Posts tagged "GOP"

Deep Reflection

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Deep Reflection

My preference in trying to say something about Trump has been to focus on larger issues which he represents, rather than focusing on the individual man. The above cartoon comments on what the popularity of Trump’s openly hateful, racist demagoguery reveals about the modern Republican Party and its electorate…

Little GOP of Horrors

Saturday, August 29, 2015

In contrast to his reputation as a builder, devouring the entire slate of Republican candidates this election cycle and rendering the Republican brand as radioactive as Chernobyl would be Trump’s greatest, most lasting achievement, having a far longer-term, more meaningful, and positive impact on history and the world than any number of golf courses with ridiculously-oversized American flags or skyscrapers with his name plastered on them in giant letters.

Lincolnfederates

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Republicans (or people for whom the Republican party isn’t right wing enough) are usually the ones shouting loudest about “States’ Rights,” and are most likely to claim Lincoln as a rhetorical symbol while outright rejecting or fighting against everything he stood for.

Stomp Out the Vote

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Stomp Out the Vote

Aware of the inverse relationship between the size and diversity of a group of people, and the likelihood individuals in that group will vote for them–even when given only one other choice–the GOP has apparently reasoned that if they want to continue winning elections without having to make their policies more-inclusive and less-terrible, their best bet is to use the powers they gained during the 2010 election to decrease turnout in the future.

Right to Life Imprisonment

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Right to Life Imprisonment

In much the same way that the pursuit and enaction of social policies designed to counteract centuries of entrenched, systemic racism makes liberals The Real Racists, Huckabee argued that laws putting insurers on the hook for birth control, like the Affordable Care Act, are proof of their authors’ disrespect for women…

The Plan Backfires

Monday, October 21, 2013

The Plan Backfires

The conspiracy by House Republicans to force the President either to make further concessions on the Affordable Care Act, or risk the kind of global economic catastrophe that could result from the US government going into default, seems to have mostly blown up in their big, dumb faces…

Something Old, Something New

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Something Old, Something New

Comparing the present state of Marriages vs. Civil Unions to the “separate but equal” policies of Jim Crow and Racial Segregation is far from a new idea… I was searching for a novel way of addressing the concept when I was reminded of Norman Rockwell’s painting The Problem We All Live With, which depicts Ruby Bridges being escorted by U.S. Marshals, as the first black student at a previously all-white school.

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