Category Archives: Conservatives

If Kavanaugh Had Happened to Republicans

I know after two plus years of Il Trumpe, the device of “If Democrats did X…” is trite, but I’ll use it anyway. If the weekend revelations substantiating Kavanaugh’s shoving his penis into a female student’s hand were about a … Continue reading

Posted in Conservatives, Democrats, Fucking Morons

Camps for the Homeless and the Political Consequences of Failed Governance

Recently, Trump has tried to make homelessness in cities a political issue. Of course, being Trump, his solution is horrible, as it involves shipping the homeless to camps–and this has gone beyond the bullshitting stage, with officials touring unused federal … Continue reading

Posted in Civil Liberties, Conservatives, Democrats, Fucking Morons, Homelessness, Housing | 1 Comment

“Take the Land”: Impeach Him, Impeach Him Now

I’m old enough to remember when conservatives used to get upset when–oh fuck, why do I even bother? (boldface mine) President Trump is so eager to complete hundreds of miles of border fence ahead of the 2020 presidential election that … Continue reading

Posted in Conservatives, Immigration, Resistance Rebellion And Death, The Rule of Law | 3 Comments

Paul Ryan Embraces the Congressional Retirement Plan™

Many moons ago, I described the Congressional Retirement Plan™: I think he’s [Paul Krugman] right in that it’s not about the campaign contributions. If their reluctance to support a public option were based solely on the electoral calculus of campaign … Continue reading

Posted in Bidness, Bullshit As a Load Bearing Structure, Conservatives | 2 Comments

Democrats Fire a Warning Shot at the Supreme Court

It only took thirty years or so, but Democrats seem to coming to a slow understanding that the Supreme Court is hopelessly politicized. In an amicus brief, several Democratic senators, led by Sen. Whitehouse (RI) have laid out in very … Continue reading

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Forgetting Our History

Paul Krugman made a very good point last week (boldface mine): It’s true that Trump (breaking all his campaign promises) has indeed cut taxes on the wealthy, and will surely cut them further if re-elected. By contrast, whoever the Democrats … Continue reading

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Inslee Is Doing Very Well in the Power Primary

A while ago, I discussed what I called the ‘power primary‘: If we briefly allow ourselves to be optimistic about 2021, let’s say Democrats control the House, the presidency, and the Senate. Even in the highly unlikely events of Democrats … Continue reading

Posted in Conservatives, Democrats, Resistance Rebellion And Death | 9 Comments

They Are Who We Said They Were

Say it ain’t so, Saint Ronnie! (boldface mine): The day after the United Nations voted to recognize the People’s Republic of China, then–California Governor Ronald Reagan phoned President Richard Nixon at the White House and vented his frustration at the … Continue reading

Posted in Conservatives, Racism | 2 Comments

Conservative Democrats, the Iron Law of Institutions, and Ersatz Unity

I’ve never been one for insisting Democrats be one happy family: there are ideological differences that translate into meaningful policy differences, and those differences affect people’s lives. So we should have primary fights, despite conservative Democratic calls for the left-ish … Continue reading

Posted in Conservatives, Democrats

But They’re Passing Good Legislation!: The Minimum Wage Edition

One of the Democratic establishment’s arguments against impeachment-related hearings is that House Democrats would be better off passing legislation–which will never get through the Senate or White House–that would let voters know what Democrats stand for and would enact were … Continue reading

Posted in Conservatives, Democrats, Fucking Morons