Posts Tagged ‘Barack Obama’

A Raging Orange Clown Named Donald Trump: A Shocking Win: An Election Post-Mortem

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I have struggled to write this article. Long ago I decided not to incessantly cover the 2016 horse race. I did write a few articles here and there about one or more of the candidates, but from early on this election season drained the creative well. I just couldn’t. Then Tuesday happened. I just can’t. It was like a punch to the gut. On Wednesday morning it was like waking up to a strange and scary new world. I keep thinking Ashton Kutcher will show up any moment with camera crew in tow in the most elaborate ever episode of Punk’d….
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Enraged Trump Followers Subvert GOP, Country

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On Tuesday, Donald Trump won the Indiana GOP primary, and with that, his quest to conquer the Republican Party is complete. That’s because Ted Cruz bowed out of the presidential contest last night, and today John Kasich also dropped out. That leaves Donald Trump, the bigoted, hateful, misogynist, loudmouth, xenophobic symbol of American white supremacists, as the presumptive nominee of the Grand Old Party. But should this really come as a surprise? Okay, so all along we kept saying Trump was a fad, or that he couldn’t crack 30% support, then 40%, then 50%, etc. But is the nomination of…
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Obama Vacations While Conservatives Have Selective Amnesia

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Are we really doing this again? It seems when President Obama takes a vacation longer than a couple of days, world events (whatever they might be at the time) lead conservatives to speculate whether he really cares. The guy campaigned to be president and was elected president, so it’s a safe bet he gives a shit. Never mind that there are always pressing world events, conservatives will always find a reason to criticize President Obama for taking too much vacation time and playing too many rounds of golf. And pay no attention to the conservatives who say this and then go…
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GOP Chickenhawks Suddenly Gone Soft: Republicans Have No Appetite For War

The war party, otherwise known as the Republican Party, has gone soft. The GOP likes to pride itself on being strong on national defense, looking to pick a fight with the next dictator or tyrant. And for at least the last three or four decades Republicans have taken great pleasure in deriding Democrats and liberals for being soft when it comes to war. But suddenly the chickenhawk Republicans find themselves in unfamiliar territory, having to defend their anti-war stance on Syria. What has the world come to? POLITICO — Of the 279 Republicans currently in the House and Senate, 83…
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Real Time with Bill Maher: Pot Is The New Gay Marriage

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The final “New Rule” – Real Time with Bill Maher – May 31, 2013 – Episode 284 Bill Maher: And finally, New Rule: Pot is the new gay marriage. And by that I mean it’s the next obvious civil rights issue that needs to fall. Now — If I asked you — What has been the biggest change in American society over the past twenty years? — what would you say? Instagram? Coconut water? Crocs? — All important, but no, it’s that a generation ago the closest thing to gay marriage was Liza Minnelli and Dave Gest. In 1988 only…
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