Author Archives: 1539days

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I'm like a word a day calendar for executive disasters.

Circle the Wagons

Nancy Pelosi’s daughter produced a documentary about the campaign of a Texas governor with little chance of winning the nomination. That governor was George W. Bush. His father was president just 8 years earlier, John McCain was the presumptive nominee, … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 Elections, 2012 GOP Primary, George W. Bush, GOP Shenanigans, Mitt Romney, Politics | 8 Comments

Why We Fight

This week, the Obama Administration declared the war in Iraq over. You can tell because they say so. The reality is that American military bases will be disbanded and troops will no longer be deployed. American money and contractors will … Continue reading

Posted in Barack Obama, George W. Bush | 24 Comments

Glass Jaw

Apparently, Newt Gingrich is already on the wane. Herman Cain suspended his campaign all of 10 days ago. The polls that came out in the middle of the next week, otherwise known as a week ago, put Gingrich in a … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 Elections, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich | 8 Comments

Rick Perry’s Greatest Hits

I imagine Tim Pawlenty is kicking himself for dropping out as early as he did. While he may have the inside track to be Romney’s running mate, he had a decent chance at the whole enchilada. Tim may have been … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 Elections | 5 Comments

Clinton Reloaded

About 4 years ago, pundits were talking about the mainstream centrist candidacy of Rudolph Giuliani and the possibility of a New York Senate rematch of him and Hillary Clinton in 2008. The Republican primary voters were considering ritual suicide. Giuliani … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 GOP Primary, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Republican Party | 9 Comments

This Kool Aid Tastes Funny

If you were to look at the fun house mirror that is the Internet, you would think that Ron Paul was the most exciting candidate in history. If you read his voting history, you’d think he was some old crank … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 GOP Primary, Newt Gingrich | 10 Comments

Hunters Don’t Run With the Herd

There are two diametrically opposed narratives out there regarding a Sarah Palin run for the Republican nomination. One is that she is a dumb bimbo who is paradoxically a brilliant businesswomen and doesn’t want to upset the gravy train. The … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 Elections, 2012 Elections, Sarah Palin | 9 Comments

The Sole of the Republican Party

I love me some Sarah Palin. She is the one true voice of the Tea Party among politicians. She started in the PTA and eventually because the governor of Alaska. She fought corruption in her own party and beat the … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 GOP Primary, Corruption, Democratic Party, Federal Deficit, Newt Gingrich, Sarah Palin, Tea Party | 43 Comments

The World’s Favoritest President

MSNBC seat warmer Ed Schultz was named one of GQ’s least influential people. He responded by telling them to kiss his ass. Predictably, almost no one noticed. I turned on MSNBC for entertainment purposes and saw the following clip. This … Continue reading

Posted in Barack Obama, Disingenuous Democrats, Fast & Furious | 11 Comments

And There’s the Purple Elephant

Right after my vague description of the purple elephant in politics, a real-life example came up. A county in Tennessee has a unique arrangement. Rural residents in Obion County do not have their own fire department. The nearby city of … Continue reading

Posted in Corruption, Politics | 9 Comments

One Shall Rise

At the Republican convention of 2008, John McCain was introduced by the first major party female candidate for Vice President in 24 years, and the first in the Republican Party. McCain sent a signal to PUMA supporters of Hillary Clinton … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 Elections, 2012 Elections, 2012 GOP Primary, Newt Gingrich, Tea Party | 7 Comments

Don’t Think of a Purple Elephant

Society exists in a competition of self interests with community interests. Even if it takes a village to raise a child, you are still responsible for your own kid. Some governments work for the interests of a single ruler. Others … Continue reading

Posted in Corruption, Crony Capitalism | 5 Comments

The Turd Party

When Ron Paul supporters aren’t faking attacks by Democrats, discussing their UFO abductions or whatever else they do, they do what they can to keep him relevant. Paul lost his chance to be the next GOP flavor of the week … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 Elections, Tea Party | 14 Comments

Don’t Fade Away

Herman Cain’s polling averages are still almost as high as Bachmann, Huntsman and Perry put together. The problem is that unlike past shooting stars, he’s never run a campaign. He’s in debt, he’s in trouble and he’s going to be … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 GOP Primary, Herman Cain | 8 Comments

The Trump Debate

Inexplicable candidate Jon Huntsman will debate Newt Gingrich, Lincoln-Douglas style, in New Hampshire this month. He will not, however, attend Donald Trump’s inexplicable debate just before the Iowa caucuses. Whatever I think of Huntsman, he made the right choice. For … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 GOP Primary | 14 Comments

Did Mitt Miss Out?

Mitt Romney wants to be your president. According to some people, he wants to be a conservative president. In fact, he’s more conservative than that crazy guy Newt Gingrich. Don’t worry about that stuff he did in Massachusetts. His greatness … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 Elections, 2012 GOP Primary, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Republican Party, Sarah Palin | 8 Comments

The Center Cannot Hold

We could use more hindsight these days. Three years after the fact, we learn that Henry Paulson manipulated hedge funds even before he was given the sole authority over Republican killer TARP. Around the same time, Barack Obama was running … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 Elections, 2012 GOP Primary, Barack Obama, Corruption, Crony Capitalism, Democratic Party, GOP Shenanigans, Mitt Romney, Sarah Palin, Tea Party | Tagged | 4 Comments

It Just Might be a Lunatic You’re Looking for

No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any Person be eligible to that Office … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 Elections, Corruption | Tagged | 16 Comments

The Heat is Off

Hey, remember how Politico was the Herman Cain harassment story hub for about two weeks? Remember how there were two, then four, then five, then four again, then only two who spoke? One, of course, filed an actual charge.Then she … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 GOP Primary, Herman Cain, Newt Gingrich | 15 Comments

Poor Baby

The new Mitt Romney Ad: I’m no fan of Mitt Romney, but he may actually have an idea of what it would take to unseat Obama. The ad itself is pretty boiler plate stuff about how he’ll fix everything and … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 Elections, 2012 GOP Primary, Barack Obama, Democratic Party, Financial Meltdown, Mitt Romney | 8 Comments