Tag Archives: HRC

Live-Blogging the First Presidential Debate

The pre-debate montage on NBC might as well say “brought to you by WWF” and a “let’s get ready to ruuuuumble!” 6:00–Savannah Guthrie tries to be even blander than usual, while Chuck Todd talks about competing visions of America in a way that makes Trump’s sound worse. I can’t wait to see Trump’s mean tweet… Read More »

Working Class Economist: Grading Each Candidate for Your Wallet

  Working class people everywhere might feel like rejoicing since Ted Cruz has withdrawn from the race, but what’s the exact breakdown of each presidential candidate on most working class people’s wallets? John Kasich…The Good: Uhhh, I guess he offers hugs? The Bad: Nothing more expensive than a pregnancy you don’t want, and Kasich’s one-man mission to shut… Read More »

Why Can’t We Let Lewinsky Go?

A few days ago, a new podcast episode all about the differences between Republican sex scandals and Democratic sex scandals was posted. The discussion included the curious, paradoxical double-standard that the social conservatives (Republicans) were actually more likely to forgive a sex scandal than the socially liberal, anything-goes Democrats. Listed were examples of powerful Republicans who made… Read More »

Democrats Don’t Need a Revolution, Republicans Do

It’ll be one of the great mysteries of the historically-long, never-ending 2016 primary season: “what went wrong with Bernie’s revolution?” Yes, how did the “shocking” defeat of a candidate who was never leading in a single poll happen? Now I have my own theories about that (which I’ll be happy to get into later this… Read More »

The Southeast is Actually the MOST Important Area for Democrats

For months we’ve seen Bernie and his even worse traveling circus of goons—i.e. surrogates—basically write-off the Southeast and laugh dismissively about Hillary’s wins there. They might say different variations of things like “Well, it doesn’t matter if Hillary won ‘Bamasippi’ as she’ll never win those states in November.” They might even mock the “ignorance” of… Read More »

Actually, Hillary Doesn’t Need Bernie’s Fans, but He Sure Needs Hers

We’ve heard the same tired lines about the Democratic primary for months: “Well, no matter who wins the primary” as if there’s any doubt Hillary will “they’ll need each other’s fans.” And now that we’ve seen Bernie’s chances of winning winnow down to zero, the more specific “Hillary will need to appeal to his fans… Read More »

Is Obama Right in Saying Trump Won’t Succeed Him as President?

Recently, Barack Obama spoke to a group of Los Angeles fundraisers. [I wonder if Bill Maher was there? I’m guessing not. I wonder if Obama’s swinging by tonight’s Real Time episode? Also, I’m guessing not.] And he made the bold prediction that Trump isn’t “succeeding” him as President. Now sure, that sounds like sound money… Read More »

Needless to Say, Hillary Clinton is Beyond “Qualified” to be President

This article won’t be very long. Recently, Bernie Sanders—-auditioning for the role of “distant relative everybody is a little disappointed showed up to the family reunion”—-decided to keep destroying his legacy by hammering Hillary harder than he has in the past. He even said she was not “qualified” to be president, even though everybody pretty… Read More »

Choosing Merrick Garland is a Brilliant Move on Obama’s Part

In the face of historically bull-headed Republican opposition, President Obama had one of two ways he could go: one was choosing the furthest, wackadoodle leftist judge you could ever imagine since he has no hope of getting any justice confirmed. It would be a triumphiant bone thrown to the restless base, but would really not… Read More »