Tagged: 2012 presidential race

Theatre’s Two Faces at the Republicans’ Masked Ball

Theatre’s Two Faces at the Republicans’ Masked Ball

It’s theatre, of course, an elaborate show designed to divert the masses, and despite the intrusion of a tropical storm, it probably is achieving its objective. A lot of people are easily impressed. Centuries...

The Rich Strut their Stuff – and Skirt the Law

The Rich Strut their Stuff – and Skirt the Law

I watched in sorrow and disbelief last night as MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow previewed the extravaganza that Republicans and their lobbyist pals will stage in Tampa next week. Money apparently is no object when these...

An Inspiring Message from the Obama White House

An Inspiring Message from the Obama White House

  I was so impressed by a comment from “Janice” on my blog about Gabby’s hair that I decided to do a follow-up today. Janice observed (quite accurately I think) that “society has programmed black...

Examining Romney’s Big Lie about Medicare

Examining Romney’s Big Lie about Medicare

You have to be in awe of the way lies spill out of Mitt Romney’s mouth. Listening to the Republican presidential candidate, I wonder whether he believes that words actually have meanings. He says...

“Chains” is a Racist Word? Sorry, I Don’t Speak “Code”

“Chains” is a Racist Word? Sorry, I Don’t Speak “Code”

The idea that Joe Biden was making a racist remark when he said if Wall Street were unleashed it would put us all in chains is such a stretch that I wonder why anyone even...

Lawsuit Might Peek into a Shadowy World

Lawsuit Might Peek into a Shadowy World

As Americans prepare to exercise their democratic right in November, an almost unnoticed lawsuit might provide revealing information about the candidates and the people who fund their political campaigns. I’m talking about billionaire casino...

Romney Allies Creating Silly Diversions

Romney Allies Creating Silly Diversions

When I hear John Sunnunu accusing President Obama of  not being “American,” I have to laugh. Sunnunu, a Romney surrogate, was born in Cuba of Greek, Lebanese and Palestinian descent, while Barack Obama was...

Obama is not Socialist – He’s Just Human

Obama is not Socialist – He’s Just Human

One of the most absurd charges leveled against President Obama is that he is a socialist. Even by its widest definition, socialism is not evident in the president’s policies. What’s evident is care – as...

Why Won’t McCain Shut Up? Who Needs More War?

Why Won’t McCain Shut Up? Who Needs More War?

Didn’t we already vote on John McCain’s agenda? Didn’t we tell him to stick it? So why is he still trying to sell his Dr. Strangelove ideas? In case you haven’t noticed, the old warmonger...

A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand

A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand

I hope I’m wrong but it looks as if President Obama’s reelection campaign is being undermined by the Clinton camp. I am not just talking about Bill Clinton’s famous “gaffe,” where he seemed to...