Category: Political Pontifications

A Graceful Loser is Still a Loser, Republicans.

A Graceful Loser is Still a Loser, Republicans.

| February 28, 2013 | 2 Replies

I swear there are days when I don’t understand Republicans, usually days that end in “y”. Yesterday, the Senate confirmed Jack Lew as Secretary of the Treasury. Lew is, from my view in the cheap seats, not at all suitable for the office. As President Obama’s director of the Office of Budget and Management and […]

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#LowInformationVoterThoughts: A Hashtag Game that Helps the Left

#LowInformationVoterThoughts: A Hashtag Game that Helps the Left

| January 7, 2013 | Reply

The term “low-information voter” has been around politics for a couple decades. I believe I first heard it in the mid-1990s from Democrats who couldn’t figure out why voters would put Republicans in office when clearly (to them) Democratic economic policies were in their best interests. Thomas Frank wrote What’s the Matter with Kansas as […]

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Barack Obama and the Office Malcontent (Or, a Rant with No Conclusion)

Barack Obama and the Office Malcontent (Or, a Rant with No Conclusion)

| December 29, 2012 | Reply

It won’t surprise you to lean that I don’t think much of our President, but it may surprise you to learn that my dislike is not limited to what he does but who he is. Now, I don’t dislike many people personally; you can count on the fingers of both hands the people I dislike […]

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Who's The Likely Nominee in 2016? No One, that's Who. Now Stop.

Who's The Likely Nominee in 2016? No One, that's Who. Now Stop.

| December 9, 2012 | Reply

No. We are not going to do this now.

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The Lay of the Land, A Week After the Election

The Lay of the Land, A Week After the Election

| November 14, 2012 | Reply

Compare and contrast. This was House Speaker John Boehner’s post-election move. On a conference call with House Republicans a day after the party‚Äôs electoral battering last week, Speaker John A. Boehner dished out some bitter medicine, and for the first time in the 112th Congress, most members took their dose. Their party lost, badly, Mr. […]

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Some Thoughts on Immigration Reform

Some Thoughts on Immigration Reform

| November 9, 2012 | Reply

I’m not looking to start a conversation on immigration reform here. Wait, that’s not entirely true. I’m not looking to be part of a conversation on immigration reform. I don’t believe it’s possible to have such a conversation without buckets full of acrimony and more strawmen than Barack Obama in a press conference on the […]

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Well, I Was Wrong

Well, I Was Wrong

| November 6, 2012 | 1 Reply

I wrote this post not long after I finished recording this week’s episode of The Delivery when the election returns were pouring in like a flow from a backed-up sewer. I admit right up front it’s not carefully-edited and I didn’t plan any of it out. I simply wrote and hit the “Publish” button. That’s […]

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Aw, Who Needs Police, Ambulances, Generators, Food, and Water Anyhow?

Aw, Who Needs Police, Ambulances, Generators, Food, and Water Anyhow?

| November 2, 2012 | Reply

Maybe it’s not fair to say that NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg has become so much like a crazed Roman Emperor that he’s going to put his horse on the city council, but he does have the whole “give them bread and circuses” thing down pat. He stood up today to defend his decision to hold […]

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Days After the Debate, Confusion Reigns in the Ivory Tower

Days After the Debate, Confusion Reigns in the Ivory Tower

| October 6, 2012 | Reply

Normally, when a mere mortal like you or me launches an endeavor and fails in an early part of it, we do what Nat King Cole suggested — pick yourself up, brush yourself off, and start all over again. Sometimes, though, you find one of the petulant few, the person who believes their own BS, […]

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It Wasn't "Down Goes Frazier", but It Was Close

It Wasn't "Down Goes Frazier", but It Was Close

| October 4, 2012 | Reply

I won’t recap the entire 90-minute curb-stomping Mitt Romney put on President Obama in last night’s debate; plenty of other people have already done that (see Jay Nordlinger, Andrew Malcolm, Byron York, Our Still Future Ambassador to Vanuatu, Pete da Tech Guy, and Ace). I do have a few quick thoughts, though. 1) Mitt Romney […]

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