Late Night: Booby Prizes

By: Thursday January 24, 2013 8:00 pm

I’ve often wondered what on earth it is that drives people to become Republicans.  Is it personal wealth and privilege?  Sometimes, undoubtedly.  Deep-seated bigotry?  That tends to play a role as well.  Stupidity?  Yes, but that only applies to voters, not the politicians themselves.

The likeliest answer, however, isn’t grounded in such subjective, and ultimately unknowable, value systems. 

 

Wingnut Welfare: Fishwrap Edition

By: Thursday July 12, 2012 8:00 pm

As the still-unfolding recession leads to a disturbing preponderance of PhD’s working at Subway, there is one increasingly infuriating bright spot of iron-clad job security: the op/ed page of your local newspaper.  Once upon a time, the op/ed page became my favorite part of the newspaper; as the third kid out of four, I seldom [...]

Rich Lowry’s Lost that Tingling Feeling

By: Monday December 26, 2011 6:25 am

Poor sad little Rich. Today he echoes the conservative lament that the GOP just “doesn’t have our A Team on the field.” “A” apparently stands for Anonymous, because he has trouble even imagining who that might be.

Rich Lowry: Tea Party is “Polite, Patriotic”; Occupy Wall Street is “Pathetic, Toxic”

By: Tuesday October 4, 2011 10:30 am

Now that a genuinely grassroots movement (not an astroturf creation of Dick Armey) has risen up against Wall Street, the right is lashing out.

Editor of National Review Disappointed to Discover Entire 2012 Republican Presidential Field Completely Sucks

By: Tuesday March 1, 2011 10:30 am

Rich “Starbursts” Lowry haz a big sad over the GOP’s shitty 2012 candidates.

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