Tag: Republicans

Mar 06

2016 Primaries & Caucuses + Democrats Debate

It’s the silly season and there is no escape since it the stupidity and schoolyard banality of the GOP candidates has infected the air. Today there is the Democratic caucus in Maine and Republicans hold a primary in Puerto Rico. Apparently there is a very large turn out in Maine where there are 30 delegates …

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Mar 05

2016 Primaries & Caucuses Without Ben

Five states are holding primaries and causes today as the leading presidential contenders, Hillary Clinton and Donald Drumpf, seek to extend their leads. On the Republican side voters are down to just four choices since retired brain surgeon Ben Carson officially suspended his campaign yesterday. Up for grabs are 155 GOP delegates in four states, …

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Mar 03

Drumpfed

For nearly 22 minutes John Oliver, host of HBO “Last Week Tonight,” roasted GOP presidential front runner, Donald “The Vulgar Talking Yam” Trump, whose real family name is Drumpf, in a searing litany of his lies, fraudulent business deals and bigotry. Part of what was so good about it was that Oliver’s wiry amped-up style …

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Mar 01

Super Tuesday – Still Not Ready To Make Nice

I’m rather ambivalent about the presidential election and even more so about the primaries, especially the Democratic primary, the endless senseless debates, the social media pie fights and the press’ obsession with polling. My friend Atrios, who started me off on this blogging thing, pretty much sums up where I stand primarily: I suppose it’s …

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Feb 23

Beware of Republicans Bearing Gifts

Republican presidential candidate, Ohio Governor John Kasich, has been trying to present himself to the electorate as the reasonable, moderate choice in the GOP clown car. His stands on immigration and his acceptance of the Affordable Care Act for Ohioans are nearly the polar opposite of the stands taken by his fellow travelers. His soft …

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Feb 22

Another One Bites The Dust: Jeb! Exits Stage Right

The Republican Clown Car is down to five occupants after Bush scion Jeb! finished in a disastrous fourth and suspended his campaign. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) suspended his campaign Saturday after a disappointing finish in the South Carolina primary, ending a dismal presidential bid that was built to “shock and awe” his opponents …

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Feb 10

Two More Have Left the Clown Car

Two more candidates of the unholy circus of Republican contenders for the 2016 presidential nomination have left the tent. After placing a dismal sixth and getting zero delegates, New Jersey Governor Chris “Big Chicken” Christie went home last night to lick his wounds instead of heading to South Carolina. This afternoon it became official. The …

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Dec 18

Fact Checking the Fact Free

Fact checking the Republicans can be a daunting job, since most of what they spew is completely free of any facts. GOP debate #5 was no different. The Daily Show‘s Desi Lydic fact checks the “high” points. As Stephen Colbert, host of The Late Show, discovered, it can be exhausting watching the nonstop procession of …

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Dec 17

How to Start a War Without Really Trying

If you had the stomach to watch, or even listening, to the Republican presidential candidates debate for the 5th time, you’d have discovered that all but one of these maniacs wants to start World War III. The lone candidate to point out the war mongering idiocy of the policy of a no-fly zone in Syria …

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Dec 04

The GOP’S Worst Nightmare

The problem that Republicans are having with presidential candidate Donald trump is that he is everything that they have embodied since the 1960’s. Senator Lindsey Graham bluntly stated the problem: “If you’re a xenophobic, race-baiting, religious bigot, you’re going to have a hard time being president of the United States, and you’re going to do …

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Nov 09

Where America’s Foreign Aid Really Goes

    I’ve noticed over the years how Republicans like to complain about American foreign aid programs.  Yet, if you look at the map you’ll notice one very interesting fact: The top two recipients of American largess aren’t exactly poor countries and the next three Afghanistan. Jordan and Pakistan receive aid not to help their …

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Nov 02

Medicaid Gap: A Matter of Life or Death

The presidential election is a year away, the host of HBO’s “Last week Tonight” John Oliver, brought attention to the need for voters to pay attention to local election. Those elections may well be a matter of life or death when it comes to the gap in Medicaid for low income families in states that …

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