Posts Tagged ‘2024 Elections’

June 19th, 2023 - 6:19 pm § in Democrats, Politics, Republicans

Fresh off the debt fight, the GOP wants new tax cuts

Within days after the debt ceiling deal was struck, Republicans appeared to renege by indicating they will seek deeper spending cuts in budget negotiations; and now, on top of that, they’re also “pushing deep tax cuts for companies and the affluent,” ABC News reported on Monday, Ju[...]

May 25th, 2023 - 11:45 pm § in Politics, Republicans

Theocrat bows out of Senate race, thank God

I don’t think he’d be elected, but I don’t want to gamble. Doug Mastriano, a retired military officer whose grasp of government is less than a competent 9th grader’s, has bowed out of Pennsylvania’s 2024 U.S. Senate contest (see story here). Mastriano (bio here) is a th[...]

May 11th, 2023 - 6:58 pm § in Politics, Racism, Republicans

GOP candidate: Civil rights gains “took away freedom”

“North Carolina Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson, the state’s first Black lieutenant governor and the GOP front-runner for the 2024 gubernatorial race, repeatedly lambasted the ‘so-called’ 1960s Civil Rights Movement, lamenting that ‘so many freedoms were lost during the civil rights[...]

May 4th, 2023 - 9:42 pm § in Politics, Republicans

The candidates GOP voters vote for

Well, you already know quite a bit about that: They voted for Trump, Doug Mastriano, Kari Lake, and Herschel Walker, among others. Republican voters don’t seem to care how dishonest, corrupt, or vile their party’s candidates are. Mark Robinson (photo, left) is another name you may be hea[...]

March 15th, 2023 - 5:11 pm § in America, Biden, Donald Trump, Europe, Foreign Affairs, Politics, Republicans, Russia, Schools & Colleges

Foreign policy …

… is the most important task a president does. It’s literally about war and peace. But this poses a conundrum, because presidential campaigns are waged and won or lost on domestic issues; politics is very much a “what will you do for me” affair. (The softer and more polite wa[...]

February 21st, 2023 - 8:40 pm § in Politics, Republicans

Nikki Haley, secessionist

Nikki Haley wants to be president, but is struggling to explain who she is, so the media are stepping in. She “defended states’ rights to secede from the United States, South Carolina Confederate History Month and the Confederate flag in a 2010 interview,” CNN reported on Tuesday, Febr[...]

February 2nd, 2023 - 12:17 am § in Hypocrisy, Politics, Racism, Republicans, Schools & Colleges

Black lives don’t matter in Florida

That’s the message Gov. Ron DeSantis, who wants to be president, sent when he banned African-American studies from Florida schools. One of his explicit objections to the course was inclusion of “Black Lives Matter” materials. According to him, “Black Lives Matter” has n[...]

December 4th, 2022 - 7:12 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

Will Trump’s constitution remark be his “Dean scream”?

It probably was as offhand a remark as he’ll ever make, but when Trump screeched about reinstating his presidency by suspending the Constitution, he ignited a forest fire. Alice Stewart, a conservative commentator and former GOP staffer, sneered, “I hate to inform [him], the Constitution[...]

November 12th, 2022 - 12:30 pm § in Biden, Democrats, Donald Trump, Politics, Republicans

What a stupid idea!

Publishing — whether print or pixels — is a business, and needs readers, so they create crime waves, do stories on politicians (the more obnoxious, the better), and run pieces by pundits (the more idiotic, the better). I do it, too, by leaving up Steve’s utterly ridiculous satirica[...]

July 2nd, 2022 - 3:38 pm § in Health, Politics

Florida doctor kicked off state board for advocating kids get Covid shots

Dr. Lisa Gwynn (photo, left), a pediatrician and med school prof, is president of the Florida chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (profile here). She also was a director of Florida Healthy Kids Corporation, a state health insurance provider, until she was fired from that board on Wednesday[...]