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|Who Is It The Is Confused About ISIS?
Those who are heavily invested in the notion that it is the religion of Islam that is driving much of the terror in Syria and Iraq and beyond will find these new revelations by the German magazine ...
|On the Road to Political Irrelevance with Rudy Giuliani
Another famous New Yorker, Yogi Berra, once said, “We may be lost but we’re making good time.” That pretty much sums up the current state of Rudy Giuliani’s political reality and doesn’t ...
|Clint Eastwood Agreeing with Michael Moore and Bill Maher?
This just in from the conservative news source Newsmax: “Clint Eastwood surprised many people recently by saying he agreed with critics who have attacked his Oscar-nominated film "American Sniper�
|Is it Time for Rand Paul to Meet Miss Manners?
If you happened to be, watching CNBC’s on Monday afternoon and saw the rude performance by Rand Paul in his interview with anchor Kelly Evans than you are more than familiar with this abysmal ...
|Miraculously the Republicans Rediscover the Average American
As if by magic, the Republican Party has rediscovered most of the rest of us. My neck is still stiff from the political whiplash I sustained when the Grand Old Party radically made its 180-degree ...
|Islamic Terror and Reckless Rhetoric on the Far Right
The recent terror attacks in Paris thrust the issue of terrorism, its relation with Islam, and how to defeat it back into the forefront of national debate. At the same time, it has created a wave of ...
|The Weekly Standard, Sometime Champion of Freedom of Speech
You know for all of the articles championing freedom of speech, which have appeared of late in the Weekly Standard, I was taken aback by the recent article: ‘Anti-Military Anthem Played at '...
|Cliven Bundy: Conservative’s Pig in a Poke
Ostensibly, Cliven Bundy’s cattle grazing controversy could not have come at a more opportune time for conservatives. The perceived momentum heading into November’s elections had begun to lose ...
|Jackie Gingrich Cushman and the Epitome of Anti-Obama Animus
I was scrolling through the various commentaries on offer at TownHall.com yesterday when I spied one written by Newt Gingrich’s daughter Jackie Gingrich Cushman titled “Are We Sick of Him Yet?”
|Does Anyone Seriously Think the Tea Party Isn't in Decline?
My recent post ” For the Tea Party, Another Election, Another Defeat” has some disputing what I consider the established fact, that the Tea Party is in decline both in terms of overall ...
|For the Tea Party, Another Election, Another Defeat
Ever since the high water mark of the Tea Party movement in 2010 the path forward nationally has been nothing if not downhill. The net number of seats held by movement members on Capitol Hill has ...
|The Tea Party and the GOP: From Rescue to Wreck
In the immediate aftermath of the 2010 mid-term elections, Peggy Noonan, tireless cheerleader for all things conservative, published an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, “The Tea Party to the ...
As we navigate our way through this season of political scandal there are questions which have begun to arise, surrounding events in Benghazi, as to motives, both on the part of the supposed ...
|The IRS Scandal and the False Hope of Tea Party Revival
Amid all of the sound and fury bubbling up from the IRS examination of the various conservative organizations there’s hope among the Tea Party faithful that this controversy will somehow breathe ...
|Clueless Ann Romney
I could only laugh when I heard the would be first lady publicly declare that there was a serious breach of trust between the White House and the American people. Did Ms. Romney ever stop to think ...
|Where's The Outrage Over Racism In This Case?
Every time a joke and or cartoon is made about the Koran there's a great hue and cry that Westerners are a racists. Why isn't there any worldwide cry against racism in this case? Libyans defacing ...
|The Intellectual Dishonesty of William Kristol
No American with a basic understanding of this country’s military history could not have been anything but taken aback by William Kristol’s intellectually dishonest criticism of this statement ...
|A Solidly Republican House Crashes Down on Grover Norquist
At this point all I can do is laugh when I think about how some of my friends on the far right were naive as to think that sensible Republicans in Congress had failed to heed the message of the 2012 ...
|The Growing Revolt Against Grover Norquist
Two weeks ago I penned a short piece titled “Grover Norquist Collateral Casualty of 2012?” where I broached the question of whether or not Norquist would become a casualty as a result of the ...
|Grover Norquist Collateral Casualty of 2012?
