Posts Tagged ‘Karl Rove’

The Stage Is Set For The Duration

Recent items in the news: The commandant of the marine corps said a few days ago U.S. forces will likely be at the “war on terror,” or whatever it’s called now, for a bit longer, maybe another decade.  Or more. The marine leader’s remarks echo those by an obscure defense official overseeing undercover doo doo.  [...]

Happy Birthday, Tricky Dick

  Today former President (!) Richard Nixon would have been 100, and I’m sorry the ol’ creep isn’t still around; since he would undoubtedly be in a very bad mood.  You see, his most infamous legal doctrine, “if the President does it, it is not illegal,” once a shockingly outrageous statement, is now comfortably enshrined [...]

Going for the Gold

“….It will be his Waterloo; it will break him.” –Soon-to-be former Senator (!) Jim DeMint astutely predicting President Obama’s imminent political demise. Probably one of the best things about being Republican is that they have a safety net that really is a hammock, that is if your idea of a hammock is a reversible sable/chinchilla [...]

Crazy Like a Fox

As soon as MSNBC called Ohio for Obama last night, I couldn’t wait to switch over to Fox, worried about how those poor little troupers were bearing up.   It was a surreal and revealing experience.  The coverage appeared comparatively straight up at first; Megyn Kelly and Bret Baier were in states of robotic catatonia, like [...]

Phoning It In

As the campaign season enters its final phase, I’m struck by the curious languor of the Republican campaign; they’ve stopped advertising in Michigan and Pennsylvania, and Mitt spent his bounce-free post-convention week on a boat.  Of course, this could be a case of children being too quiet, but it’s increasingly apparent that for whatever reason, [...]

Dances With Roves

In a stunningly unsurprising development, NBC’s “Meet the Press,” formerly the Sunday morning leader, has reached a 20-year nadir in its ratings.  Thus, people who are too lazy on a hungover morning to drink poison or gouge out their eyeballs prefer George fucking Stefanopoulous over Karl Rove’s B-girl, David Gregory, and his laughably execrable show. [...]

Unforced Errors

UPDATED BELOW: Today Obama spokesman Jay Carney got understandably mixed up as to whether the Administration had bothered to endorse anybody in the historic gubernatorial recall in that state, what do you call it, where they make cheese.  Those of us who follow politics, of course, know that the Koch Bros. rollout for taking over [...]

Eating Worms

Nobody likes me; everybody hates me. I think I’ll go out and eat some worms. That little childhood ditty rings in my ears as I read about how Republicans are fighting the apocalyptic battle they have set up this fall’s elections to be; through whining, cheating, and dirty tricks, and doing other disgusting things that [...]

The Fix Is In

In about the least surprising development one could possibly imagine, cardboard cutout Mitt Romney “won” Florida, or more accurately, “bought” Florida.  Turns out that fetid swampland is more expensive than you’d think; Romney’s completely unrelated and totally coincidental Super PAC ponied up the cash for 13,000 television ads to battle Newt’s, uh, 200.  96% percent [...]

Little Men

They’re everywhere – these little men. No tendentious description of the phenomenon is required, nor is a detailed and boring historical context necessary, since they (like the poor) “have always been with us.”   But the sudden “surge” of poseurs, fakers, demagogues, deadbeats, and crooks stands out right now, as our vaunted world economy teeter-totters, [...]