04 Jan 2008

BREAKING NEWS FROM IOWA: Religious Right Found To Have Influence In Republican Party

The first thing I did when NBC called Iowa for Huck was I started laughing. After that, I started looking around the wingnutosphere for prime reax to share.

I was not disappointed.

Pantload: Lots of evangelicals voting for a Baptist minister? In a Republican primary in Iowa?! Wow, never saw that one coming!


03 Jan 2008

Iowa Independents Prefer Democrats 2:1 Over Republicans

I have no idea who’s going to win in Iowa today. But I have uncovered more evidence that the Unity ’08/the-Democratic-Congress-is-less-popular-than-Bush crowd really needs to STFU immediately. “Thousands more Iowa independent voters are expected to turn out for Democrat presidential candidates than Republicans at today’s Iowa caucuses.”

02 Jan 2008

Romney: Bush Screwed Up Iraq But Has “Kept Us Safe”

Willard may be an opportunistic phony, but he’s no dummy.

“I think we did a less than effective job in managing the conflict following the collapse of Saddam Hussein,” the former Massachusetts governor said at a news conference. “I think we were underprepared for what occurred, understaffed, underplanned, and, in some respects, undermanaged.”

“Less than effective job” is obviously CEO-speak for “screwed the pooch.”

01 Jan 2008

Why Won’t Conservatives Offer A Serious Critique Of My “Republicans Are Really Stupid” Thesis?

Poor Jonah Goldberg. He’s pouting because there’s no “serious” progressive who’s willing to write what he considers to be a thoughtful review of his new book, Liberal Fascism.

…some other liberal actually reads the book and offers a sustained argument against it. Honestly: I would actually like to read such a review.

31 Dec 2007

“Charlie Wilson’s War” Celebrates Our Destructive Foreign Policy

Having read lots of positive reviews and generally liking everyone involved with the movie, I saw Charlie Wilson’s War over the holiday. It was extremely entertaining, beautifully produced and well acted (though Hanks never quite got that East Texas accent right). It was also a love letter to the aggressive imperialism and military interventionism that Very Serious People in both parties agree should be the United States’ foreign policy.

26 Dec 2007

Bush Economy Is One Big Lump Of Coal For Retailers

I thought Republicans were supposed to be good for business. “A surge in spending over the weekend may not have been enough to rescue Target, Sears Holdings and Macy’s from the slowest holiday spending season in five years.” A five year low! Why on Earth would that be?

25 Dec 2007

Pope Joins Secular Progressive Tree-Hugger Conspiracy

Pope Benny is sounding very alarmist and hysterical the state of the planet this holiday Christmas season.

On the day Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ some 2,000 years ago, Benedict referred to one early father of the church, Gregory of Nyssa, a bishop in what is now Turkey. “What would he say if he could see the state of the world today, through the abuse of energy and its selfish

25 Dec 2007

Ho. Ho. Ho.

Merry Christmas from the Blue Texans.

24 Dec 2007

Huckabee Calls Extremist War-Mongering Preacher A “Great Leader”

After locking up the Minuteman vote, Huck is making a play for the “let’s start WWIII for Jesus” crowd with his visit to John Hagee’s megachurch.

24 Dec 2007

No Matter Which Democrat Wins, So Does The Pentagon

I’m disappointed that the Democratic front-runners aren’t articulating anything closely resembling a progressive foreign policy. The articles they wrote for Foreign Affairs are not encouraging.

Let’s start with Obama, who is supposedly running against the Washington conventional wisdom that’s gotten us in so much trouble. He wants to “rebuild” the military (read: