Category Archives: Politics

The Crawdad Crew (and Sunday Open Thread)

A couple of weeks ago, I posted a comment that a radio broadcast where we can all get together and actually hear each other talk would be a great idea.  I said “all I need is an off-the-hook co-host” and … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 Elections, Politics, Trumpmania | 186 Comments

#Truthy: a scheme out Goebbel’s Christmas Wish List

This story was mentioned in the comments a couple of days ago: Feds spend $1 million on 'Truthy' to track misinformation on #Twitter. http://t.co/hG3X9YcUgg pic.twitter.com/mIhHVSuagG — MB's AllTw!tter (@alltwtr) August 27, 2014 From the tweeted link: In the future the … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 Elections, Big Brother is Watching, Department Of You Can't Make This Shit Up, Domestic Spying, Freedom of Speech, Politics | Tagged , | 91 Comments

How Sausage is Made

There is an old saying that if you watch sausage being made you won’t want to eat it. Let’s take a peek behind the curtain at political sausage being made. Democrat Michelle Nunn’s campaign plan was accidentally made public. Eliana … Continue reading

Posted in Politics | Tagged | 138 Comments

Never Again!

Kurt Schlichter at Townhall: Conservatives, Losing One Battle Doesn’t Mean We Have Lost The War I was furious that Thad Cochran slimed his way to victory, but every time we hardcore conservatives lose a battle, it seems a contingent of … Continue reading

Posted in Democratic Party, Politics, Republican Party | Tagged , , | 163 Comments

Principle vs. Party

Drew M. at Ace of Spades HQ: Why I Refuse To Cheer The GOP “Establishment” Yesterday I went on a Twitter rant (that’s what it’s for, right?) against Mitch McConnell’s debt ceiling shenanigans (the old, vote for cloture when you … Continue reading

Posted in Klown Musings, Politics | Tagged , | 129 Comments

Amateurs

Megan McArdle: Democrats have been complaining — loudly and repeatedly — that Republican opposition tactics on the Affordable Care Act are unprecedented. This is true, but not for the reasons that Democrats are telling themselves. No political party was ever … Continue reading

Posted in Affordable Care Act, Barack Obama, Obamacare, Politics | Tagged , , , | 106 Comments

It Don’t Mean Nothing

Today is national Reading Tea Leaves and Chicken Entrails Day. It’s a little-known holiday that falls on the day after election day. Today, and for the next few days, pundits, bloggers and other bloviating gasbags will be telling you “What … Continue reading

Posted in Politics | Tagged | 85 Comments

Can’t Anybody Here Play This Game?

All they had to do to win was nothing: House Republicans Show Themselves To Be Dangerously Incompetent, Again House Republican leaders canceled plans to call a vote Tuesday evening on a Republican plan to raise the debt limit and reopen … Continue reading

Posted in #Shutdown, GOP Shenanigans, Politics, Republican Party | Tagged | 137 Comments

Hillary, Huma and Horndog Husbands

Via Althouse: Stand by Your Man? How Huma Can Do What Hillary Couldn’t Sometimes it’s hard to be a woman. Especially a smart, savvy woman who works in politics, giving all your love to just one man whom everyone wants … Continue reading

Posted in Anthony's Weiner, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Nookie Jar, Politics, Privacy, Salacious Gossip, Sex | Tagged , , , | 79 Comments

I Have of Late (But wherefore I know not)

I have of late—but wherefore I know not—lost all my mirth, forgone all custom of exercises, and indeed it goes so heavily with my disposition that this goodly frame, the earth, seems to me a sterile promontory; this most excellent … Continue reading

Posted in Blogging, clusterfucks, Politics | 84 Comments

“It’s Different When We Do It”

CBS Charlotte: Colbert: Sanford’s Win ‘Scares Me To My Core’ Angry about his sister’s congressional election loss to Mark Sanford, Stephen Colbert did the logical thing – and declared Sanford his new sister. Supporting his sister following her defeat for … Continue reading

Posted in Politics, Vile Progs | Tagged , | 58 Comments

Best Campaign Ad Ever

This is even better than Carly Fiorina’s Demon Sheep ad from 2010! (Via Legal Insurrection) This is an open thread.

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DNC = WATB

RNC ad with Obama and Newtown mother infuriates DNC The Republican National Committee (RNC) and Democratic National Committee (DNC) clashed Wednesday over a new RNC ad that the DNC says cruelly exploits the Newtown shootings. The ad, called “The First … Continue reading

Posted in Democratic Party, Politics, Republican Party | Tagged | 26 Comments

Requiescat in pace: Mayor Ed Koch Dead at 88

Via the NYT: Edward I. Koch, the master showman of City Hall, who parlayed shrewd political instincts and plenty of chutzpah into three tumultuous terms as mayor of New York with all the tenacity, zest and combativeness that personified his … Continue reading

Posted in Politics, RIP | 14 Comments

Chuck Roast

Apparently I’ve been missing the show: Chuck Hagel under fire at confirmation hearing Chuck Hagel came under rapid fire from former senators at his confirmation hearings as secretary of defense on Thursday before the Senate Armed Services Committee. He clashed … Continue reading

Posted in Politics | Tagged | 66 Comments

Why Do They Always Seem To Want To Start At The Top?

Yarmuth says Ashley Judd may run for office Will she or won’t she? That’s the question many are asking about Ashley Judd possibly running against Kentucky U-S Senator Mitch McConnell. Congressman John Yarmuth says he’s talked with Judd, who is … Continue reading

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The Misadventures of Agent Orange

Philip Klein: Why on earth would anybody want Boehner’s job? Ever since John Boehner’s “fiscal cliff” backup plan went down in flames on Thursday, there’s been a flood of speculation as to whether he can still survive as speaker of … Continue reading

Posted in Politics | Tagged | 15 Comments

Fried Rice

Susan Rice withdraws as candidate for secretary of state U.N. Ambassador Susan E. Rice withdrew her name Thursday as President Obama’s leading candidate for secretary of state, saying the administration could not afford a “lengthy, disruptive and costly” confirmation fight … Continue reading

Posted in Barack Obama, Politics, Susan Rice | Tagged | 56 Comments

The Romney Tsunami

Mitt Romney has tapped into what Nixon called the Silent Majority. There are millions of people out there that are non-political. They don’t talk about politics. They don’t go to protests or donate to candidates and they damn sure don’t … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 Elections, Politics | 134 Comments

Prejudice, Sterotypes and Bigotry

Warner Todd Huston at Breitbart: L.A. Times Hears Racist Dog Whistles from Romney Voters Sandy Banks of the L.A. Times has figured out why anyone would vote against Barack Obama. Why, they are all racists, of course. Oh, you don’t … Continue reading

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