Wednesday, October 21, 2015


Joe Biden has decided not to launch a presidential campaign at this point in the game, and that's probably a good thing.

For me, the 2016 election is simple. There are four current Supreme Court justices who are getting old: Ginsburg (82), Scalia and Kennedy (79), and Breyer (77). There's a good chance the next president will need to replace several (or all) of them. When that time comes, I prefer that Hillary Clinton is naming the replacements instead of Trump, Cruz, or any of the other shit stains running on the GOP side.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015


Marco Rubio has all the intangibles (youth, ethnicity, resume, etc) to make him a formidable GOP candidate. His problem is that he'll be required to go way down the tea party rabbit hole to win the nomination -- he needs to out-Trump Donnie and out-Carson Ben. By the time he remakes himself, he may be suffering self-inflicted mortal wounds.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Done For

So Rand Paul says that Rafael (Ted) Cruz is pretty much done in the Senate.

Ideally, we could find a way to remove Cruz from the U.S. Senate immediately. But treating him like another empty chair will be okay too. That slimy grifter needs to become a pariah in the Republican Party. 

Saturday, September 19, 2015


How to make Republican TV debates interesting:

First, get rid of the Christian reconstruction crowd (Cruz, Huckabee, Santorum, Jindal). Then get rid of the non-politicians who think their first job in government should be the most important government job on the planet (Trump, Carson, Fiorina). Next, get rid of the people who are repulsive (Cruz again, Walker, Rand Paul, Christie, Graham). Then get rid of Pataki and Gilmore because most people don't even know they're running. Finally, make sure Rick Perry is not allowed to rejoin the race.

If my count is accurate, that leaves Jeb Bush, John Kasich, and Marco Rubio. Those are the only three Republicans in the race who might have an occasional sane thought, who actually understand how government works, and who might be electable in November 2016. At that point, America could start taking the Republican Party seriously again, and the debates would stop being a Three Stooges slapstick comedy.