Posts Tagged ‘Sarah Palin’

“A Delusional Freshman Senator”

This is the 99th article published on The Huffington Post. Coming Soon, “One-Hundred and Counting”

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A Southern Senator redefines insanity!

There has been an insidious craziness in the House of Representatives for an insufferable while and, until a few years ago, it was comical.

During that time the Senate, though outwardly intransigent and equally ineffective, had remained relatively sane — at least compared to the House.

But, that has changed dramatically. The lunacy, once confined to the House, has now crept into the August body!

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“Milk, Honey, or Hemlock”

This article has been posted on Huffington Post. To view it at HuffPost click on the link.

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Is the Tea Party poisoning the Grand Old Party?

Republicans have never been particularly good at governing, but the Tea Party makes it impossible.

Life has become difficult for the Republican Party as their base — mostly old, Fox-watching white people — is fading into oblivion. A base easily stirred up over third rail issues and easy to convince to vote against their own best interest.

The advent of the Tea baggers in 2010, The Madhatter’s Tea Party,” has made things even worse. The political train is racing past Republicans and they don’t have a ticket to climb on board.

Where do they go from here?

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“The Company You Keep”

In a democracy power must be restrained from time to time.

When the government begins to act in ways contrary to the will of ‘the people,’ in opposition to the health and well-being of the governed, ‘the people’ shall — must — rise up in opposition to the tyrannical elements in power.

The movie, “The Company You Keep,” is about a previous time of unrest, a time when our government overstepped its bounds and recklessly used its citizens for feckless purposes. A time when the youth rose up and challenged our government’s authority; especially the authority to wage war.

But the film not only showed the necessity of revolt then, but the similarities of our circumstances now.

Have we reached the point of revolt again?

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“Send In the Clowns”

Posted on The Huffington Post on Tuesday, August 3rd. Click on link to read it on HuffPost.

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Republicans seem to be getting crazier with every election!

Tennessee Representative, Marsha Blackburn’s, appearance on The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell a week ago on Monday night begged the question—what is wrong with the Republican Party?

The party that collectively invokes Ronald Reagan at every possible opportunity would have difficulty nominating the Gipper to represent their ideals today. He would be too moderate for the scattered, displaced, sometimes on the edge of insanity, Republican Party.

What has caused this extreme change in the Party of Lincoln?

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“The Palinization of America”

My newest post is on The Huffington Post, posted 6/6/11. Read it at HuffPo by clicking on the link.

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For many years America has been sliding into a dark abyss…

succumbing to the lowest common-denominator—spurning intelligence for ‘cool.’

As a result all areas of American life have changed, but not for the better. In fact, it is easier to be stupid than it is to become smart. And, unfortunately, America has embraced stupid.

Sarah Palin has somehow emerged at the vortex of this strange struggle—this negative storm. Perceived by some to be the answer for this country’s ills, she is, in fact, one of the causes.

This erosion was happening long before Palin burst onto the scene, but her presence has exposed the negative affects of the direction we’ve been heading for many years. The Palinization of America!

What exactly is Palinization?

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“Is That All You’ve Got, Still?”

Posted on The Huffington Post on Thursday evening March 3rd. Click on the link to view the article on The HuffPost.

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The GOP is vainly searching for a qualified Presidential Candidate!

With the elections less than two years away Republicans are still sifting through a tired list of potential candidates with very little luck!

The list of potential Presidential candidates reflects the uncertainty and unrest in the new Republican Party.

It seems like every few weeks a new prospect rises within the party and another on the list loses their lustre.

The list, since Obama’s defeat of McCain in 2008, has been in flux with no less than 18 potential stars. Some have already gone supernova, permanently fading from the list. Others are soon to follow.

The current list, which includes recirculated hopefuls like Mitt Romney, Ron Paul, and Sarah Palin, and Presidential wannabe’s like Tim Pawlenty, Newt Gingrich, and Michele Bachmann, is a study in both inanity and insanity.

Which Republican Presidential candidate can challenge President Obama?

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“The Tea Party: a Movement Running Out of Steam!”

What started out as a ‘Grass Roots’ movement is low on steam.

By definition grass roots is: ‘ordinary people regarded as the main body of an organization’s membership. Therefore, the ‘main body’ of the Tea Party is a collection of ordinary people with a common interest.

So what is the common interest of the members of this Tea Party: government spending, or taxation, or a return to the Constitution, or seeing President Obama’s birth certificate, or maybe the elevation of Sarah Palin?

Which ever it is, it is clearly evident that even the members of this ‘grass roots’ movement aren’t sure which it is.

From the moment of the first demonstrations, Tax Day, Wednesday, April 15th, it was evident that the movement was destined to struggle!

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“Is That All You’ve Got?”

jim They’re falling like flies and there seems to be nothing the party can do about it.

Im talking about potential Republican presidential candidates. Each week the list of 2012 hopefuls is reduced by at least one.

Last week it was Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin. The week prior it was the love struck Governor from South Carolina, Mark Sanford, saying adios to his presidential aspirations. And the week before that another promising presidential candidate, the junior Senator from Nevada, John Ensign,  just couldn’t keep his libido under control.

And how old is John Ensign? I read that his parents gave the family a mere $96,000 hush money to keep their baby boy out of trouble. What happened to “What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas?”

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