Dear Michael Steele: Keep’em coming

Quote of the day from new GOP chairman Michael Steele: “Not in the history of mankind has the government ever created a job.” Kinda tough knowing where to start with this crap. “Not in the history of mankind…” presupposes that the US government has been around since, well, the...

Do You Believe in Magic?

Carmen D puts the latest iteration of the “Magic Negro” controversy in broader context by revisiting an old post of hers on the original source of the conservative meme, a 2007 LA Times op-ed by author (and OG Vast Left Wing Conspirator) David Ehrenstein: Ehrenstein seems to think that Barack...

McCain, RNC Attempt to Play Both Sides of Bailout Bill

Before the Bailout Bill actually failed to pass in the House of Representatives, the Republican National Committee telegraphed its intentions, airing a vicious anti-Obama ad laying all the blame of the bills passage at his feet.  McCain suspended his campaign in order to help the passage of the bill,...

Why? It Didn’t Help McCain Any

The RNC has decided to take Obama to task for not learning about our little country of occupation first hand.  Because Obama’s gone over two years without visiting Iraq, the GOP are siezing upon that fact to try and humiliate him on foreign policy. My question: Why?  It’s not like visiting Iraq...

Anatomy of “100 Years”

In a fit of pure irony, the Republican party has been up in arms over something they have turned into fine art. I suppose, what’s good for the goose is not good for the gander. The uproar, of course, stems from a recent DNC ad that I myself wasn’t particularly thrilled with. Of course, my...