Meet the heretofore unknown “Never Trump” candidate who might just hand the election to Trump

Hey everybody, big news! “Principled Conservatives,” a term that Bill Kristol has used so often lately I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s had it tattooed across his back, have finally found their man to make an independent run against Donald Trump, and it’s big. Which intrepid and clearly well-known (otherwise it would be total folly… Continue reading Meet the heretofore unknown “Never Trump” candidate who might just hand the election to Trump

Pat Robertson making even less sense than usual

Via Wonkette, Right Wing Watch gives you Pat Robertson: The non-video version is that some lady named Jane wrote to Pat and asked him “what she should say to a coworker who asked her, ‘Why did God allow my baby to die?’” And Pat knew just what to say to this grieving mother: “look, lady,… Continue reading Pat Robertson making even less sense than usual

Conspiracy theory faceoff

Ever since I got the first whiff of the emerging right-wing conspiracy around the military’s Jade Helm 15 training exercise, I have gone to great lengths to avoid hearing, seeing, reading about, or otherwise coming into contact with any mention of the whole story. There’s just nothing to it. We’re talking about a group of… Continue reading Conspiracy theory faceoff

It’s all about control, not “nutrition”

Limiting food choices for people on SNAP isn’t about “nutrition,” it’s about control. It’s about the deeply ingrained right-wing belief that poor people are poor because of some moral failure rather than the normal outcome of the unequal economic and political system we’ve concocted for ourselves. That moral failure, whatever we’re imagining it to be,… Continue reading It’s all about control, not “nutrition”

Still waiting for the crisis

I suppose I’m not their target audience and so I just don’t get it, but does it ever occur to hate groups that say America is in “crisis” because THE GAYS are getting married that, you know, there’s not actually a crisis? Maybe the gays getting married is itself the crisis, but the argument always… Continue reading Still waiting for the crisis

Seriously, though, what the hell is wrong with Ann Coulter?

I probably throw the word “sociopath” around too often, though I really do think it’s a lot more prevalent among our elites than we’d like to think. But what do you call the things that come out of Ann Coulter’s mind? They’re beyond sociopathic, so…depraved? Sadistic? She’s at her worst in her most recent screed.… Continue reading Seriously, though, what the hell is wrong with Ann Coulter?

Paternalism for thee, poor person, but not for me or any of my pals

In his defense of Paul Ryan’s compassionate plan to help the poor by treating them like ex-cons, Reihan Salam lifts the veil around the whole “libertarian, unless” side of movement er, reform, I mean reform, conservatism: If all of this caseworker talk sounds paternalistic to you, you’re on to something. Conservatives hate nanny-statism, and are… Continue reading Paternalism for thee, poor person, but not for me or any of my pals