Trump, Sanders “Beta Test of a Cure” for Weakened Parties

By |February 29th, 2016|

Trump, Sanders are the canaries in the political coal mines of 2016. MAKING SENSE of Donald Trump's candidacy is not coming easily for the Grand Old Party, emphasis on old. As for Bernie Sanders, I'm still not all that convinced the DNC elite and their allies have one clue what his campaign juggernaut [...]

Chris Rock’s “Whitewashed” Oscar Night

By |February 28th, 2016|

Chris Rock's "Whitewashed" Oscar Night graphic via AFP on Twitter To my mind the biggest oversight in this year's nominations was the lack of broader support for Ryan Coogler's "Creed," which managed to nab only a single nod, for supporting actor. The film was both respectful of the history of the characters and [...]

Clinton Whups Sanders in South Carolina

By |February 28th, 2016|

Clinton Whups Sanders in South Carolina. photo by Barbara Kinney for Hillary for America PICK YOUR adjective, Hillary Clinton so thoroughly trounced Senator Sanders that she surpassed Barack Obama's 29-point win against her in 2008. Well done and then some. Secretary Clinton wanted this one badly enough to run the numbers sky high. [...]

It’s Good To Be A Liberal… A Democrat… A Progressive

By |February 27th, 2016|

It's good to be a liberal or a Democrat, a progressive. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) ... Fred Malek, the finance chairman of the Republican Governors Association, said the party’s mainstream had simply run up against the limits of its influence. “There’s no single leader and no single institution that can [...]

Trump Steps on Marco Debate Mo, Christie Gets Revenge

By |February 26th, 2016|

Trump Outsmarts Everyone, Christie Gets Revenge AFTER A debate that showed Marco Rubio actually has some game, Donald Trump didn't waste any time stepping on the Florida senator like a bug. Governor Chris Christie's endorsement came like a bolt out of the blue, sending political writers everywhere scrambling for metaphors to describe a [...]

Senate GOP Runs from Obama on SCOTUS Pick

By |February 26th, 2016|

GOP Senators run from Obama on SCOTUS. PHOTO: President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama greet 106-year-old Virginia McLaurin during a photo line in the Blue Room of the White House prior to a reception celebrating African American History Month, Feb. 18, 2016. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson) “If the [...]

Black Lives Matter Reminds Clinton of “Bring Them To Heel”

By |February 25th, 2016|

Black Lives Matter activist confronts Hillary Clinton about her 1990s views on race and criminal justice. Screen capture from video below THE BLACK LIVES MATTER activist Ashley Williams confronted Hillary Clinton in South Carolina on Wednesday, standing up at a private event to call Clinton out on her "super predators" statement from the [...]

Scorched Earth Politics

By |February 24th, 2016|

Expect scorched earth going forward. from Twitter, Bernie Sanders rally Kansas City, MO. THE GENERAL election to come isn't going to be a "hope and change" election. It's going to be a seek out and destroy endeavor. From Ben Smith In reality, nobody is that excited about Hillary Clinton, and young voters, women [...]

Donald Trump, Presumptive Nominee Status Going into March

By |February 24th, 2016|

Donald Trump, Presumptive Nominee, Creams Rubio & Cruz Yet Again. graphic via Twitter by Matt Kenyon Suddenly, there are three strands of the Republicanism, each entrenched and vying for supremacy in 2016. Ted Cruz is the leader of the traditional conservative purists. Marco Rubio is emerging from the mud of a multi-candidate brawl [...]

Meet “Moderate” John Kasich

By |February 23rd, 2016|

Samantha Bee introduces "moderate" John Kasich. THIS IS the guy who I always thought could be the new Mike Huckabee, meaning he also could cause problems. A consummate bullshit artist when it comes to his aw-shucks, Reaganesque deafness to questions he refuses to answer. Plus the usual conservative hypocrisy over his micro-managing the [...]