Late Night FDL: Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

By: Saturday February 11, 2012 8:00 pm

How must it feel to be Mitt Romney right now, seeing Rick Santorum bubbling up to the top in the latest national polls? Is he starting to get the hint yet that — presumptive front-runner or not — the Republican base just doesn’t want him to be their nominee for the White House?


Late Night FDL: What Do They Want?

By: Friday January 20, 2012 8:00 pm

Like a lot of folks, I’ve been having a grand time poking fun at the Republican 2012 presidential nomination contest for several months now.  But at this point, it’s almost gotten too surreal for even a cynic like me. As of a week ago, most of the drama (or comedy) seemed to be over, as [...]

Ballot Suppression: You’re Doin’ It Wrong

By: Friday January 13, 2012 6:01 pm

Shorter Rick Perry: “No, no, it’s supposed to be hard to get a ballot, not hard to get on a ballot!”

Late Night FDL: Mourning Newt

By: Friday January 6, 2012 8:00 pm

If you begin to feel like your sense of the seasons is out of whack, it’s not just the mild winter weather across the country right now.  The frightening upshot of Mitt Romney’s clear path to the Republican nomination for the White House is that it might as well be the fall of 2012 right [...]

Late Night FDL: Is Newt’s Teabag Too Big to Burst?

By: Friday December 9, 2011 8:00 pm

For most of this year, Mitt Romney’s strategy seemed to be working beautifully.

With the Iowa caucuses only a few weeks away, though, there’s not much time left for Newt Gingrich — the latest standard-bearer for tea-party Republicans’ tangled fantasies and resentments — to self-destruct.

Late Night FDL: Race to the Bottom (of the Well of Crazy)

By: Friday November 18, 2011 8:00 pm

As you’ve perhaps already heard, Cain today chose to tackle head-on the questions raised by his obvious brain freeze when asked about Libya earlier this week (see the video above: “OK… Libya… President Obama… supported the uprising, correct?”). Unfortunately, the results suggest that Cain’s damage-control strategies haven’t improved since the previous weeks’ allegations of sexual harassment.

Late Night FDL: That Which Does Not Kill Herman Cain…

By: Friday November 4, 2011 8:00 pm

Okay, it wasn’t exactly betting on the Cardinals to win the World Series when they were still 5 games short of a playoff spot in mid-September, I’ll admit that. But still, you can see in this week’s news stories what I meant three weeks ago when I told you Herman Cain’s rivals for the GOP presidential nomination were due to turn up the heat against him. And to boot, I wasn’t far off the mark with my lame joke educated guess that the insinuations against him would be sexual in nature.

Late Night FDL: A Very Scary Halloween Weekend

By: Friday October 28, 2011 8:00 pm

With Halloween coming up on Monday, there’s going to be a lot of grown-ups attending masquerade parties this weekend. Which, unfortunately, has meant a lot of long, last-minute lines in crowded costume stores — including the one in Washington, D.C., where all the Republican presidential candidates went shopping earlier this week.

Late Night FDL: About to Get Hotter Than Any Pizza Oven

By: Friday October 14, 2011 8:00 pm

So, let’s see… where did I leave off when I last posted here, two weeks ago? Oh, yeah, something about how the short-lived front-runner status of GOP presidential wannabes like Michele Bachmann and Rick Perry demonstrated that “there’s something inherent about Republican party politics that makes being new and untested a plus and sustained public exposure a problem.”

Late Night FDL: The GOP Pre-Primary Hazing Ritual, Continued

By: Friday September 30, 2011 8:00 pm

The way the Republican Party keeps shuffling through front-runners for its 2012 presidential nomination, you almost start to wonder if these folks aren’t firm advocates of recycling after all.

Disposability is certainly something they have down pat.

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