Category Archives: Conservatives

The Radical Centrists

Horrible band name. A while ago, some asshole with a blog noted the following: Typically, when the machinations and pirouetting of West Virginian Democratic Senator Joe Manchin are discussed, it’s framed as Manchin is a Democrat who is trying to … Continue reading

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The Value of Work: The Mitt Romney Edition

Republican senator Mitt Romney has thoughts about survival checks (boldface mine): Extending federal supplemental unemployment benefits beyond March 14 is a good idea that merits bipartisan support. But the Biden stimulus calls for checks of $400 a week in addition … Continue reading

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Dysfunction as a Political Philosophy

This post is not about the catastrophe in Texas (or COVID-19, or…), though, given the title, I could understand how one might think that it was. Instead, it’s referring to two Republican congressmen who have been behaving badly (boldface mine): … Continue reading

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The Politics of a Radical Minority

As I often note on this blog, if you want to understand what the Republican Party actually wants, is, and likes, then you have to look at the local and state level Republicans, since they usually say the quiet part … Continue reading

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Calls for Unity: Not a Minor Threat

Over the last few days, the Republican response to an attempted coup have been calls for unity. That’s the kind of bullshit we usually hear but there’s something else Republicans are adding to the unity call: they’re adding something along … Continue reading

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This Isn’t Activism, but Terrorism

Note: I wrote this earlier in the week, before Insurrection Day. What halcyon days those were… And I’m not referring to the upcoming visit by the Proud Boys to D.C. From New Hampshire (boldface mine): New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu … Continue reading

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My HAWT TAEK on Georgia

If you haven’t heard, the two Democratic senate candidates won last night, meaning that Democrats would be tied with Republicans, 50-50, and Democratic Vice-President Harris, in her authority as vice president, could preside over the Senate and break ties–including choosing … Continue reading

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Saying the Quiet Part Out Loud: The Electoral College Edition

In an attempt to cover their asses* while not voting to overturn the electiom, four Republican congresscritters made a Kinsley gaffe (boldface mine): From a purely partisan perspective, Republican presidential candidates have won the national popular vote only once in … Continue reading

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They Just Don’t Understand

Over the weekend, the Washington Post ran a tour de force piece about all of the Trump Administration’s failures in combating COVID-19. It alternates between infuriating and saddening. There isn’t that much that’s new, but when you see it all … Continue reading

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We Are Not Free During an Out of Control Pandemic

In light of the recent Supreme Court decision to allow sectarian dogma to override pandemic regulations, this observation about de facto freedom during the pandemic seems relevant (boldface mine): Here’s a question for all red-blooded liberty-loving American patriots: Who has … Continue reading

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