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Reality, Virtualized

© Berkeley Breathed The bad news is that this presidential race is longer than any previous one in history. At least it is more entertaining than most (well, at least the Republican side). Anyone still think Trump will self destruct? Will Cruz pull ahead, despite the fact that nobody likes him? Will an establishment candidate […]

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Colbert Channels Palin

Stephen Colbert tasers his brain so that he can channel the original material girl, after she endorsed Donald Trump with an incoherent stream of unconsciousness. Why is Colbert on such a roll? Because Trump and Palin together are a comedian’s wet dream. UPDATE: Glenn Beck seems to be a bit upset that Palin endorsed Trump: […]

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If you can’t Trump him, join him.

The Republican presidential race might have reached a tipping point. Up until now, the GOP establishment has been primarily ignoring Donald Trump – hoping he will go away – or occasionally taking pot shots at him. To their dismay, these shots have completely (and unsurprisingly) backfired, mainly because the environment of anger, racism, and incivility […]

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Insanity

To nobody’s surprise, the very first act of Congress in 2016 is a bill that (once again) attempts to repeal Obamacare and defund Planned Parenthood. Speaker Paul Ryan seems proud of this action, and even admits that he knows the bill won’t become law, telling a conservative talk host: “You’re going to see us put […]

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The Stupidity of the Republican Party

To help you start the new year right, here’s an excerpt from Margaret and Helen, by Helen Philpot: Yesterday was the anniversary of the ratification of the Bill of Rights, a document that gave me the right to call Sarah Palin a bitch (1st Amendment) and idiots the right to own guns (2nd Amendment). And […]

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Gloom and Doom

One of my favorite things is checking up on people’s predictions of the future. Even better is when someone else does the checking up for me. Which brings us to this interesting article in ThinkProgress, containing four predictions made before the 2012 election of the dire things that would happen if Obama was reelected. The […]

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Will Trump Destroy the GOP?

Eugene Robinson has an interesting opinion piece in WaPo titled “How Donald Trump destroyed the Republican Party in 2015”, as if it is a fait accompli. He does soften that, saying “An entity called the GOP will survive — but can never be the same.” His point is that Trump has exploited the resentments and […]

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Third Time’s a Charm?

Republicans keep trying to create a conservative utopia, with predictable results. First there was Kansas, where Sam Brownback showed us how to cut taxes and destroy the social safety net, and when that failed, they doubled down with even more tax cuts (for the rich) and spending cuts, with disastrous results. But did they learn? […]

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Carly Fiorina is a Liar!

Salon has a great article titled “Carly Fiorina is a liar: And everyone should finally just say it — loudly“. So I am obliging them with my headline. She famously claimed to have seen a horrific video about Planned Parenthood. But when confronted by the fact that said video simply does not exist, she doubled […]

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Supreme Injustice in Wisconsin

More bad news from Conservative Utopia. And in an ironic way it is too bad that Wisconsin governor Scott Walker quit his run for the presidency, or else this story would be getting more attention. Part of why Walker never got any traction in his presidential bid is that his state’s economy has gone into […]

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Alternate Republican Realities

© Tom Tomorrow Transgendered liberal activist? Video of a living fetus being debrained? Pyramids are really grain silos? Unfortunately, I think Republicans have gone way beyond quantum mechanics and into quantum fantasy, where Republicans can believe multiple contradictory things at the same time, and people are losers just because someone said they are.

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Reagan and Bush Sr on Climate

Republicans like to think of themselves as the party of Reagan, but it is interesting to consider how if Reagan were a politician today he would almost certainly be branded a RINO, and voted out by the Tea Party know nothings. After all, Reagan passed strong gun control legislation, raised taxes, and gave amnesty to […]

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A Little Trump Music

Some officials in the Republican Party are starting to come to terms with the idea that Donald Trump may be the Republican nominee for president. After all, he is 20 points ahead of his closest rival (Ted Cruz, ick). While the presumed GOP heir apparent, Jeb Bush, is now polling at a dismal three percent. […]

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Someone has had Enough

Even a very conservative newspaper like the NY Daily News has had enough. This is their front page from Thursday. © NY Daily News Electoral Vote points out that virtually all the Republican candidates reacted on Twitter with “prayers”, but none of them specified even approximately what they are asking God to do: Usually when […]

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Agenda?

I applaud Paul Ryan’s speech today, where he pledges to “put together a complete alternative to the left’s agenda” over the coming year. Ok, I admit it, I really want to see what the Republican agenda is. For too long, their agenda has been to oppose everything Obama favors (even when it is something the […]

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