Posts Tagged ‘Social Security’

Fever Dreams

Well, then. Vice President Paul Ryan.  Just let that one roll off your tongue, and suddenly you realize something even more deeply dysfunctional than previously expected has happened to America.  Although the Village press, with David Gregory the most nauseating among them but hardly unique, has fallen into a collective swoon for the “young,” “bold,” [...]

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, [...]

Two Different Things

“Whut gempmums* say an’ whut gempmums mean is two diff’ent things.” -Mammy, to Scarlett in “Gone With the Wind.” *”gentlemen” in Mammy-ese…  (as a slave, she knew what she was talking about.) Where’s Mammy when you need her?  The formation of the Cat Food Commission is merely the latest example of the media and political [...]

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 [...]