Republicans rebooting an old classic

It’s no “it’s been pretty well confirmed that [Mohamed Atta, the leader of the 19 9/11 hijackers] did go to Prague and he did meet with a senior official of the Iraqi intelligence service in Czechoslovakia last April, several months before the attack,” which was really a masterful display of lying in the service of… Continue reading Republicans rebooting an old classic

Here are a bunch of crazy things that got said in the GOP debates yesterday

Despite feeling like I would much rather have been regrouting the bathroom tile or mulching my yard or something, I really did try to watch both of the Republican debates yesterday. I guess I could try to write some kind of analytical thing about what was said, but as that would risk imparting a level… Continue reading Here are a bunch of crazy things that got said in the GOP debates yesterday

Call it “Real Candidates of the Republican Party”

These people belong in a Bravo reality show, not running for president: If Lindsey Graham has to change cellphone numbers, he has Donald Trump to thank. On Tuesday, Trump ramped up his attacks on the South Carolina senator — who made headlines Monday for calling the Donald a “jackass” — and even gave out Graham’s… Continue reading Call it “Real Candidates of the Republican Party”

Why is it so hard to admit that it’s racism?

As the dust settles from Wednesday night’s horrific attack on the Emanuel Church in Charleston, some of America’s keenest thought leaders are furrowing their brows in wonderment over what could have possessed 21 year old Dylann Storm Roof to commit such violence upon 9 other human beings. So far, all we have to go on… Continue reading Why is it so hard to admit that it’s racism?

Then it’s not much of a nation, is it?

One of the many incoherent elements of the modern American right is its simultaneous insistence that America is the greatest, strongest, best country that exists or ever has existed in history, but that it’s constantly in danger of total collapse if it gets hit by anything metaphorically stronger than a moderate breeze. Here’s Cliff Kincaid,… Continue reading Then it’s not much of a nation, is it?

Lindsey Graham campaigns on a “Punish Thoughtcrime” platform

“Wrongthink is doubleplusungood,” says area vanity presidential candidate, adding, “those who commit thoughtcrime must be executed, LOL KIDDING.” Soon-to-be presidential candidate Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) could be heard laughing on Saturday as he told a crowd of Iowa Republicans that if an American were suspected of associating with terrorists, he would order a drone to… Continue reading Lindsey Graham campaigns on a “Punish Thoughtcrime” platform

“…and then there’s, um, alcohol, and algorithms, and Al Gore, and…”

The thing about Lindsey Graham is that he’s normally dumb enough that when he says a thing that could either be a bad joke or something extra dumb, you’re never sure which way to go with it. So it is with this gem of a quote: “Everything that starts with ‘Al’ in the Middle East… Continue reading “…and then there’s, um, alcohol, and algorithms, and Al Gore, and…”