In light of the election post mortems taking place among conservatives, perhaps no one is more delusional, with the exception of Karl Rove, than Grover Norquist. Norquist, a high priest of limited ...
|Conservatives at a Dead End?
Election day has finally arrived and to true conservatives the final outcome will probably be nothing more than a mixed blessing at best. First and foremost Mitt Romney is hardly a rock ribbed ...
|Can Mitt Romney Fix the Economy?
Tweet When Barack Obama first took office economist Ken Rogoff, who served on the International Monetary Fund and at the Federal Reserve, warned the president that the 2008 downturn was no ...
|Mitt Romney and Autumn's Black Swan
In nature black swans are a rarity. In the world of politics and economics they represent rare surprise events that have significant consequences. Of late the term black swan gained renewed currency ...
|C'mon Mitt, Privatizing Disaster Relief Would be a Disaster
In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, with the upcoming election a factor, one thing is apparent and that is that Mitt Romney is no better off at figuring out disaster relief than he was at figuring ...
|Romney & Co., Beyond the Pale in Politicizing Benghazi
I fully understand that Mitt Romney and his lieutenants want to capitalize on any and every political opportunity that comes their way, but in the case of the Benghazi deaths have they gone too far?
|October 16th Talking Points For President Obama
As an avid observer of national politics I’ll be honest and admit that President Obama’s last debate performance was nothing short of abysmal. What I find particularly frustrating about Barack ...
|Mitt Romney: Conservative Trojan Horse or Political Chameleon?
What became of Mitt Romney the “severe conservative” who so assured the American right earlier this year that he had long since slipped his moorings to a moderate political past in Massachusetts?
|Mitt Romney's Lehman Moment?
Tweet Did Mitt Romney, in his ill timed and ill conceived commentary on the violence in North Africa, just doom his presidential aspirations the way John McCain did in 2008 when he said that ...
|The G.O.P. and a Platform Built for the Past
To hear the pundits and political professionals talk about it, this election is all about turning out a party’s base. That’s because there are few if any undecided voters left and the only ...
|Paul Ryan Whistling Past Reality
I just finished watching Paul Ryan's convention speech and I was dumbstruck by this supposed policy wonk's complete and obvious ability to craft a speech that was so at variance to the facts and ...
|Who's Beholden to Foreign Ideas?
Ever since Sarah Palin ran around proclaiming that Barack Obama is a "Socialist" there has been an unrelenting effort by the right to portray the president as someone beholden to foreign ideas. ...
|Romney Rolled by the Far Right?
Oh well, it looks like someone broke the Etch-A-Sketch. After being hagridden for the past few weeks by the talking heads of America's far right from Rush Limbaugh to Sean Hannity to Ann Coulter to ...
|Romney Worrying About Millions But Not Billions
Mitt Romney's supposed essential selling point to the American electorate is that his experience in the private sector uniquely qualify him to replace Barack Obama in the White House next January. ...
|Mitt Romney's Disturbing Selective Amnesia
Seems that Mitt Romney may be suddenly suffering from a disturbing bout of selective amnesia, apparently he can't remember having led an attack on another student at his prep school, one John Lauber,
|The Worst Jobs Record Of Any Governor In America
Remember back in February, at the height of the controversy surrounding public employee unions in Wisconsin, the idea was trotted out that Governor Scott Walker's anti-union efforts were part and ...
|Desperately Denying Reality
Over the past few days we've witnessed a barrage of criticism aimed at Barack Obama for his comments on, and a televised feature commemorating, the anniversary of Osama bin Laden's death. Mitt ...
|True Republican Mavericks
Retiring Republican Senator from Maine, Olympia Snowe seems to be taking a parting shot at the right wing extremism currently infecting the G.O.P. She recently said that she will not necessarily ...
|Mr. Fiscal Responsibility
Remember how Newt Gingrich so reverently and so often spoke about the need to be a good steward of the public's money? Odd but the principle of fiscal sanity doesn't seem to apply to Mr. Gingrich ...
|Tea Party Turncoats
What happened to the steadfastness of Tea Party backed Republican Senators? We are all too familiar with how Senator Scott Brown (R-MA) ditched that state's Tea Party shortly after getting elected ...
|Have Libertarians Forgotten the Republican Primaries?
