The messy demise of Reagan’s ‘Eleventh Commandment’

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.

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

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

“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

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.”

“…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!

….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?

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

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

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

He Went There

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]