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Yastreblyansky explains the David Brooks Pablum Pump.

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Republican:  Your Honor, we are suing Obama because he used his executive authority to delay Obamacare that we voted to repeal 54 times.  Judge (dissolves in laughter).

From the accompanying post notes that the lawyer house Republicans hired to argue their case has quit “out of embarrassment.”

Via Bob Cesca’s Awesome Blog.

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Jon Stewart lampoons Congressional Republicans’ ignorance of science.

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Stephen Colbert collects himself some narcissisms.

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23 September 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Political Theatre

Chris Honore:

History tells us that as a nation we have done exceptional things — big things, much of it for the common good — and yet our Republican Congress either obstructs or waits, turning legislative malpractice into an art form, spending days in vacuous ideological riffs and meaningless investigations.

Follow the link to read the indictment.

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22 September 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Political Theatre

Hendrik Gideons, writing at the Bangor Daily News, exposes the emptiness of “centrism.” A nugget:

Terms like “centrist” and “independent” have been employed for maximum political advantage despite the fact that they are completely relative, cloaked in anonymity and devoid of substance. They conceal more than they clarify.

“Centrist” denotes equidistance from whatever is on either side. The term pays no attention whatsoever to 1) how far apart the two sides are from one another, 2) which among them might have moved recently and why, and 3) how much. “Independent” draws its indeterminate meaning only from whatever it is — again unspecified — with which the speaker chooses not to be identified. And when such “independents” refer to political parties as “special interests,” they misuse a term employed for decades by political scientists to denote a person, group or organization attempting to influence legislators in favor of one particular interest or issue.

Do read the rest.

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22 September 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Political Theatre

Reg Henry.

He forgot to mention that both sides don’t do it.

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19 September 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Political Theatre

The Sacramento Bee’s Jack Ohman delivers another masterful parody of a political ad.

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16 September 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Political Theatre

Yastreblyansky.

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12 September 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Political Theatre

Thom explores why persons buy into conspiracy theories.

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12 September 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Political Theatre

One Congressman to another as they approach the Capitol:

Via Job’s Anger.

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08 September 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Political Theatre

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07 September 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Mammon, Political Theatre

The resident curmudgeon at my local rag, in the light of the Regent’s fall from grace, offers hints to help pols stay out of jail.

Every one is a gem. Here’s one:

Rule No. 4: Remember you’re not royalty.

This is especially important for governors. You’re not the King of Virginia, and your daughters are not princesses. If they’re planning to marry while you’re in office, give them the wedding you can afford without begging favors and freebies. Virginia’s taxpayers provide their chief executive and family with a stately mansion. Everything that happens there looks classy. If money is tight, toss some folding chairs on the well-manicured lawn and serve barbecue. Guests won’t care if they eat off paper plates. They’ll be able to tell everyone they were invited to the governor’s daughter’s wedding.

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06 September 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Political Theatre

Tweet from Donal O'Keefe:  Say what you will about George W. Bush, but he wouldn't have stood for Russion aggression in Ukraine.  He'd have invaded New Zealand by now.

Via PoliticalProf.

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02 September 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Political Theatre

Conservative Reality Collapse:  Denial of history and science illustrated


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01 September 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Political Theatre

The Sacramento Bee’s Jack Ohman parodies pandering pols. You don’t have to be from Cali to get a chuckle from this.

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31 August 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Political Theatre

Snowball Snookie.”

Heh.

The real Snooki is no doubt planning to protest being shown such disrespect.

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31 August 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Political Theatre

A bit tedious, but it makes the point: Republicans will say anything, even made-up stuff, to advance their cause.

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