We wonder if he’ll deny he ever advocated decentralizing the concentration of wealth, now that he’s on the campaign trail? Oh, well, he can always say he saw the light… in a mere four short months (he’s such an impetuous lad!).
Meanwhile, since when did his Social Security plan call for “no benefit cuts”?
But our favorite part is how Ryan practically calls George W. Bush a liberal! That right there should tell you just how far to the fringe-right Ryan stands — and how removed he is from reality. (more…)
“…Romney talked about amending the Constitution to require the president to have business experience. He spoke approvingly of a notion from a store owner who wanted to make anyone who does not have at least three years of business background ineligible to lead the country. …
“Well, there goes Teddy Roosevelt, the writer, rancher and police commissioner, not to mention his distant cousin Franklin Roosevelt, the assistant naval secretary and politician, or Dwight Eisenhower, the career soldier. Ike’s résumé, which includes defeating the world’s most concentrated form of evil in Nazi Germany, would not be not enough to qualify him for the presidency. … (more…)
You probably haven’t heard of Thomas J. Fuentes, who died earlier this month. Chances are, if you had met him (and assuming you are a rational, live-and-let-live sort of person), you’d have spent the rest of your life wishing you hadn’t.
Fuentes was sucked into the black hole of Republicanism when he was still a wee lad attending Catholic school in Los Angeles. In no time, his conversion to the Dark Side was complete; by 1962, he was president of a teenage Republican club working to put Richard M. Nixon, fresh off his disastrous challenge to JFK for the White House, into the governor’s mansion in Sacramento. (more…)
Claims to fame: Failed businessman; son of the 41st President of the United States; squatter, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
Moral apex: Sorry, can’t list everything. Only so much disk space, you know. Besides, we can’t delve into any of Junior’s alleged sexual peccadilloes (like, oh, his alleged extramarital affair with one Tammy Phillips, which reportedly began in 1997 and ended in 1999) without worrying about a late-night knock at the door.
Besides, Bush’s verifiable crimes are so voluminous, allegations of a lousy extramarital affair (or three, or ten) mean nothing by comparison. Remember the mantra, babes: When Clinton lied, nobody died.
So let’s just leave it at this…
— At the Republican National Convention in 1988, when asked by a Hartford Courant reporter what he and his father talked about when they weren’t discussing politics (as reported by Salon).
Suggested Bible reading for Mr. Bush:
This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
— 2 Timothy 3:1-5