Posts Tagged ‘David Vitter’

International Relations

I’ve been fascinated all weekend, but hardly surprised, by the growing Sheriff Paul Babeu scandal.  The script is drearily familiar: a grandstanding right-winger gets caught with his pants down and is revealed as a gigantic hypocrite, then he doubles down, lies about significant details, and aims to brazen it out.  Why not?  It worked for [...]

Riding the Hate Train

As we approach the 2012 elections, I have to admit grudgingly sympathizing with the poor Republican contenders on  some level; everywhere you look, one (hilarious) presidential aspirant after another has to deal with the fact that large blocs of their party hates them, for one reason or another.  The reasons, to a sane person at [...]

Time Wounds All Heels (Almost)

Well, it looks as though John Edwards is in, as Mammy might say, “a heap o’ trouble.”  At this late date, such an outcome seems unsurprising; Edwards may be both rich and white, usually sufficient credentials for blanket immunity from wrongdoing, but sadly for him, he’s not only a Democrat, but worse, a liberal one. [...]

Don’t Bet the Farm On It

Today Joe Scarborough emerged, along with Ron Paul, as another lonely Republican opponent of the anti “Ground Zero Mosque” movement, using about the most risible argument I’ve heard so far: (h/t Raw Story) Republicans are going to be embarrassed at the way they’ve opposed a mosque — known as Cordoba House or Park51 — that’s [...]

Nyeah, Nyeah, Nyeah

UPDATED BELOW: Well, I fully expected this to be a rather depressing day, what with the President’s concession speech ahead, but boy, oh, boy, did it turn out differently.  First, Measures 66 and 67 passed by a veritable landslide, at last count 54-46, and a lot of obnoxious rich people will have to make good [...]

All About Me

Somewhere along the way, the television bobbleheads who are technically supposed to be reporting the “news” gave up entirely on that worthy endeavor in favor of talking about their favorite subject…  themselves.  Oh, they often elaborately pay faux homage to “real Americans,” meaning those reliably hypothetical wretched souls who don’t happen to rake in millions [...]

Halloween XXVII

Is there any such thing anymore as a Republican deemed unworthy of opining on the news of the day?  Is there any conduct so aberrant, lie so flagrant, hypocrisy so astounding, nor unbroken record of utter failure enough to get these blowhards off the TV and Op/Ed pages once and for all? No, Virginia, there [...]