Ralph Reed wants to play Kingmaker like he did in 1994 and he has Mitt Romney lined up to slobber over his ring this year in Washington, DC
Michele Bachmann tried to defend Newt Gingrich's comments about the shooting of Trayvon Martin by accusing people of imagining what happened.
Rick Santorum is fast setting new lows in his disdain for honesty, choosing instead the path of deceit, expressing hatred to sow hatred of our president and of us
How time flies as the Republicans gift us with two more caucuses and a non-binding primary. The Missouri primary features presidential candidates from the two major parties and two minor ones. The votes count for the Democrats and the two little guys, but not for the Republicans. The Republican Party decided on a March 7th caucus instead. Colorado and Minnesota get in on the caucus action.
When the horse trading starts, things could get squirrelly and unpredictable during the GOP's Nevada caucuses.
The Republican presidential hopefuls have established cults of personality in line with Max Weber's model of charismatic leadership
While so many Republicans rush toward self-martyrdom, one, Ralph Reed, is headed in the other direction – toward resurrection in 2012
Since Republicans seem to love spreading the anti-Romney wealth around (socialists!), it leaves us with an obvious question: Is it Jon Huntsman's turn?
With the Iowa Caucus upon us we can see that the GOP has become trapped by its own extreme narrative, depriving any victor of national appeal
There is no better moment to make predictions than hours before they can be tested. That in mind, what follows is my take on what we can expect to see on the the day of the Iowa Caucuses, and in the immediately following few weeks.
Michele Bachmann wants to “redefine” earmarks. Do a little tweaking here and there and you can spend wantonly yet present yourself as a fiscal conservative.
Michele Bachmann, who knows nothing about the Constitution, is going to recruit others who know nothing about the Constitution to teach it to members of Congress
Rick Perry is talking about a Second Mexican War à la Zachary Taylor and the Halls of Montezuma. Maybe he sees himself as another Black Jack Pershing.
Sure, 113 GOP women challenged incumbents compared to 80 Democrats but the Democrats had a 46 percent success rate compared to only 28 for the Republicans. And Democrat women still far outnumber Republican women in Congress.
Words and actions have consequences, sometimes to the person who speaks, sometimes to the people spoken of. In an environment of hate and xenophobia, the consequences can be deadly and widespread.
God doesn’t get a vote in the United States. The people vote. You remember us, the people you are supposed to be wanting to represent, the people who VOTE according to the Constitution. Surely you remember us. I mean, you said you ARE us, didn’t you?
The Republicans talk a lot about prayer, a natural off-shoot of their tendency to talk about God. If there was any lingering doubt about the Grand Old Party having become God’s Own Party, the 2008 elections should have dispelled it, and the lead-up to the 2010 midterms have only cemented the new Republican focus.
Republican rhetoric has become so outrageous they have lost the ability to tell fact from fantasy. Clueless, they nod sagely while the rest of the world laughs.
Convinced that only conservatives have a right to rule, and that they are not a defeated political party but the victims of an unlawful usurpation, a government in exile, the Republicans have declared war on America and will go to any lengths to return to power.
The lunatics have assembled like hungry piranha around Tea Party caucus leader Michele Bachmann. Twenty-eight Republican members of the House are listed as members of the caucus. There are currently 178 Republican members of Congress. By my count then, some 15% of the House has declared itself insane and unfit to hold public office.