What Will The 2012 Election Be About Now?

I was planning to wake up this morning and write a long post about the moral questions posed by a fiscal debate which asks us to sacrifice our long earned social-societal compact but doesn’t even bother to offer up any alternatives. That plan was destroyed in a matter of seconds by the following...

Is Trump the Perot of 2012?

Most certainly if he goes through with this promise to the Wall Street Journal. Donald Trump will “probably” run as an independent candidate for U.S. President in 2012 if he does not receive the Republican party’s nomination, he told the Wall Street Journal in a video interview on Monday. “I hate what’s...

How Will Michele Bachmann Explain This One to the Tea Party?

It would appear that Rep. Michele Bachmann is one super-duper welfare queen. I wonder if she drives a Cadillac? But data compiled from federal records by Environmental Working Group, a nonprofit watchdog that tracks the recipients of agricultural subsidies in the United States, shows that Bachmann has an...

A “Special Comment” that is Once Again “Special”

I have to admit, lately the shine has kind of worn off Keith Olbermann’s shtick. Don’t get me wrong it is not that I dislike him or anything it’s just that when he first got his gig at MSNBC he sold it every night with his wit, intellect and knowledge of the facts. Then one day he...

Tea Party Loses Grassroots Cred

If the fact that Ginny Thomas, wife of Justice Clarence Thomas, is a teabagger doesn’t dispel any possible claims the Tea Party had on being a grassroots movement I don’t know what will. His wife, on the other hand, started the day in a blaze of publicity. Virginia Lamp Thomas, known to all as...

Tea Party Derangement Syndrome

Unless you have been living under a rock for the past six months it is clear that the ‘Tea Party’ supported candidates are garnering significant support from the frustrated Republican right as well as the media. While it has yet to be seen exactly how many actual voters will support these people...

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