Posts Tagged ‘GOP’

Loud Mouth Braggart Watch

Filed under: Politics | Republicans — by Will Kirkland 01/24/2012 @ 10:56:19 AM
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I for one can’t watch the Repugnant Debates.  I have to depend on others to give me the details textually so I can skip and skim. Newtie, as usual, slung … [Keep reading >>]

The Republicagarchy

Filed under: Politics — by Will Kirkland 01/20/2012 @ 2:35:11 PM
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Mitt Romney:

An Associated Press examination of financial records of Mitt Romney shows that the Republican presidential candidate has offshore-based investments worth between $7 million and $32 million.
Newt Gingrich:

Newt Gingrich’s second … [Keep reading >>]

South Carolina: Tea Party Heartland – as nasty as they want to be….

Filed under: Politics | Republicans — by Will Kirkland 01/17/2012 @ 10:40:42 AM
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Matt Bai in last Sunday’s New York Times Magazine set the scene for the upcoming South Carolina Republican primaries:

The Tea Party’s Not-So-Civil war
“I don’t know a single Tea Party person,” … [Keep reading >>]

Have Some Mercury With that Vote

Filed under: Environment — by Will Kirkland 12/26/2011 @ 7:59:31 PM
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Krugman on the GOP trying to kill a great EPA ruling:

These rules [Environmental Protection Agency standards on mercury and air toxics for power plants]  are long overdue: we were supposed … [Keep reading >>]

GOP Monetary Madness and Ron Paul

Filed under: Economy — by Will Kirkland 12/21/2011 @ 11:21:27 PM
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I seem to have forgotten to post Krugman’s December 16 column called GOP Monetary Madness.  But since a missing friend appeared out of the internet thickets the other day, and … [Keep reading >>]

Herman Cain Drops Out … Weeks After It Mattered

Filed under: Politics | Republicans — by Will Kirkland 12/3/2011 @ 1:58:04 PM
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In the end, Herman Cain left the presidential race as he entered it—more a sideshow than a contender.

And he wrapped up his never quite believable run in characteristically bizarre fashion.  … [Keep reading >>]

The Torture Candidates

Filed under: Republicans | Torture — by Will Kirkland 11/15/2011 @ 12:22:07 PM
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The signs of intelligent life in the Republican universe are not overwhelming.  At the recent debate several proudly stood up for torture, one would neither stand up nor condemn.  Two … [Keep reading >>]

GOP Fraudsters Push Flat Tax

Filed under: Economy | Republicans — by Will Kirkland 10/30/2011 @ 2:27:41 PM
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From Robert Reich — whose blog is always worth checking into:

The so-called flat tax is all the rage among Republican presidential hopefuls. Herman Cain was the first. Now, Rick Perry … [Keep reading >>]

Left to the Wolves

Filed under: Republicans — by Will Kirkland 09/16/2011 @ 7:49:38 AM
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Krugman takes on the profound cruelty at the heart of the GOP dream
 CNN’s Wolf Blitzer asked Representative Ron Paul what we should do if a 30-year-old man who chose not … [Keep reading >>]

Moral Values

Filed under: Compassion Watch — by Will Kirkland 09/16/2011 @ 7:41:54 AM
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The inestimable David Brooks saw fit to bemoan the state of the nation’s youth in his September 12 NY Times column.  Based on a study of 230 young people [230!!] … [Keep reading >>]

GOP: Rebuild Iraq, No Problem; Rebuild America, Make Cuts First

Filed under: Politics | Republicans — by Will Kirkland 09/8/2011 @ 4:43:30 PM
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…even as wildfires obliterate more than 1,000 homes in his state, Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) insisted that [emergency disaster relief] funds be offset because “we can’t keep spending money we … [Keep reading >>]

And As To the GOP Debate….

Filed under: Politics | Republicans — by Will Kirkland 09/8/2011 @ 4:36:56 PM
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I couldn’t watch it, anymore than I can watch stupid-men-with-knives movies.  A friend e-mailed and chided me for not blowing up her TV before she spent the hour before the … [Keep reading >>]

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