Posts Tagged ‘Michele Bachmann’

The New Cuban Missile Crisis

For some reason, a lot of Republican broads never learned much about the Cuban Missile Crisis.  Is it because they’re too busy being taught to hate the Kennedys?  Is it because no Freedom Bombs got dropped?  Dana Perino was probably the best, having never even heard of such a thing, but Michele Bachmann takes the [...]

The Special Olympics

I’ve been loath to post over the past few days, partly because I’m in Napa, and partly because the stupidity of the news of late leaves me depressed, tongue-tied, and even thirstier than usual.  All such conditions lead inevitably to writer’s block, although the comic possibilities of Weinergate were admittedly tempting.  I was finally roused [...]

Delusions of Gipperhood

When I finally stopped laughing, spraying booze all over, and dumbfoundedly slapping my forehead over Wisconsin Governor (!) Scott Walker’s fawning and delusional 20-minute kiss-up to an anonymous caller unconvincingly posing as uber-oligarch David Koch captured on tape, I got to thinking.  What, in heaven’s name, could make a person so gloriously, blindly lacking in [...]

Send In The Clowns

Over at TPM, they published the results of the New Hampshire straw poll for the GOP presidential nominee in 2012, and it looks like Obama can continue to phone it in as before, and not worry too much about how lame he is. The worthies, using the term loosely, are: 1) Mitt Romney 35.14% Really. [...]

It’s My Party, And I’ll Cry If I Want To

Predictably, incoming Speaker of the House (!) John Boehner cried when handed the gavel by Nancy Pelosi, and as promised, he and his party are about to give America plenty to cry about.  Of course, several of the lies they told to get the House majority have already been exploded, most significantly the $100 billion [...]

Math Class is Tough

Increasingly it seems that Republican candidates are, in the post-Reagan era, chosen solely as spokesmodels; it’s just like choosing an anchorwoman at Fox News, really.  Not much upstairs, but what a staircase…  You’re hired.   This trend has two roots: the first is that Republicans fundamentally believe that intellect, energy, and accomplishment are only found, [...]

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 [...]

What’s That You’re Waving?

Newt Gingrich took to the airwaves today to announce what all of the beltway elite have been talking about with dreary repetitiveness for months….  2010 is going to be a “wave” election that sweeps Republicans back into power, whereupon the regrettable accident of Democratic government will be well and truly set aside for good. Michele [...]

The Island of Misfit Toys

Every time I start to worry about Republicans’ embarrassing overconfidence in their imminent “resurgence,” along comes Michele Bachmann, and I take heart. Bachmann thoroughly rejected the idea of a social guarantee of health care, saying that the rights guaranteed in America’s founding ideals affirm “your right to own property, not necessarily the right or a [...]

A Plan That Needs a Planet

The GOP strategy for achieving its already media-trumpeted 2010 landslide is shaping up, and it has to be admired for its sheer audacity, as well as its desperate but hardly unwarranted reliance on the media continuing to be as stupid as it was throughout the Bush years.  Richard Cohen, David Broder, and David Gregory are [...]