Vote Libertarian, Mitt!

  I never thought much of Mitt Romney’s intelligence, so it shouldn’t surprise me that he’s rummaging through the Republican primary castoffs to find a “third-party candidate” to foil Donald Trump. But even Mitt should be smarter than that. The obvious choice in this election for people like Mitt, who can’t stand Trump but would never […]
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The Sheer, Unmitigated Ugliness of Rand Paul

I try not to dislike anyone, but some people simply make my skin crawl. It’s not just that I disagree with their ideas; it’s more than that. I dislike them personally. I try not to wish them ill but I would shed no tears if they accidentally stepped in front of a train some dark […]
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The Big Lie Behind Ron Paul’s Libertarian Label

I feel a little silly to be discussing Ron Paul. I regard him as nothing more than a footnote in American politics. As a Libertarian presidential candidate, he got just a smattering of votes. As a Republican contender, he was good for a few laughs year after year. But this year he has attracted more attention than […]
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Nastiness Abounds in the Republican Debate

Last night’s Republican presidential debate was enlightening. But it was not because of anything the candidates proposed; they trotted out the same threadbare theories we’ve heard before. It was revealing because of the insights it provided into the candidates’ character. It was like peeking under a manhole cover and getting a whiff of the stuff […]
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Santorum Makes Third-Party Challenge Plausible

As I listen in disbelief to the ravings of Rick Santorum, I have to consider the possibility that a serious third-party presidenital challenge is possible this year.The former Pennsylvania senator sounds more and more like some kind of disturbed creep, the kind that overcompensates for a secret and troubling perversion perhaps. This weirdo is actually doing well […]
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The fix is in. Obama wins in November

    If you are a democrat right now you should be laughing like hell.  If you are a republican, you’d have to be crying yourself to sleep every night.  The republican primaries, the circus that just keeps on giving Obama the election. Let me reiterate a couple things.  Romney is going to represent the […]
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The Real Republican Party is on Display

  In a few months, the Republican nominee for president will emerge on the campaign trail, and you can bet he will sound nothing like the candidates we’re hearing from today. We might recognize his name but the words that come out of his mouth will be different. That’s my guess, anyway. I can’t believe any American […]
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Reality Check: the President is Only Human

Of all the weird memories this election cycle will leave behind the weirdest may well be the defection of some progressive Americans to the Ron Paul camp. Apparently, they are drawn to his promise to end the incessant wars and bring the troops home, and they’re seduced by his opposition to such abominations as indefinite […]
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The Fatal Flaws in Ron Paul’s Radical Message

Every once in a while, a comment pops up from someone who stumbled across a blog I wrote weeks – or even months – ago, and I wish the person making the comment had joined the discussion earlier. One such comment has come from “Metatron.”  It is a reasoned rebuttal of my claim that Dr. […]
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The Real News from that Depressing “Debate”

You’ll hear that the headline from last night’s debate featuring eight of the current crop of Republican presidential candidates was Texas Governor Rick Perry’s blustering reiteration of his “Ponzi scheme” attack on Social Security. And you’ll also get various pundits’ views on who “won” the debate. But Perry’s Ponzi nonsense wasn’t new (it’s in his […]
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