Ghosts in the machine – the GOP enters the spectrum of invisible light


The House Freedom Caucus is suddenly not far right enough for the extremists in the base of the Republican Party. Less than two weeks ago, it was their stubbornness that drove the House Republican Conference into disarray over the establishment leadership's inability to garner enough support to get Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-California) elected as… Continue reading Ghosts in the machine – the GOP enters the spectrum of invisible light

Republicans praise truth one night, bury it the next


"We're not going to let our campaign be dictated by fact-checkers," Romney pollster Neil Newhouse, to an ABC breakfast panel, ahead of GOP vice presidential nominee, Rep. Paul Ryan's acceptance speech, Wednesday. It is kind of appropriate that Aeschylus' famous, fifth century, B.C., quote, "In war, truth is the first casualty," was popularized by a… Continue reading Republicans praise truth one night, bury it the next

Republican bridge too far takes a political toll


"I am disappointed that I won’t be able to continue my investigations of the Obama administration such as the risky loan guarantee to Solyndra and holding Planned Parenthood accountable to the taxpayers." - 12 term incumbent, Rep.Cliff Stearns (R-FL), in a written statement, after his narrow defeat to unknown Tea Party favorite Ted Yoho, Tuesday… Continue reading Republican bridge too far takes a political toll

War on Obamacare is murdering America


Your lives are being stalked, America, by an elephant wearing a red, white and blue waistcoat, carrying a gun supplied by the National Rifle Association, with a war chest supplied by fossil fuel millionaires like the Koch Brothers, and a hunting license granted by an ignorant and ill informed electorate that will be among the… Continue reading War on Obamacare is murdering America

Can’t march to 2012 in shoes from ’64


We all have them, those old, comfortable walking shoes that our feet know and love so well. If you lead with the left, you know you have a pair of moccasins or desert boots somewhere that are like a soft glove, perfect for a protest, gifted with gummy gumption necessary to pound the pavement for… Continue reading Can’t march to 2012 in shoes from ’64

‘Holy cow,’ said the elephant – Newt’s a RINO


"You're an embarrassment to our party." - Iowa Republican voter chastising Newt Gingrich, Monday, in-person, for his "undercutting" Rep. Paul Ryan's (R-WI) Medicare proposal on this week's "Meet the Press." What Newt Gingrich, and the GOP tomato throwers who have targeted him the last two days, have demonstrated so perfectly is that there is no… Continue reading ‘Holy cow,’ said the elephant – Newt’s a RINO