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Reality Check: Republican Losers Did Not Overreach

November 9 2011 / 03:27 AM

Conventional wisdom pushers and the beltway chattering class have been scrambling to explain the crushing defeat Republicans suffered in the 2011 elections. To hear them spin it, Republicans lost because they “overreached.” The GOP went too far they say. Ridiculous. … Continue reading »

 

Less Vetting Than the Average Godfather’s Pizza Delivery Boy

November 2 2011 / 12:00 PM

If you haven’t yet heard, the so-called “liberal media” is out to get Herman Cain. To believe conservatives, members of a “liberal media” cabal began conspiring to take down the former CEO of Godfather’s Pizza more than a decade ago … Continue reading »

 

Republicans Blinded by Anti-Tax Madness this Halloween

October 26 2011 / 09:52 PM

Every year at about this time, I break out my DVD of the 1936 anti-drug propaganda flick Reefer Madness. No it’s not exactly the scariest movie one might choose when getting into the Halloween spirit, but few things are funnier … Continue reading »

 

An Open Letter to the 2012 Presidential Also-Rans

October 19 2011 / 12:42 AM

Dear Republican Also-Rans: It is time to give it up. You will not be the Republican nominee next year. You will never be Commander-In-Chief. You will never deliver a State of Union address. You will never call 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue … Continue reading »

 

The Rain in Spain Falls Mainly Because of Gays

October 12 2011 / 12:48 AM

The 1956 Broadway classic My Fair Lady tells the story of lowly Cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle who embarks on a mission to pass as a proper English lady with the help of professor Henry Higgins, a speech therapist. Higgins … Continue reading »

 

The “Constitutional Conservative” Virus

October 5 2011 / 12:47 AM

A virus has taken hold within the modern conservative movement. No one knows for sure what has caused this plague but many believe it is transmitted through close contact at boisterous tea parties. The most obvious, visible symptom is the … Continue reading »

 

Tea Partiers Should Hold Their Applause

September 27 2011 / 12:10 PM

“I can’t trust Obama. I have read about him and he’s not, he’s not, uh, he’s an Arab.” Those words, spoken by an elderly woman on microphone steps from Senator John McCain during a campaign rally, were among the defining … Continue reading »

 

Republicans Engage in Class Genocide

September 21 2011 / 12:00 PM

Apparently the President started another war this week and it has Republicans playing the role of hippy peacenik — not to offend hippy peaceniks. This isn’t a war of bullets, missiles, known knowns or known unknowns. It is a war … Continue reading »

 

How Republicans Crippled the Postal Service

September 14 2011 / 04:47 AM

“Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night, stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds,” reads the unofficial motto of the United States Postal Service. I guess no one ever thought it would be … Continue reading »

 

Reagan Would Not Be Invited to the GOP Tea Party

September 7 2011 / 08:45 PM

At this week’s debate of 2012 Republican White House hopefuls at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, the former movie actor and president was name-dropped like a top Hollywood agent during awards season. I guess you could say the endless Reagan-worshiping … Continue reading »

 
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