Tag Archives: Karl Rove

True Facts

Americans will have differences of opinion, especially when it comes to politics.  That is so, well, American.  The frustrating part is when the opinions are based on “facts” that are not true.  This partially accounts for why many Americans vote … Continue reading

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Internal Revenue Stupidity

There is a theory out there that House Speaker John Boehner is very, very bad at his job.  It exists because there is a lot of evidence to support it.  One of the things I expected in the 113th Congress … Continue reading

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Same Old Mitch

Old plays still work in sports and politics.  Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell knows that well.  On fourth and inches everyone in the stadium knows that the quarterback sneak is coming but it almost invariably gets the first down.  In … Continue reading

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A Widening Chasm

Monday’s big political news was that Karl Rove was starting a new political funding venture called the Conservative Victory Project.  This affords us the opportunity to explore two issues: the growing chasm in the Republican Party and the role of … Continue reading

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Directionally Challenged

One of the great mysteries in American politics is where the Republican Party is headed in the aftermath of their performance in the 2012 elections.  The good news for the Republicans is that they get to choose the course.  The … Continue reading

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Willard’s World – Dangerous And Scary

In the early stages of the sitcom known as the 2012 Republican Presidential Debates people would often comment to me that they were afraid of Willard Mitt Romney.  I basically dismissed the comments probably because I was distracted by the … Continue reading

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The Banishment Of Roger Ailes

The first inductee into Harry’s Hell was Rupert Murdoch and I labeled him the facilitator of falsehoods.  Today’s inductee is Roger Ailes the President of Fox News.  If Murdoch is the facilitator, Ailes is the author.  He is the architect … Continue reading

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Coming Attractions

Let me take you back to early 2008.  I was at a Starbucks with a couple of other good progressives who were also Democrats and we were discussing who we would like to run against in the general election that … Continue reading

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Political Charades

There is an old adage; you can’t judge a book by looking at the cover.  Well equally true is that you can’t judge a political group by its name. 

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“Concessions”

Last week Friday both chambers of Congress finally passed the sales tax holiday and unemployment benefits extension.  It was for all intents and purposes the very same bill the Senate had passed on Saturday December 17th by a vote of … Continue reading

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