The New Bitter Clingers
We all remember the quote nearly by heart, don’t we? “And it’s not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.” And if you forgot it, there it is. Along with it is that offended feeling you got when you first | Read More »
Reclaiming the Party
This is just embarrassing. Those were Erick’s words earlier this afternoon, and the statement is absolutely correct. The Republican Party, as it is and as it has been, is an utter embarrassment to those who vote for them. The guys up top – Boehner, McConnell (ESPECIALLY MCCONNELL), Cantor, Cornyn and the rest – listen to money, lobbyists and, strangely, Democrats, for guidance on what to | Read More »
Eunuchs in D.C.
That is probably the greatest post title I will ever have. Do you know what a eunuch is? They are 100% manhood-free people who were often tasked with guarding consorts and harems (their lack of any sex drive made them trustworthy). Because they became so trusted by their rulers, they got seats of power. The Eastern Han Dynasty of China is a great example of | Read More »