Is there a concern that the pressure from Gingrich and Santorum might force the Governor to tack so far to the right that it would hurt him with moderate voters in the general election?”, to which Fehrnstrom replied “Well, I think you hit a reset button for the fall campaign.… [Read more]

Republicans’ Disregard for Latinos

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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]

Santorum’s Missing Link

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What’s going on with the latest “Not Mitt” candidate and his educational plan? Last week Santorum made quite a name for himself by senselessly calling the President a snob for wanting more American’s to reach for higher education. WHAT?? Okaaaay…If opportunity is bad, what other brilliant ideas does Santorum have?

According to his website, Santorum says “Education is the responsibility of parents, local schools (public and private), and states in that order.” He has said recently that “the idea that the federal government should be running schools, frankly much less that the state government should be running schools, is anachronistic.” So he is against government spending on education, right?… [Read more]

Snooki Spawn vs. Santorum

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I WILL NOT SHUT UP!

Maybe it’s because of Snooki’s baby.  Maybe I’m concerned, because if Rick Santorum got his way, if she’s RH negative and the baby isn’t we could lose her, it, or both. Whether you hate her or pity her, at least she’s a talking point during dinner parties or while you’re playing corn-hole in the back yard.  … [Read more]

It’s A Wrap – Week In Review March 4, 2012

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The end of another politically eventful week. During this past week, the big-mouth stole the national spotlight; the GOP’s poster child for bad behaviour, Herr Rush Limbaugh, behaved like, well…Rush Limbaugh. After several of his large sponsors fled the scene under duress, Rush issued a half-arsed apology. Consumer money talked and sponsors walked. Hopefully, this isn’t the end of that, um, incident; I’m waiting for news that Clear Channel Communications, his corporate overlord, drops Rush on his rather ample arse.… [Read more]

Let The Smears Begin

Google Santorum

The other day, while discussing current events over lunch with my parents, I gave them a warning: “Don’t be surprised if I end up serving a life sentence. If Rick Santorum becomes president, I might not be able to resist the urge to kill him.”

My old man didn’t miss a beat. “Don’t worry,” he calmly reassured me as if this were a perfectly normal conversation that every father and son has at some point.… [Read more]