Category: Republican Party

Memorial Day 2021: What does it mean to Honor and Remember?

Memorial Day 2021:  What does it mean to Honor and Remember?
Updated and reposted from a previous Memorial Day This Memorial Day I find my optimism for America lower than I thought possible. Incomprehensibly, Republicans voted to block a commission to investigate the worst attack on our Capitol since the Civil War. The repressive voting law (Senate Bill 7) that Texas Governor Abbott wants to sign... Read more »

A morally bankrupt GOP formally ended the rule of law today, burying the Constitution and American democracy

A morally bankrupt GOP formally ended the rule of law today, burying the Constitution and American democracy
Republicans in the United States House of Representatives ousted Congresswoman Liz Cheney (R-WY) from her role as House Republican Conference chair today. Cheney’s position makes her the third most powerful Republican behind House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and House Minority Whip Steve Scalise. She is expected to be replaced by Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY), previously... Read more »

Did Robert Mueller sell out his country or were we just victims of his hubris?

Did Robert Mueller sell out his country or were we just victims of his hubris?
Robert Mueller’s perpetual refrain following the release of his highly anticipated report was that the report speaks for itself. I don’t know about you, but I’ve never heard a stack of paper utter a single word. Even if Mueller’s report was somehow imbued with magical powers and could actually speak, no one would have heard... Read more »
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Boundaries? We don't need no stinking boundaries

Boundaries?  We don't need no stinking boundaries
It’s been almost three weeks since I read the subject column of this piece and I’m still struggling to respond. Cal Thomas and his ilk skate by regurgitating worn out tropes and talking points, making any attempted counterpoint the equivalent of trying to get your dog to stop licking himself. We get it. Democrats are... Read more »

Cookies: A microcosm of the GOP shell game

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines shell game as: FRAUD, especially a swindle involving the substitution of something of little or no value for a valuable item. Unquestionably, Donald Trump is a fraud and his word is of little or no value. Republicans’ words have had very little value for a very long time, but in the... Read more »

The Nazis are coming!: GOP embraces the Fourth Reich

The first part of the above title is a paraphrase of something that never happened. Paul Revere never said, The British are coming, but that’s a story for another day. The Nazis however, are not just coming, they have arrived. Thanks to Donald Trump and the Right’s obsequious and frantic attempts to pander to his... Read more »
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The now dead Rush Limbaugh

The now dead Rush Limbaugh
In Friday’s post, Tucker Carlson should stick to racism, it’s what he knows best, I referred to Rush Limbaugh as the now dead, Rush Limbaugh.  It’s like the old joke that circulates after every stock market crash (something that hasn’t happened since Barack Obama became president). In the wake of a crash, Kenny Mesirow, who... Read more »

Jenna Ryan is guilty AND stupid, an unfortunate combination (for her)

Jenna Ryan is guilty AND stupid, an unfortunate combination (for her)
There’s a reason that Texas drawls make people sound stupid and Jenna Ryan may be the poster girl for just that. Ryan, as seen on TV is the Carrollton, TX real estate lady who was arrested and charged with knowingly entering or remaining in a restricted building without lawful authority and disorderly conduct on Capitol... Read more »

Is it true that Biden wants to make this country Socialist?

Is it true that Biden wants to make this country Socialist?
A Mr. Richard Feder from Fort Lee, N.J., emailed me the following last week: Is it true that Biden wants to make this country socialist or is that just republican propaganda? Recalling Mr. Feder from Saturday Night Live’s Roseanne Roseannadanna segments, I didn’t take the question seriously. Turns out, Mr. Feder was dead serious. This... Read more »
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The ghost of Christmas present

The ghost of Christmas present
I posted some old Christmas stuff last week including, Christmas magic through the eyes of a natural born Scrooge (2017), Do you really think the government won’t let you say Merry Christmas? (2016) and Merry Christmas to you, whether you like it or not (2015). Ah, but I was so much older then, I’m younger... Read more »