Category Archives: Conservatives

Why Trump Is A Plausible Republican Candidate

Because he’s no more full of shit than any of the other candidates (boldface mine): I’m not saying that everything is great in the U.S. economy, because it isn’t. There’s good reason to believe that we’re still a substantial distance … Continue reading

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Republicans, You’ve Come a Long Way Baby

And I don’t mean that in a good way: Surreal.

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Abortion-Wielding Light Bulb Vigilantes Have Turned California Into a Deathscape

Or something. Exhibit #eleventy gajillion in the final stages of the devolution of T.R.’s Bull Moose into Glenn Beck’s Prion-Infested Condemned Cow: Cheryl Burns, 60, was on a road trip from California when she heard that Trump would be in … Continue reading

Posted in Conservatives, Fucking Morons, Voting

Trump Is the Republicans’ Own Fault

I don’t just mean that he’s embracing the politics of the blood (fascist historian XXX’s phrase to describe Mussolini), but also that Republicans had a chance to kill off the issue of immigration entirely–and flubbed it (boldface mine): So here’s … Continue reading

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Trump Is Still the Sarah Palin They’ve Been Waiting For

Paul Waldman writes (boldface mine): Both parties are drawn to populist appeals, but they come in different variants. The Democratic version tends to be both performative and substantive — they’ll rail against the top one percent, but also offer policy … Continue reading

Posted in Conservatives, Racism

Someone Needs to Ask Jeb! Bush About Pinellas County Schools

There’s a very tragic story about the collapse of the Pinellas County, Florida public schools that is a must-read article. There’s too much in there for me to do it justice, but two things come to mind: 1. We can’t … Continue reading

Posted in Conservatives, Education

Nothing in Conservatism Makes Sense Except in the Light of Creationism: The Trump Edition

As always, with apologies to Theodosius Dobzhansky. It’s worth noting that Trump is essentially the Sarah Palin they’ve been waiting for. Consider this: While people have described Palin as engaging in identity politics, that sells identity politics short. Palin along … Continue reading

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