Even More Schadenfreude: Karl Rove Going Down for the Third Time

Political strategists come and go like football coaches, sliding into obscurity when their team loses, but this guy? Karl Rove? He’s been doing this since the 1970s! In all that time, he’s invented more dirty tricks than Nixon! Hell — he practically coined the phrase, “that’s our story and we’re sticking to it.”… [Read more]

Taking the Low Road

As an ultra sensitive artist, I take things personally. In the natural course of events, I am sometimes able to purge my anger, and sometimes not. And lately, I’ve had to absorb a lot of crap from the news, and sometimes from people who used to be my friends.… [Read more]

Election 2012: *points and snickers*

Since President Obama’s reelection Tuesday night, Republicans’ reflections on their embarrassing loss, ironically, have been a reflection of the exact reasons why they lost.  In the aftermath, the $400,000,000 question is this: Who lost the election? Conservamoderate Mitt Romney or the Party itself?

First, I feel compelled to disabuse the premise. Barack Obama won the Presidential election.… [Read more]

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

“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]

Campaign Overindulgence: Reaffirming the Need for Common Sense Campaign Finance Laws

“Americans. Always overdressing for the wrong occasions.”  ~ Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark

One of the recurring, yet oft-debunked, Republican attack fibs was that President Obama made an “apology” tour. After this overly drawn out, and multi-billion dollar campaign season, I decided to apologize to the world for this unnecessarily excessive and flag-draped circus disguised as democracy.… [Read more]

Finally….Election Day is Over and the Nation Looks Forward

One of the things that I get to explain to inquisitive European friends is that America’s several time zones make for a very long Election Night. Despite pre-election web-surfed emigre house shopping moments between a nice seven-figure flat on Oslo’s stylish Bygdøy allé and a nice fjord view house on the slopes of Holmenkollen, there probably isn’t a winning lottery ticket in the pile on my desk to bail to Norway with.… [Read more]

Vote!

Enough said.… [Read more]

Hockey and ‘High Noon’

So….America races to ‘High Noon’ today, and the world awaits the victorious gunslinger, their weapons of choice these past weeks less than compelling rhetoric and billion dollar PAC-driven smoke machines. Will it be honest, but utterly unfulfilled aspiration given a reluctant second chance, or does the apparent retrogression to ‘trickle down’ and a written off 47% carry the day?… [Read more]

Mitt Romney: The “Post Truth” Candidate…An apple that fell far from its tree

Years ago, Mitt Romney’s father, George, noted that it should be a given that candidates running for president should release multiple years of tax returns. George Romney released 12 years of returns. His son, today, hasn’t followed that tradition. Mitt and his wife, think similarly on that issue as Ann said that they’ve given “all you people need to know.”… [Read more]

This is it.

“If you can’t dazzle ’em with brilliance, baffle ’em with bull…”

Ergo, the final week of campaign strategy for Myth Romney and Lyin’ Ryan. Flooding the airwaves with oft-repeated (and debunked) falsehoods prove the effectiveness of the asbestos in Mittens’ magic undies, and the inability of Queen Ann to park one of her Caddys in the La Jolla, California latest manse elevatored underground garage for all the Washington Post fact checker Pinocchios.… [Read more]