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Democrats and Republicans BOTH own this freaking mess

Dear Democrats: What in the hell were you thinking?   She was a lousy candidate, but you couldn’t take your blinders off to see that.   She was the very epitome of the entrenched political class, and carried in decades of luggage on top of it.  She never had a chance.  You guys need to engage in [...]

“Son of the Devil’s Spawn”

My goodness, things have gotten nasty.  From RealClearPolitics: “Rahm Emanuel is son of the devil’s spawn, Rep. Eric Massa (D-NY) said. “He is an individual who would sell his mother to get a vote. He would strap his children to the front end of a steam locomotive.” Dang!  And these guys supposedly play on the [...]

Running Against Success in Texas (Good Luck With That)

There’s lots of commentary out this morning about incumbent Rick Perry’s win over Kay Bailey Hutchison in the Texas GOP gubernatorial primary. The general take-away seems to be that Governor Perry benefited from (as Jonathan Martin puts it at the Politico) “an anti-Washington message in an already volatile political environment”. I really don’t think so, [...]

The Green Jobs Debacle

Yo!  Congress!  Could you ‘splain this please? Nearly $2 billion in money from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act has been spent on wind power, funding the creation of enough new wind farms to power 2.4 million homes over the past year. But the study found that nearly 80 percent of that money has gone [...]

Sarah Palin’s Missing Skin

I’m looking forward to reading Sarah Palin’s book. Like Barack Obama’s Dreams from My Father, Palin’s Going Rogue will likely give insights into how she thinks, and who she is at a much deeper level than hyper-partisan electoral politics could ever give. I expect to come away from reading it with an even stronger liking [...]