Category Archives: Democratic Party

DNC Day One

Maybe it’s all that cough syrup I drank earlier but I have a strange premonition about the DNC convention. Imagine a cross between Titanic and Masque of the Red Death directed by Stephen King. A doomed ship of fools trying … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 Elections, Barack Obama, Democratic Party | Tagged | 30 Comments

#KerryGauthierPERV is a sexual predator

I first read  about this in the UK’s Daily Mail. Police revealed that Minnesota State Congressman Kerry Gauthier (Democrat) was arrested on July 22 for having oral sex with a 17 year old boy in the bushes of a public … Continue reading

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Don’t be fooled

I was reading a golden oldie post at Uppity’s place and I was reminded that we never did solve the mystery of how Barack Obama ended up in the White House. Prior to 2002 Obama was just another ambitious wannabe. … Continue reading

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The Cult of Prodigy

Roxane Gay at Salon: There is a cult of bright young things, a cultural obsession with genius, a need to find beacons of greatness in an ordinary world. In a December 2002 article in The Atlantic Monthly, Marjorie Garber writes, … Continue reading

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Bilateral Symmetric Nutball Theory

WE’RE ALL GONNA DIE!!!! Just kidding. Well, we really are all gonna die someday, just not anytime soon. I’m just getting really tired of dire predictions and Chicken Little assessments of the future. Riverdaughter thinks Alabama is just like Nazi … Continue reading

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What’s in a name?

Political tags-such as royalist, communist, democrat, populist, fascist, liberal, conservative, and so forth-are never basic criteria. The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire. The former are idealists … Continue reading

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Four Years Ago Today

Four years ago today I published the Declaration of Objections, which was supposed to codify all our PUMA complaints into one document, and provide a sensible list of objections to what had happened in the Democratic Primary of that year. … Continue reading

Posted in Democratic Party, Hillary Clinton | 64 Comments

Everybody get back in the pool!

Spoony ‘splains it all: What to do if SCOTUS overturns the Affordable Care Act With the conservative Supreme Court’s remarkably activist anti-labor 5-4 decision today, it is becoming apparent to almost everyone that the court is a purely partisan political … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 Elections, Barack Obama, Democratic Party, Republican Party, SCOTUS | Tagged | 13 Comments

Some unsolicited advice for Darrell Issa

Hey Darrell, what’s up? Congratulations on your big day yesterday. Well played sir, well played indeed. I just want to make sure you boys don’t snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. Your side did that before when you tried … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 Elections, Barack Obama, Democratic Party, Eric Holder, Fast and Furious, Politics, Republican Party | Tagged , | 41 Comments

Democrats – now with 2% less evil!

Garry Wills: The Curse of Political Purity Obama was never a prince. None of them are. The mistake behind all this is a misguided high-mindedness that boasts, “I vote for the man, not the party.” This momentarily lifts the hot-air … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 Elections, Democratic Party, Politics, Republican Party | 87 Comments

Fool me once, won’t get fooled again

David “Spoony” Atkins: No one is going to save you fools, again Here we go again. We now know that the Obama Administration traded away the public option in order to gain support from the hospital industry for the Affordable … Continue reading

Posted in Affordable Care Act, Barack Obama, Democratic Party, Disingenuous Democrats, Obamacare, Zombies | Tagged , , | 71 Comments

It’s RBC Day

Today is the day we mourn the death of democracy in the Democratic party. On this day in 2008 the DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee effectively stole the nomination from Hillary Clinton and gave it to Barack Obama. In August … Continue reading

Posted in Barack Obama, Corruption, Democratic Party, Disingenuous Democrats, Hillary Clinton, Politics | Tagged , , , | 111 Comments

Media Matters = WATB

Media Matters: Fox & Friends Drops The Veil, Produces Four-Minute Anti-Obama Attack Ad While Fox & Friends has long been a home for some of the most vicious, misleading, petty, and dishonest attacks on President Obama, they crossed a new … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 Elections, Democratic Party, Disingenuous Democrats, Media Zombies, Mitt Romney, Propaganda | Tagged | 45 Comments

Never argue with a Prog – it wastes your time and the Prog enjoys it

Vodkapundit: See, I can still talk — and even find common ground — with your average liberal. Since I’m a libertarian, we even start with some common ground, which helps immensely. […] Progressives, however, are a different creature. A nasty, … Continue reading

Posted in Democratic Party, Politics, Republican Party | Tagged | 114 Comments

The calm before the storm

Four years ago I was uncharacteristically optimistic. Eight years of Bush/Cheney lawbreaking were coming to an end. The only question was which Democrat would be the next occupant of the Oval office. I felt like there was no way we … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 Elections, 2012 GOP Primary, Barack Obama, Democratic Party, Republican Party | Tagged | 26 Comments

So close, yet so far

Jefferson Morley at Salon: In his new book, “Pity the Billionaire,” Tom Frank turns his mordant eye on the unlikeliest political development of the Obama presidency: how the crash of 2008 served to strengthen the political right. The deregulation of … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 Elections, 2012 Elections, Barack Obama, Crony Capitalism, Democratic Party, Economy, Financial Meltdown, Republican Party, Tea Party | Tagged | 6 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

Bunker mentality

Democrats Dare Not “Abandon” the White Working Class It’s an enduring myth of modern American politics that the white working class is what stands between Democrats and a majority. Even before the character of Archie Bunker became a liberal scapegoat … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 Elections, Barack Obama, Democratic Party, Economy, Financial Meltdown, Politics, Sarah Palin, Wall Street Banks | Tagged , | 28 Comments

Prognosticatin’

So what’s gonna happen next November and beyond? First, let’s talk about what’s NOT gonna happen. The Democrats are not going to regain control of the House. The math just isn’t there. They might pick up a few seats, but … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 Elections, Affordable Care Act, Barack Obama, Democratic Party, Politics, Republican Party, Ronald Reagan | Tagged , | 45 Comments

Inside the mind of an Obot turned OWSer

From christofpierson at Tragic Farce: Middle of the Road Rage I’m really, really not interested in the “Who’s better/more progressive/more electable/ more presidential: Hillary or Barack?” debate. From my perspective, this is irrelevant to present realities, no matter how endlessly … Continue reading

Posted in Barack Obama, Democratic Party, Hillary Clinton, Occupy Wall Street, OWS, Politics | Tagged , , , | 109 Comments