Why McCain Was Always Going to Lose: Bye Bye Right Wing!

The Republican Party is truly screwed, and I think they’re just beginning to realize it.   See, the one basic truism of politics is that every election cycle is different. It’s really not possible to compare 2008 with 2006, or … Continue reading

Caribou Barbie Abused Power; Will McCain Continue to Associate With Her?

Well, well… This is what happens when you make a rash, purely political appointment, without vetting the appointee thoroughly and completely. Today, the Alaskan legislature, which is majority Republican, voted to release a report by a non-partisan investigator, hired by … Continue reading

NRA Sells Out: Endorses “One of the premier flag carriers for the enemies of the Second Amendment”

Wow. I’m stunned.  The National Rifle Association has endorsed John McCain. Not only that, but they have embarked on a $40 million ad buy, where they lie their asses off about Barack Obama, and his alleged desire to take away … Continue reading

Buying Bad Mortgage Policy from McCain

I know what a lot of you think you heard from John McCain last night about the government buying bad mortgages and all that. And in a way, it kinda sorta sounded like an idea Barack Obama had earlier, and … Continue reading

Out of the Way, Wingnuts! This Election is Too Important for Your Crap!

Just to make clear, what you’re seeing all over the country is the far right in this country being forced back to the fringes of political discourse in this country, which is where they belong, and progressives and real conservatives … Continue reading

Texas-based Contractor USPI Indicted

This is the first of a small trickle of these types of stories, that is likely to turn to a flood sometime just after January 20. Apparently, a Houston security company, United States Protection and Investigations, has been indicted and … Continue reading

THIS is the Difference Between Republicans and Democrats

If you ever doubted that today’s incarnation of the Republican Party is a bunch of humorless, authoritarian tools, check out what they’re whining about in Pennsylvania. Apparently, during the Pennsylvania primary last spring, a woman was walking into a polling … Continue reading

Law and Order Republicans Trying to Shove Caribou Barbie’s Malfeasance Under the Rug!

Dontcha just love how the "law and order" Republican Party drops any pretense to "law and order" whenever it might mean actual law and order might put their ass in the proverbial sling? Today, six Republican lawmakers in Alaska filed … Continue reading

Republican Pussies; Boner and Cantor

Today, we saw a major reason why we have to get rid of the current incarnation of the Republican Party, and do so thoroughly and quickly. They’re the biggest bunch of pussies on the face of the earth. When asked … Continue reading

It Really Is the Economy, Stupid — This Time, Let’s REALLY Change It!

You know, one of the greatest frustrations in being somewhat liberal is the tendency for others of my ideological ilk to demonize individuals, and to focus on specific people as "the problem." Our economy is damn close to a total … Continue reading