Posts Tagged ‘Nashville’

The Athens of the South

UPDATED BELOW: It’s fitting that the Teabaggers chose Nashville for their hoedown; it’s safely within the Bible Belt, but full of enough crass, ersatz show business to offset its provincial dreariness and add to the absurd fakery of the whole event. ┬áIt’s been twenty years since I last visited that fair city, but I doubt [...]

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 [...]