Posts Tagged ‘Newt Gingrich’

The Long-Lasting Boehner

Call your doctor, America; this Boehner has lasted a lot more than four hours. It was always hard for me to believe that House Republicans, who are if anything more extreme than in the bombastic Newt’s heyday, settled for a colorless ol’ cocktailhag like the Boehner in the first place.  In a party bursting with [...]

The Stale, Pale, Males

  Mike Papantonio, who’s been subbing a lot for Thom Hartmann and Ed Schultz lately on their radio shows, calls today’s Republicans (among other things), “the stale, pale, males.”  This admittedly juvenile moniker, unfortunately, gets more accurate each day.  If anything, it’s a bit of an understatement.  Yesterday we were treated to yet another Republican [...]

Want a Ride (on top of my) Cadillac(s)?

I make more money than….  Calvin Coolidge.  Put together. Lina Lamont in Singin’ in the Rain Back in the quaint days of 2008, it was a bit of a scandal when John McCain couldn’t remember how many houses he had.   Four years later, Mitt Romney is attempting to “connect” with Michigan voters by telling them [...]

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 [...]

Dumb As A Post, But Cute

When you enter the alternative universe of Politico, it’s always a good idea to steel yourself against infantile false equivalencies, stunningly obvious conventional wisdom, and drearily repeated Republican talking points.  That way, you’ll suffer through far fewer poorly written articles that, like watching Fox News, will make you dumber than if you’d spent your time [...]

The Other Place

Each day, I thank the Flying Spaghetti Monster for the UK’s Guardian.  Where else can an American go to find out what the rest of the world thinks of us?  Certainly not Kaplan’s loss leader, the WaPoo, and undoubtedly not Judy Miller’s old place, the New York Times.  That unusually worthwhile newspaper reported today that, [...]

Six of One, Half Dozen of the Other

One of the presidential candidates came out today to argue for lower corporate tax rates, increased domestic drilling for fossil fuels, and less government regulations on business, following an earlier push to get rid of whole departments of the federal government.  Rick Perry?  Naw, everything was pronounced correctly.  Mitt Romney?  Nope, too straightforward.  Gingrich?  Much [...]

Magic Underwear, Deep Pockets

    “On an occasion of this sort, it becomes more than a moral duty to speak one’s mind.  It becomes a pleasure.” –Gwendolyn Fairfax in The Importance of Being Earnest “Ain’t it delicious, being so pernicious;  fuck those Mormon sons of bishes.” –Ida Richilieu, in The Man Who Fell in Love With the Moon [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]