Category Archives: Conservatives

They Will Not Lose Gracefully

And that’s an understatement. Watching how most Republicans are reacting to the ongoing counts and recounts taking place around the U.S., it’s pretty obvious if Trump is knocked out, they’re not going to concede gracefully–or at all. Which brings us … Continue reading

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Maybe Democrats Need A Little Bit More ‘Leninism’

At least a very tiny bit. Damon Linker correctly sums up the Republican style of argument for the midterms, if not well before (boldface mine): This is an almost comically tendentious and radioactively nativist message. But that’s where President Trump … Continue reading

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Personal Responsibility In The Heartland

Or, what’s the matter with Iowa? Usually, when I’m discussing voting, I approach the topic from more of a ‘how do we get people to pull the lever’ perspective. The danger in constantly thinking like that, however, is that you … Continue reading

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We Are The Majority

Joel Mathis has a good piece on the right’s attempt to cast their opposition as a mob (boldface mine): It really is the best of times and worst of times for the Republican Party. Two years of Trumpism have given … Continue reading

Posted in Conservatives, Democrats

Republican Senator Chuck Grassley Uses Anti-Semitism

There’s a lot to say about the Kavanaugh disaster, and I might have more to say later (hopefully, it won’t be too derivative–there are professionals who are paid to be Johnny on the spot for these kinds of events). But … Continue reading

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The Strange Silence Of Education Reformers

Despite the ‘education reform’ movement’s fetishization of the Common Core curriculum*, they never seem to defend the integrity of school curricula. Today’s episode in non-reaction comes from Arizona (boldface mine): Arizona Superintendent Diane Douglas tapped a young-earth creationist to serve … Continue reading

Posted in Conservatives, Creationism, Education

The Republican Puke Funnel Is A Little Bent

Not sure it’s broken, but definitely bent. Last week, Ed Whelan, a Republican operative who, despite his involvement in the slimming of John Kerry’s war record, is considered to be a Serious Conservative Thinker, launched a ridiculous notion that Kavanaugh’s … Continue reading

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