Category: The Social Issues

A Truce on Social Issues Makes Sense. America Said So.

A Truce on Social Issues Makes Sense. America Said So.

| November 15, 2010 | 4 Replies

Today, a number of Tea Party groups and the leading gay conservative group GOProud co-signed a letter to the GOP leadership with GOProud that urged the party to forge a truce among fiscal and social conservatives and present a focused front to deal with the urgent fiscal problems we’re facing right now. I’m with Glenn […]

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The Pledge to America: 21 Pages of Meh

The Pledge to America: 21 Pages of Meh

| September 23, 2010 | 2 Replies

The Congressional Republicans have released their gameplan for 2011 and beyond in a document called the “Pledge to America”. It’s 21 pages of solidly written and occasionally ¬†inspirational calls to remember the Constitution and the principles on which the nation was founded as well as a bushel basket full of promises they say they’ll keep […]

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Palin Jealously is Such an Ugly, Hilarious Thing

Palin Jealously is Such an Ugly, Hilarious Thing

| August 29, 2010 | 6 Replies

Let me sum up this air-biscuit of an editorial in today’s New York Times thusly: Sarah Palin is is a mean, racist, stupid conservative who is bad for women but who has, due to powers we are quite willing to attribute to witchcraft, inspired more women to get involved in politics in just a couple […]

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Nancy Pelosi, Over the Edge.

Nancy Pelosi, Over the Edge.

| August 18, 2010 | 1 Reply

I do believe Nancy Pelosi has lost her mind. The pressure of mentally inhabiting one dimension while existing physically in another has broken the poor lady’s psyche. I can’t think of any other reason to explain her current level of megalomaniacal paranoia. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday said she supports an investigation into groups […]

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We the People; He the Judge

We the People; He the Judge

| August 8, 2010 | Reply

I spent a little time over the weekend with Judge Vaughn Walker’s decision to invalidate Proposition 8. For those of you who haven’t yet heard of the Dread Proposition That Took Us All Back To the Days Of Jim Crow And Tyrannosauruses, let me give you a quick rundown. Prop 8 was a ballot item […]

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Bikini Modeling Scandal Fails to Rock Anyone, Anywhere

Bikini Modeling Scandal Fails to Rock Anyone, Anywhere

| August 5, 2010 | 3 Replies

Stacy McCain has a post today that contains three important observations. 1) A pretty girl in a bikini always gets blogospheric attention. 2) The notion that Republican women are dour puritans is a silly myth. 3) Republicans have developed one heck of a flinch reflex. Stacy brings it home: Conservatives are not only smarter and […]

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CBC to Obama: Excuse Us, But We Believe You Were Busy Buying Our Votes

CBC to Obama: Excuse Us, But We Believe You Were Busy Buying Our Votes

| July 31, 2010 | 3 Replies

The segment of black America* who follow Democrats come hell or high water is learning a hard lesson today. The administration promised to send $1.5 billion to Arkansas to help Blanche Lincoln out of a re-election mess. You know, the same old tactic of using your money to buy votes. However, President Obama has also […]

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What Made Him Think “Mongrel” Was a Good Word to Use?

What Made Him Think “Mongrel” Was a Good Word to Use?

| July 29, 2010 | 6 Replies

Oh, Mr. President, the things you say when you’re not reading canned speeches off a screen in front of you. Our Commenter-in-Chief spent this morning on “The View” having a little chit-chat with the Four Yentas of the Apocalypse. Things appeared to be going along rather swimmingly until he delved into the issue of race. […]

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I Won’t Win A Pony, So How About Some Juicy Links?

I Won’t Win A Pony, So How About Some Juicy Links?

| July 26, 2010 | Reply

I’ve been collecting stories and blog posts over the last couple of days, with the goal of working them into wondrous and intensely interesting blog posts that would drive thousands upon thousands of hits to The Shack and garner mentions on all the finer right-wing radio talk shows. Then I realized that for all that, […]

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You Want Post-Racial?

You Want Post-Racial?

| July 23, 2010 | 4 Replies

I got your post-racial politician right here. Allen West is a formidable man. Do not be surprised, even a tiny bit, if you see him make a serious run for the White House in 2016 should the GOP fail to take it in 2020¬†2012. I do not doubt that he will be a substantial figure […]

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