Posts Tagged ‘Politico’

Village Idiots, Continued

Against my better judgement, I wandered over to Politico for a little look-see at what was passing for Village Conventional “Wisdom” on this dreary Tuesday, and boy howdy, should I have stayed home.  Although there was, at the top of the page, one article that mentioned the, uh, President; except for an irrelevant smidgen of [...]

Sore Losers

Although we all know you can’t spell Politico without POO, the story about Paul Ryan referring to Romney as “Stench” and Boston calling Ryan “Gilligan” certainly has the benefit of plausibility; after all, even children understand that there’s no honor among thieves, and certainly no loyalty.  Like Palin before him, Ryan was hurriedly trotted out [...]

Stupid White People

It was obvious that Mitt Romney would face something of a hostile audience at the NAACP convention today,  given that Nixon’s comparatively subtle Southern Strategy has blossomed in the Obama era from coded dog whistles to 76 trombones blasting “Dixie,” but I’m a tad disappointed he only got booed the once.  His undoubtedly carefully crafted [...]

The Seinfeld Candidate

An article in Politico today, ostensibly about Romney’s conspicuous lack of the “vision thing,” inadvertently revealed the Republican playbook dating back at least to Nixon.  Reagan flack Ken Khachigian put it pretty bluntly as he dismissed the whinings of dreamy idealists like Ken Blackwell and Mark McKinnon, who both thought Romney ought to try to, [...]

Has Fox Gone Commie?

There was an absurd, likely planted story in Politico today about how Fox News had “moved to the left” here lately.  I, personally, see no evidence of this.  Looking at their website, a grueling, thankless task that was evidently too much for Politico, I noticed that every article was either Obama-bashing, Republican-fellating, or included celebrity [...]

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 [...]

Education, Politico Style

Whenever I find myself in a good mood, and yet with a blog to write, I’m forced to go over to Politico to find something that will annoy me enough to drive me to drink, which usually leads to writing.  In a sense, I kind of owe them.  The worst, of course, are the little [...]

Shoo, Blimp. I’ve Got a Sammy

Well, it turns out that sun and fun with the Koch brothers in Rancho Mirage more closely resembled life in Baghdad’s Green Zone, but thank heaven, the plutocrats were ready. The Kochs, you see, have an awful lot of money, more than $40 billion between them, and consider that amount (with a lot left over [...]

Helen Speaks

One of the things I do in my free time, besides write this blog and drink to excess, is write the occasional love letter to Helen Thomas.  Now, I don’t like to bother her.  I only do it when she says something so typically transcendent and BS-cutting that I just can’t resist….  Like she did [...]

Story time with uncle dick

Over at Politico, three intrepid journalists, Joe, Moe, and Curly, looked around Washington, and not seeing anything interesting or consequential going on, piled into the minivan for a trip to a dumpy, unmarked office in suburban Virginia to uncover some real news, from the one source they trust, Dick Cheney.  Scampering down the hallway, they [...]