Monthly Archives: August 2012

Indecent Proposal: The Lost Art of Sucking Up

This just in: President Barack Obama does not suck up to the one per cent. Yes, the meme is out that big Democratic donors feel slighted by this president, so much so that they are choosing not to contribute much … Continue reading

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What Was Todd Akin Wearing?

After Representative Todd Akin (R-MO) displayed his belief on national television that women who were victims of “legitimate” rape rarely become pregnant because their bodies have “ways to try to shut that whole thing down,” the Republican party and its … Continue reading

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“Confected Distractions” or How To Change the Subject When You’re Losing the Debate

Feeling a bit jerked around by the headlines and pundit topics of the week, Thursday the meme_ster tuned in to the White House daily press conference with press secretary Jay Carney to hear the Obama administration’s actual responses to journalists’ actual … Continue reading

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The Palin Effect of Paul Ryan, Revisited

Friday’s buzz anticipating Paul Ryan as Mitt Romney’s more better vice presidential pick had the meme_ster imagining this delicious possibility. Yet my compassionate conservative side felt a shiver of caution, prompting this entry. Since then, of course, Mr. Romney has … Continue reading

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Note to Republicans: The Virtues of Vetting

Conservative Republicans are very cranky today about Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid spreading rumors that their leading candidate and presumptive nominee for president Mitt Romney may not have paid taxes for ten years. How dare he! A rumor! And from … Continue reading

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