Late Night: The Presidential Future Doesn’t Look Any Better for the Republicans

By: Friday August 3, 2012 8:00 pm

Given the way that Mitt Romney’s campaign recently managed to turn an extended overseas photo-op into an exercise in self-immolation, followed by the ongoing Chinese water torture-style debate over his unrevealed tax returns — gosh, the trip to Europe sure did a great job steering the conversation away from that, didn’t it?! — it’s not exactly going out on a limb to say that he’s proving to be something less than an ideal presidential candidate.


Late Night FDL: The Nitty Gritty

By: Friday March 9, 2012 8:00 pm

When Lou Reed wrote “Things go from bad to weird” 30 years ago, he might well have been thinking of this week in politics. Amazingly, it’s only been in the space of a few days that news junkies’ attention has been drawn from the ongoing clusterf**k of the Republican presidential campaign to advertisers pouring fuel on Rush Limbaugh’s self-immolation, and then to whatever you call this zombie-Breitbart manufactured controversy.

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: 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.

The GOP Pre-Primary Hazing Ritual: Who’s Got Next?

By: Saturday May 21, 2011 7:00 pm

I have bad news for all of you election/schadenfreude junkies out there… like all good things, Newt Gingrich Humiliation Week is drawing to a close. Yes, there may be a few last sparks from whatever Sunday talkfest Newt is gracing with his presence this weekend, and he’ll continue trudging through the small towns of New Hampshire and other early primary/caucus states next week. Between the media’s gnat-like attention span and a presumed (if woefully late) improvement in message discipline by Gingrich and his press secretary, though, most of the fun probably has already been had.

The good news, however, is that starting Monday, it will be Tim Pawlenty‘s turn in the barrel…

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