Why the GOP Continues Begging to Lose

…and will lose. What sticks out is the sheer gratuitous stupidity of the thing, as well as the transparent contempt for the poor. “For I was hungry, and you gave me nothing.” Not just evil, stupid too. [Read more...]

Cheap Grace

Discernment-free conservatism rejoices at the spectacle of Mark Sanford, who ditched his wife for a Latin American hottie on the public dime and lied about it, winning an election. Cue Sanford, spouting the rhetoric of Christian Tofu Moralistic Therapeutic Deism: “I want to acknowledge a God not just of second chances but third, fourth, fifth, [Read More...]

Yeah. Pretty Much.

One of the major legacies of the Bush/Cheney Administration to American Culture.  That, and massive debt, a nascent police state, and an eternal war footing.  Arguably the most catastrophic administration of my lifetime.  And the response of his Party?  Not admission, much less regret.  Just simple blank denial.  The convention last summer made it seem [Read More...]

As I said before, nothing brings out the Right Wing Police State Neo-Fascist Sycophant

…faster than a little fear: The Daily Show with Jon StewartGet More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Indecision Political Humor,The Daily Show on Facebook If anybody poses a danger to the American Way, it is the cowards and demagogues in the FOXNews commentariat. If they got their way, the damage they would do to the United States [Read More...]

John Medaille on the Spiritual Rot…

…at the heart of the Thing that Used to be Conservatism in his fine review of Ross Douthat’s Bad Religion. [Read more...]

Just Listen to These Devils in Human Form

Who can dispute our urgent need to go to war with them and slaughter as many as possible? As this well-conditioned child of the Thing That Used to be Conservatism teaches us with the Wisdom of the Children: In other news, the overwhelming favorite of Faithful Conservative Catholics[TM], bloodthirsty warmonger, torture fan, (and supporter of [Read More...]

Why ‘Unpatriotic Conservatives’ Could Not Be Written Today

is the question raised by the eminently sane Daniel McCarthy. Oooh! Oooh!  Me! Me!  I know! Because the conservatives who objected to the Iraq war were right and completely vindicated by the catastrophe that followed? Because the bullying chickenhawk neocons who tried to excommunicate them were so disastrously wrong that even David Frum, the little hack [Read More...]

We Have to Abandon All our Principles and Support the Prolife GOP

Because they care *so* much about us: “On March 6, the House Republican leadership called an initial floor vote on their version of the continuing resolution (CR) needed to fund the government through the rest of this fiscal year after the current CR expires on March 27. This House leadership CR did not include the [Read More...]

Opposite evils to do not balance: They aggravate each other

A reader complains: You and Galupo are just wrong about Palin. Her bit with the Big Gulp was so drawn out, it was obviously comic shtick to make fun of Bloombergism. Apparently Palin the performance artist is too sophisticated for snotty Mark Shea to understand. I think product warning labels are often deeply stupid and [Read More...]

Here’s an Idea for the GOP: Stop Lionizing Stupidity

“Republicans will start winning elections again by telling Americans they should be proud of acting stupid.” Yes.  Yes indeed. In a related vein, when Bubba Jo Suggs and Nathan Bedford Forrest Jr. show up at your CPAC workshop on racial diversity and proceed to sing the glories of the Confederacy, crow about “White Culture” and [Read More...]