Archive for the 'Republicans' Category

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 [...]

Plumbers and Metaphors

No, this post’s title doesn’t mean what you think it does. What I’m actually talking about is something else altogether.

Stuck in the middle with you

If you stand in the middle but the line gets moved, what happens?  I guess the Republicans can just ask Arlen Specter, who today declared his intention to switch parties. Since my election in 1980, as part of the Reagan Big Tent, the Republican Party has moved far to the right. Last year, more than [...]

The Great State of Texas…

… is led by a buffoon. “Texas is a unique place. When we came into the union in 1845, one of the issues was that we would be able to leave if we decided to do that,” Perry said. “My hope is that America and Washington in particular pays attention. We’ve got a great union. [...]

Real people and Statistics

I came across an interesting tidbit at The Trail (WaPo): In today’s Post-ABC tracking poll, Obama is winning 22 percent of conservatives. That’s his best showing yet among these voters, and if the percent holds on Election Day, it would be higher than conservative support for any Democratic nominee since 1980. Obama also wins 12 [...]