Charles Blow describes a moment of accidental candor.
Daniel Ruth thinks that “the Smart One” must be smarting.
If Bush is regarded as too ancient, too listless, too wishy-washy to be president in the right-wing version of Stepford (The Villages retirement community in central Florida–ed.), that can’t be an encouraging sign for hitting people up for money.
Adding insult to injury, Bush found himself wanting when compared to Rubio, who brings to the table less legislative accomplishment than Freedonia’s Rufus T. Firefly. Bush, a man with presidential DNA flowing through his veins; a man who has raised an estimated $100 million for his super political action committee; a man who entered the presidential race as if his nomination was a matter of Manifest Destiny — finds himself an afterthought in the Villages and trailing the Eddie Haskell of the Republican Party.
Keith Larson thinks he has uncovered the secret of Donald Trump’s success and sums it up in two words.
Funny or Die takes a look at right-wing reaction to Pope Francis. It’s too true to be funny.
Here’s a bit:
The Conservative political movement, which has gained momentum in the past 30 years espousing lower taxes for the wealthy, banks without regulations and the retention of traditional fossil fuel-based industry in the face of global climate change, has operated under the principal that God loves 1% of the population the most and that the rest of the population should “buck up”. A principal they thought was built on Christian doctrine until this past Thursday.
In Florida, that’s a statement of policy:
For nearly 10 years, the state denied, finagled and fought. Yet when the ruling finally came down last December, the judge was emphatic: Florida’s neediest children were in danger, and the state was in violation of federal laws.
That was it. Victory. Salvation. Hope. Except the state refused to give in. It sought nearly $3 million in additional funding to appeal and continue fighting the ruling.
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The Commander Guy’s version of the fall of the Boehner of House is a hoot. Here’s one bit:
Today’s big news is that the Speaker of the House John Boehner has martyred himself, not for the good of the nation because he easily acquiesced to Tea Party demands to repeatedly shutdown the government and walked up to the brink of National Default. But rather than that he has sacrificed himself for the good not (of–sic) the government or planned parenthood but for the RINO establishment.
Ron Littlepage has the play-by-play:
She then threw a high, hard inside pitch, explaining how redesigning U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown’s congressional district on an east-west alignment instead of its current north-south serpentine shape would help end the Democrat’s long career.
Because that alignment would include a lot of prisons, and the African-American inmates housed there would not be able to vote even though they would be counted as residents for creating a minority access district.
Now that, if not voter fraud, is fraud with voters.
Reg Henry thinks that the Republican candidates are truly Looney-Tooney. A nugget:
Consider the nation’s political life. It has lately had a cartoonish quality never much elevated above the juvenile. The debates for Republican presidential candidates have featured a number of Elmer Fudds trying to hunt down Donald Trump, who is no Bugs Bunny but Foghorn Leghorn without the Southern accent.
I nominate Bobby Jindal for the part of Wile E. Coyote, Genius.