Tagged: Republican presidential candidates

Why Not Run for President?

Why Not Run for President?

Let’s say you were famous for something – performing surgical miracles, for example, and writing best sellers about your rags-to-riches life.  And now you’re retired, with nothing but time on your hands. Why not...

Lying Like You Mean it

Lying Like You Mean it

  I bet you didn’t watch the Republican debate last night, and you know that’s bad. Where is your sense of civic duty?  You missed the seven dwarfs in all their histrionic glory. So how...

“Tracing” Donald Trump

“Tracing” Donald Trump

  If Donald Trump becomes President, I will blame the media. He is entirely their creation. Not a day goes by that his apoplectic face doesn’t appear on TV, especially on those cable “news”...

A Shoulder to Lean on

A Shoulder to Lean on

  My fellow Americans, are you feeling frazzled? Are your nerves on edge? Are you frightened by the fury, bigotry and hate reflected in the media? If you are, I suggest you stop listening...

Ben Carson’s Fantasy

Ben Carson’s Fantasy

An intruder stands in the doorway waving an automatic weapon. Students are at their desks and a teacher is at trhe front of the class. What happens next? In Ben Carson’s opinion, the teacher...

The Lust for War

The Lust for War

After more than five hours of immersion in Republican personalities and policies, I have emerged this morning with the uneasy feeling that – with the exception of one or two of the presidential candidates...

He Knows Who God Wants You to Vote For?

He Knows Who God Wants You to Vote For?

I am amazed by the temerity of people like Franklin Graham (no relation, thank God!) who claim to know who God wants us to vote for. I not only read most of the Holy...

Santorum Makes Third-Party Challenge Plausible

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...

Santorum Backer: Try Aspirin for Birth Control

Santorum Backer: Try Aspirin for Birth Control

  It’s an old, old joke, one I hadn’t expected to hear again in my lifetime, and it is deeply revealing. It goes something like this: The best way to practice birth control is...

The Real Republican Party is on Display

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...