They call themselves “Republicans,” but they are, in truth, nihilists.
Reg Henry finds literary precedent for the current American political scene.
Just look at our politics. When it comes to peculiar characters, the Republican candidates for president make the inhabitants of Wonderland look quite normal. The only interesting thing about this lot is which of them most resembles the characters Carroll dreamed up.
For example, I can’t decide whether Rick Santorum is the (mad) Hatter or the March Hare. As for Donald Trump, he may be the only one without a parallel identity, but even Lewis Carroll couldn’t imagine someone like him. He is just too improbable for fanciful literature.
But it is not just the Republicans who inhabit the American wonderland. To my mind, Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton is the Cheshire Cat, . . .
More madness at the link.
Mark Davis thinks he knows how to select debate participants from the Republican clown bus.
Not good enough. While it avoids the stigma of the laggards’ lineup, who picks the matchups? I’d pay money to put Lindsey Graham right next to Rand Paul. Do we combine Texans Ted Cruz and Rick Perry, or separate them? Same question for Bush and Marco Rubio. And which lucky group gets Trump?
There is only one solution: two debates, names chosen randomly.
Michael Arceneaux muses over conservatives’ fascination with who can say n****r. This is another just-read-it.
He’s a taker, not a maker. He wants to take your Social Security and give it to the banksters.
In related news, Paul Krugman comments on Jebonomics. A nugget:
But Bush’s economic promises reflect more than self-aggrandizement. They also reflect his party’s habit of boasting about its ability to deliver rapid economic growth, even though there’s no evidence at all to justify such boasts. It’s as if a bunch of relatively short men made a regular practice of swaggering around, telling everyone they see that they’re 6 feet 2 inches tall.
The difference between this word salad and the one it mocks is that this one was tossed on purpose.
You know Trump doesn’t have a prayer when he’s too crazy for right-wing fulminator Charles Krauthammer.
Via New York Magazine.
All you have to do is make stuff up (but it’s gotta be the right
Surprisingly enough, Facebook can be a force for good.
Assemblyman Scott Wilk was the sole Republican to vote for California’s record $117.5 billion spending plan Monday.
He later changed his vote, as California rules allow ex post facto changes to the official record of votes in the legislature.
This, by the way, is your Republican Party doing the tough, diligent work of governance. Also, pigs, wings.