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

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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

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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

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