Tagged: Republican politics

Unaware Tea Party Serves New Colonial Masters

Unaware Tea Party Serves New Colonial Masters

You may have seen the images on TV, men dressed in costumes reminiscent of the Revolution, women wearing funny hats and children with red-white-and-blue designs on their faces. They call themselves the Tea Party,...

This is the Face of Today’s Republican Party

This is the Face of Today’s Republican Party

  Back when America was young and relatively innocent, it had a unique system of government in which elected representatives could vote their conscience regardless of their party. It was a refreshing contrast to...

Economy is Healing so Here Come the Bigots

Economy is Healing so Here Come the Bigots

With good news on the economic front, you had to know the Republicans would activate Plan B – for bigotry. So, ladies and gentlemen, we give you the quintessential bigot, former senator Rick Santorum....

The Rise of “Kick-ass” Conservatism in America

The Rise of “Kick-ass” Conservatism in America

Someone said on TV recently that while George Bush was a “compassionate conservative,” presidential candidate Rick Perry is a “kick-ass conservative.” I suppose that means Perry doesn’t try to ingratiate himself with voters but...

Sarah Palin, the New Populism’s Strange Bedfellow

Sarah Palin, the New Populism’s Strange Bedfellow

Charles Dudley Warner, a Connecticut newspaperman and Mark Twain’s collaborator and neighbor, observed that “politics makes strange bedfellows.” If you have any doubts about the truth of that statement, consider the emergence of Sarah...

McCain’s Attack on Earmarks is Just Another “Dirty Trick”

McCain’s Attack on Earmarks is Just Another “Dirty Trick”

Republican leaders subscribe to the theory that you can fool some of the people all of the time, and they hope they can fool enough of us to regain power some day. Instead of...

Steele and the Republican Party – a Match Made in PR Heaven

Steele and the Republican Party – a Match Made in PR Heaven

Some people are surprised by the Republican Party’s choice of an African American as national chairman. The Republican Party traditionally opposes programs that might benefit minorities, and – at least in some parts of...