Back in September of 2010 I detailed in an article "Where Have all the Libertarian’s Gone?" how for all of the attention paid to Libertarian ideas there was little in the way of Libertarian ...
|An Ominous Comment For Conservatives?
Back in February I penned a short article addressing whether or not the Republican Party needed to doctor up Mitt Romney's image so as to make him palatable to the Party's conservatives. I framed ...
|Senator McCain Condems Citizens United
Arizona Senator John McCain appearing on this morning's "Meet the Press" told commentator David Gregory that the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision was one of the worst decisions that the high ...
|A Continuing Problem With Hate Groups
Back in early 2010 I wrote about the reemergence of extremist right wing hate groups and militias in three posts that appear below. Now two years on the problem continues unabated as detailed in the ...
|Veteran's Group Wants Rush Banned
One of America's up and coming veteran's organizations, VoteVets.org, headed up by Iraq War veteran Jon Stoltz, at the urging of female veterans, has requested that the potty mouthed Rush Limbaugh ...
|Did the Republicans Already Lose Michigan and Ohio?
If the Michigan primary revealed anything it's not just how precarious Mitt Romney's fortunes are in his own home state, it's how precarious the Republican Party's fortunes may be in both Michigan ...
|The Keystone Pipeline Redux
I recently penned two articles about the Keystone Pipeline controversy which were met with fair degree of skepticism from my good friends on the far right. Of course all of the dire pronouncements ...
|The Bittersweet Taste of Exploitation
Last summer I penned two articles, referenced below, related to the controversy surrounding the abuse of foreign student workers at a Hershey's packing plant in Pennsylvania. Both posts were met ...
|The Plutocrats Versus the People
Whenever I hear a professional politician in Washington talking as if he he really understands our lot in life I can only laugh at the disconnect. I mean how likely is it that a sitting U.S. senator,
|Will Republicans End Higher Deficits, Not Likely
We've heard the refrain time and time and time again, our deficits have to come down, we can no longer sustain this sort of spending or this scope of government. We'll to those who seem to think ...
|Census Findings Reveal Bad News For Those Rooting Against America
I always find it galling when I see some who, in their pursuit of maligning and belittling Barck Obama, actually come across as rooting against America. A great example of that is the practice of ...
|Does the G.O.P. Need to Doctor Up Mitt Romney?
Now here's a compelling question. Does the G.O.P. and the conservative elite need to doctor up Mitt Romney so as to make him seem conservative enough to be electable? It's no secret that large ...
|The Alinsky Obsession
Have you ever wondered why the right is so obsessed with Saul Alinsky and why they always try to tie Barack Obama to him? Well for one thing perhaps they have finally come to the realization that ...
|Keystone, China and Access to Canadian Oil
As a follow on to "Why Can't Conservatives Be Honest About Keystone?" and as a result of an e-mail exchange I had with a conservative friend I thought it best to bring up a sidebar story related to ...
|Why Can't Conservatives Be Honest About Keystone?
It has been quite amusing to read over some comments posted recently that tried to portray Barack Obama as being opposed to building the Keystone Pipeline when the reality is that the president isn’
|The Tea Party’s Empty Dance Card
Well there you have it, another onetime Tea Party favorite has dropped out of the 2012 race to be America’s president thereby shrinking the field of “viable” candidates that a Tea Party true ...
|The Unintended Consequences of Citizens United?
Quoting Arianna Huffington: ”Though the country is sorely in need of solutions, and the public hungry for real debate, that’s not what was served up in Iowa [or in New Hampshire] – either by ...
|For the Radical Right, a Defeat in New Hampshire
Tonight's outcome in New Hampshire represents a significant setback for the fortunes of the Tea Party movement along with the rest of the radical right as Republican moderates have captured the bulk ...
|A Ceiling, a Crackup and the End of a Dream?
It's an interesting fact that Mitt Romney, after outspending both Ron Paul and Rick Santorum and the rest of the Republican field by millions of dollars, can't seem to break out above a ceiling of ...
|The Bachmann Flameout Finale
Well there you have it, one of the Tea Party's own heroines, Michelle Bachmann has finally seen the light on her flawed and floundering pretense of a campaign for the American presidency. Quoting ...
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