Heavy on criticism, light on solutions

So North Korea tested…something, maybe a hydrogen bomb although there’s reason to be skeptical about that, but something nuclear, on Wednesday, and Republican candidates are lining up to unload on President Obama and Hillary Clinton over it. Which, hey, it’s an election year, this is what happens. But when the talk turns to what any… Continue reading Heavy on criticism, light on solutions

Does Ben Carson’s strangeness matter?

I make a lot of jokes about Ben Carson and how he’s a few cards short of a full deck. But look, the guy was a freaking neurosurgeon, so he must know something about something, right? Here’s what I think: the fact that people are justifiably questioning Ben Carson’s intelligence despite the fact that he’s… Continue reading Does Ben Carson’s strangeness matter?

I found Ben Carson’s new campaign slogan

I didn’t watch the debate last night. Maybe I’ll never watch another presidential debate again. I don’t know. But I do know that the prospect of watching the best and brightest in the “Screw the Poor” party hold a debate on the “Screw the Poor” cable network was just too much for me to bear.… Continue reading I found Ben Carson’s new campaign slogan

Republicans change idiots mid-meltdown

Congratulations to confessed attempted murderer and alleged real doctor Ben Carson as he surges past ambulatory mouth Donald Trump to the top of the Crazytown Hall of Fame voting Republican primary field polling: Carson won the support of 26% of Republican primary voters, compared to 22% who are backing Trump, according to CBS News/New York… Continue reading Republicans change idiots mid-meltdown

Well, at least his priorities are in the right place

Ben Carson is taking a break from this whole presidential campaign thing to make a little money: Republican presidential contender Dr. Ben Carson has put his public campaign events on hold for two more weeks to go on book tour for his new tome “A More Perfect Union” and catch up on fundraising events. The… Continue reading Well, at least his priorities are in the right place

Please stop ignoring the real bigotry of Ben Carson’s comments

With the full-court right wing press on to rehabilitate Ben Carson’s statement that a Muslim shouldn’t be elected president, it’s worth noting that a lot of people (particularly in the media) seem to be so wrapped up in the “president” part of Carson’s comments that they’re missing what’s really offensive about what he said. It’s… Continue reading Please stop ignoring the real bigotry of Ben Carson’s comments

The Trump Primary

Today, the classiest candidate in the Republican field declared that if when if he’s elected president, he won’t even take a salary. What a guy! If the latest CNN poll is to be believed, the Republican primary is a four person race at the moment (Trump, Fiorina, Carson, and Rubio, with JEB just hanging around),… Continue reading The Trump Primary