Tag: Republicans

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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#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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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’s 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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Maybe We Ought to Listen to Bill Kristol this Time

Maybe We Ought to Listen to Bill Kristol this Time

| November 12, 2012 | 5 Replies

Less than a week after winning a second term, President Barack Obama has unveiled his first true priority — higher tax rates on “the wealthy”.  House Speaker John Boehner quickly adopted a supine position, which he only hemi-demi-semi-repented after a sharp kick in the caboose from the Republicans he, in theory, represents. Let me lay […]

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The Delivery Presents – Ed on Television, Plus A Brand New Live Site!

The Delivery Presents – Ed on Television, Plus A Brand New Live Site!

| April 17, 2012 | Reply

It’s been a while since I’ve gotten as intense a reaction I got from last week’s show, not just from the FTR chatroom (which is always wonderfully raucous) but also from folks on Twitter. If those are typical of what the average engaged Republican voter is thinking right now, then the GOP is in for […]

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The Delivery Presents – All Right, Republicans, Here's My Deal

The Delivery Presents – All Right, Republicans, Here's My Deal

| April 9, 2012 | 1 Reply

I slept on posting Episode 141 because, well, forgetfulness is a nasty thing, isn’t it? Honestly, I thought I had written the post on Thursday night, only to realize yesterday that it was some other post I had written and not the show post. I really need some sort of work-flow tool or a checklist […]

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The Delivery Presents – Corruption and Zombies and #Caring. Oh Joy!

The Delivery Presents – Corruption and Zombies and #Caring. Oh Joy!

| January 16, 2012 | 1 Reply

I think that Episode 128 may mark the point at which you could hear me flat-out give up on the belief that the Republican Party has any real interest in smaller, more responsible government. There are four stories from the past few years that all point to the massive amount of arrogance, incompetence, and corruption […]

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The Almost Great GOP Campaign Ad

The Almost Great GOP Campaign Ad

| January 10, 2012 | 3 Replies

I agree with Nice Deb. This GOP campaign video is good, but not quite there. What’s missing? Let’s go back to Nice Deb’s post for the answer. But that barely scrapes the surface of how divisive this President has been. The “hope and change” candidate who was sold as having “a first class temperament”, has proven […]

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Another Week, Another GOP-Engineered Debate Debacle

Another Week, Another GOP-Engineered Debate Debacle

| January 9, 2012 | 1 Reply

Why the GOP has agreed to subject their candidates to the best attacks the Democratic message machine can craft is entirely beyond me. Why we on the right have allowed the GOP to continue in its folly without serious pushback mystifies me as well.

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