Sunday Late Night: Conservatism Is Being Failed

By: Sunday September 9, 2012 8:01 pm

As Digby says, conservatism cannot fail. It can only be failed.

So now that we have one of the most conservative major parties ever to present a presidential nominee, running on one of the most conservative platforms ever presented by a national party, that nominee, Mitt Romney, is in danger of failing.

Todd Akin, Rush Limbaugh, John Ashcroft, and Mark Twain

By: Monday August 20, 2012 4:15 pm

To people here in Missouri, Akin’s comments were not terribly surprising. Akin is a known commodity — known to be highly conservative and well in keeping with a non-trivial slice of the Missouri electorate.

Like Br’er Rabbit telling Br’er Fox not to throw him in the briar patch, Claire McCaskill ran ads on Fox News during the GOP primary fight, calling Akin “too conservative for Missouri”. With an endorsement like that, conservatives in the GOP primary race were happy to hand Akin a victory with 36% of the vote.

Fatster’s News Roundup from August 13, 2012

By: Tuesday August 14, 2012 6:17 am

Fatster rounds up news items from planet earth, including stories you might have missed about Presidential debate moderators, Colorado anti-abortion petition, Ryan on personhood, sexist clothing, Medicare penalties, Occupy our Homes, Sarah Palin, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Medicare cuts, more polls, Ayn Rand and Paul Ryan, CFTC and LIBOR, the not-JOBS Act, banksters, Syrian defections and much more.

Paul Ryan: Almost Famous

By: Sunday August 12, 2012 9:30 am

Want to know what America thinks of vice presidential nominees? Just consider Barry Goldwater’s 1964 choice, William E. Miller. A New York Congressman, Miller was so forgettable that American Express tapped him for one of its first “Do You Know Me?” commercials years later. Cameron Crowe even gave the name William Miller to the protagonist of Almost Famous.

Laying an Egg

By: Thursday August 2, 2012 8:00 pm

What the whole controversy seems to show is that in our depleted democracy wherein the only “vote” that matters (literally, if vote-suppressing Republicans have their way…), is measured in dollars, the right has taken caveat emptor into previously unattained heights: they no longer have to even call shit Shinola. It sells either way.

Dick Cheney’s VP Advice to Mitt Romney: Pick Me! Pick Me!

By: Sunday July 29, 2012 4:00 pm

It seems almost predictable that with Mitt Romney in Israel encouraging their government to start an unnecessary war, that the man whose lies and paranoia led America into a disastrous, unjustified and unnecessary war would have the chutzpah to presume to advise the apparent GOP nominee whom to select as his Vice Presidential running mate.

It’s now generally accepted that Dick Cheney’s advice to George Bush — pick me! pick me! – helped lead to over 4,500 pointless American deaths, tens of thousands of wounded, hundreds of thousands of tragic Iraqi deaths, millions of exiles and untold civil destruction that still makes the front pages of our newspapers.

Tripp Palin Would Make Perfect Chick-fil-A Spokesperson.

By: Tuesday July 24, 2012 6:14 pm

With his pedigree and language skills, the adorable, yet poorly disciplined tot would be the perfect replacement for the Muppets who have stepped away from their gig as Chick-fil-A spokespmodels in light of the corporate fowl fryer’s ‘tude.

McCain Says Romney Taxes Fine, But He Picked Palin Because She Was a “Better Candidate”

By: Tuesday July 17, 2012 1:31 pm

John McCain wants you to know that there wasn’t something devastating hidden in Mitt Romney’s 20 years of tax returns that stopped McCain from picking Romney over Sarah Palin. The reason McCain didn’t pick Romney, McCain says, is simply because Sarah Palin was a much better candidate. Oh.

The Case for an Early VP Pick

By: Tuesday July 17, 2012 11:00 am

The New York Times is reporting that Mitt Romney may officially select his running mate very soon, possibly as early as this week. If Romney does choose a running mate in July, it will be one of the earliest selections in presidential history. From a strategic perspective it seems announcing a running mate as early as possible is the right move.

Sunday Late Night: Veepstakes BushStank

By: Sunday July 1, 2012 8:01 pm

Here’s the central aspect of the Rmoney Presidential Campaign: he and his rich cronies need the American people, engaging our vaunted short-term memory, to forget all about the global depredation and financial collapse of the Bush Years. Mitt’s rebranded the GOP to be all about a Businessman President, who’s Compassionate Yet Principled, who will deregulate America to get bureaucrats out of the way of entrepreneurs and Big Bidness. Also: taxcuts!

Wait, how is this different from W?

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