Category: Political Pontifications

The Kincaid Kolumn Kerfuffle

The Kincaid Kolumn Kerfuffle

| March 13, 2013 | 1 Reply

Before I hit the meat of my post, let me lay a couple things out there. First, I think we’d be incredibly foolish to tinker with the definition of marriage any more than we have. A few decades of well-intentioned meddling ought to have taught us we absolutely suck at predicting unintended consequences. If we […]

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The Rookie’s Rough Guide to #CPAC2013

The Rookie’s Rough Guide to #CPAC2013

| March 5, 2013 | 5 Replies

If you’re a conservative, and haven’t been living in a dank cave far from a WiFi signal, you know that the Conservative Political Action Conference, also known as CPAC, is the biggest and baddest gathering of political conservatives in the country. CPAC 2011 set a record with over 11,000 attendees and, though I’ve not been […]

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Hey Republican Drama Queens, Put a Sock in It

Hey Republican Drama Queens, Put a Sock in It

| March 4, 2013 | 1 Reply

Here I am on a chilly but pretty Saturday morning, catching up on the morning news and minding my own business, when some state Republican official, of whom I’ve never heard, said something unbelievably stupid about rape. Another day, another Republican making an ill-advised comment about rape. Celeste Greig, the head of the largest GOP […]

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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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This, Tea Party Friends, is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things

This, Tea Party Friends, is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things

| February 19, 2013 | 6 Replies

Good, Tea Party Patriots. Go get ‘em! “He [GOP strategist and PAC-guru Karl Rove] sounds like he’s challenging us, and we’re ready to rise to the challenge,” Jenny Beth Martin, founder of the Tea Party Patriots, told The Hill. Martin’s group last week launched the Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund, a super-PAC that will be […]

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What in the Heck is Going on with the Chuck Hagel Nomination?

What in the Heck is Going on with the Chuck Hagel Nomination?

| February 14, 2013 | Reply

Earlier today, I tweeted this: I admit, I don’t understand anything about the Hagel nomination. The whole thing confuses and enrages me. I’m like the Hulk here. — Jimmie (@jimmiebjr) February 14, 2013 A little explanation is in order. Normally, a Cabinet nominee has distinguished themselves in the field for which they’ve been nominated. Steven […]

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Slate Economics Writer: You Can’t Complaint about Debt if You Don’t Compain about Mortgages, or Something

Slate Economics Writer: You Can’t Complaint about Debt if You Don’t Compain about Mortgages, or Something

| January 18, 2013 | 2 Replies

Matthew Yglesias is the business and economics correspondent for Slate Magazine. He is also a fierce partisan progressive who has worked for the far-left new media outlets Think Progress and Talking Points Memo. Which Matthew Yglesias do you suppose tweeted this today, the professional economics writer or the partisan hack? How many of the people […]

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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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A Few Thoughts on the "Plan B" Battle, From a Moron

A Few Thoughts on the "Plan B" Battle, From a Moron

| December 21, 2012 | 1 Reply

So John Boehner’s big plan to cut the fiscal cliff Gordian Knot failed, then shattered like Narsil on the slopes of Mount Doom. Now we are in the Day of Recrimination, when the professional Republican set and their loyalists sneer down at the Tea Party rabble and the Tea Partiers are measuring Republican leaders for […]

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