Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Who will Romney choose as VP?

CW appears to be that one chooses a VP to appeal to a demographic that one is weakest with. For Romney, this would seem to be the entire Republican base, who hates his guts with the passion of a thousand suns. And, too, women. So, who should he pick? Palin (It worked so well last time!)? Bachmann (too nuts? Is that possible?)? Frothy (too disgusting? Is that possible?)? Or some fellow corporate-sponsored cyborg like Paul Ryan (too happy in his current job?)? This is fun speculation - anyone out there have an opinion?

Friday, March 16, 2012

It's Not Greenwald's Fault

I get tired of the sniping at Greenwald by lefty bloggers who leap like yapping dogs every time he points out Obama administration abuses and/or failures. Seems to me there's a certain shoot-the-messenger tribalism at work in their protests. Barbara O'Brien has opined that those who have been disappointed in Obama's presidency thus far are naifs who had unrealistic expectations of him to begin with. I think that's probably true in some quarters, but I don't think it applies to Greenwald and it doesn't apply at all to the truths that Rude Pundit points out here.

We need a better Democratic Party, and liberals need a much better voice than the one Obama has offered thus far. I don't know how to achieve that except to continue to support better candidates and speak out on issues I care about. I don't think it helps the Democratic Party (or our country) to "punish" them by allowing Republicans to come back into power, though, so for sure I'll be voting for Obama this fall and encouraging other liberals to do the same. Democrats may be hapless and inept - and the system they all participate in is massively corrupt - but Republicans are just fucking insane and they must not be given positions of power in our government.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Winning Strategy

You know, if Mittens adopted this strategy, even I might vote for him! Okay, no. But still.

America's Barbaric Racism

Via Firedoglake, I found this amazing spot-on commentary at a site called Black Agenda Report. But what I found really interesting was the sidebar on the right, listing other essay topics, and noting how decisively anti-Obama they are. Yikes. I'm bookmarking that site for sure.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Dummification

Two posts about the religious right assault on public education, something we here in Texas are all too familiar with:

Paul Krugman, and

Rachel Tabachnick.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Pictures, Words, what are they worth?

This image might turn that old adage on its ear.

And furthermore: TBogg.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Andrew Breitbart

Dead. If you're looking for a tribute, go somewhere else.