Late Night FDL: Game Theory

By: Thursday March 22, 2012 8:00 pm

A chorus of unconvincing shock arose when Mitt Romney’s flack so blithely admitted that whatever bonkers positions he’s taken to appeal to the craziest of Republican primary voters could simply be shaken away like the scribbles on an Etch-A-Sketch, and general election voters would be none the wiser. Although Romney’s desperate and flailing rivals evidently cleaned out Toys-R-Us to capitalize on this supposed gaffe, in fact his statement is anything but controversial; from Karl Rove’s K Street money-laundering shops on down to the lowliest Mississippi trailer park, Republicans applaud lying, as long as it wins elections. And for them, anyway, the lying tends to pay off.

Promising one thing and delivering its diametric opposite has a long and hallowed tradition in Republican politics.


Logic, not their strong suit

By: Monday November 28, 2011 1:30 am

Herman Cain was once — as hard as it is to believe — was once the front-runner for the GOP nomination. And considering that his biggest accomplishment was dropping hints while conducting job interviews that is quite a fact, in and of itself.

But there’s a reason he had the right-stuff for the Right-wing and that was his comfort with saying two completely contradictory things in adjoining sentences.

Rick Perry Embraces Class Warfare — Against Mitt Romney

By: Monday October 10, 2011 10:40 am

It appears that class warfare is totally OKIYAR.

Droit du Seigneur, Koch-Style

By: Monday October 3, 2011 1:30 am

For most people — well, non-Republicans for certain — funding a right-wing group with your billions and calling it “grass roots” would be a bit rich, and not just as a pun. But not for the Koch Brothers.

Jim DeMint Was For ObomneyCare Before He Was Against It

By: Friday May 6, 2011 6:01 pm

Jim DeMint’s position on the Mitt Romney/Barack Obama health care plan has, er, shifted a teeny tiny wee bit.

Your Republican Front-Runner, Mike “Pol Pot” Huckabee

By: Friday April 1, 2011 1:30 am

Imagine if a Democratic candidate had the temerity to praise Howard Zinn…who is actually, you know, a legitimate historian? But if you’re a Republican you can pretty much praise any crackpot and get a round of applause.

Few Surprised to Learn that Tea Party Presidential Straw Poll Winner is a Crazy Bigot

By: Tuesday March 29, 2011 6:00 pm

At the time, I thought it was kind of random when Herman Cain, the former Godfather’s Pizza CEO, won the Teabaggers’ presidential straw poll in Feburary. I mean, I follow these wingnuts pretty closely, and that really took me by surprise. But now it’s pretty easy to see why he won.

Penn Student to Thrice Married Newt Gingrich: You’re a Hypocrite

By: Wednesday February 23, 2011 10:30 am

Newt spoke at the University of Pennsylvania last night and a very bright young woman completely pwned him.

Lindsey Graham: Elections Only Have Consequences When Republicans Win

By: Sunday February 20, 2011 11:30 am

Here’s Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on “Meet the GOP” this morning.

Ayn Rand Fanboy Paul Ryan Used Social Security “Hammock” to Put Himself Through College

By: Friday January 28, 2011 10:30 am

Figures. This is a guy who requires his staffers to read Atlas Shrugged, and we now know that Ayn Rand was a big welfare queen herself.

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