Posts Tagged ‘Mitch McConnell’

Private Idaho

Now, I’m not usually known for my optimism, but the last couple days of very light blogging have yielded a few unexpectedly encouraging signs.  To wit: UPDATED: Oh yeah. I forgot to tell you that the Boner, no less, dumped at least three anti-tax teabaggers off of their committee posts because they thought rather absurdly [...]

Book Learning

One of the great advantages of having spent an embarrassingly large amount of my disposable income over a quarter century on books is that the darn things just never stop coming in handy.  Although lack of space, blogging, and less travel in the last few years has sharply slowed my acquisition rate, for each Presidency [...]

Bum Fight

Until today, I was pretty depressed about the political season; now my mood has perked up considerably.  In the aftermath of Santorum being labeled, once again, “a solid #2,” and reading headlines like, “Mitt Romney, Ron Paul Face Awkward Moment After Emergence of Santorum,” heck, maybe this crummy election will be good for some laughs [...]

Blind Ambition at the Tea Party

Mitch McConnell had something astonishing to say to the National Journal over the weekend.  He told his interviewer that “retaking the government” was the only real priority of the Republican Party for the next two years.  That’s it.  Unaccountable power, or they take their toys and go home.  Without a trace of embarrassment, the grandmotherly [...]

Oops, They Did It Again

One kind of funny, and certainly satisfying thing about the conservative “successes” of the past few decades is that so many of them are still just lying around, like turd piles in the yard, that they keep getting stepped in at the worst possible moments. About five minutes before or after John McCain picked Phil [...]

SSSHHH… Not in Front of the Servants

Is it just me, or is GOP giddiness about their chimerical but purportedly inevitable “sweep” in the next election leading them into near daily outbursts of unseemly candor?  Those of us on the left know quite well that they hold their non-rich supporters in utter contempt, but they at least used to recognize that most [...]