Media Conspire to Suppress Republican Turnout

St. Louis’s KSDK.com is doing its fair share to suppress the Republican voter turnout. They’re pumping a handful of counted votes to give the impression that Obama is walking away with the national popular vote: Here’s the scam. Only 42 votes have been counted in a country of 150 million registered voters. In other words,…

Which Barack Obama is Right?

  A genius is someone who can hold contrary concepts simultaneously in mind. What, then, do we call a person who simultaneously argues two contrary concepts? How ‘bout “demagogue?” A few weeks ago, Barack Obama told America’s business owners that they are not responsible for their success.  “Someone else built that.” Today, the same Obama…

I Told You So! Democrats BOO God, Israel

As if reading from a script written by the Romney campaign, the Democrats on Wednesday managed to mangle their public image even further, this time by booing God and Israel. On Tuesday, the Democratic National Convention stripped God’s name from their platform and rejected Israel’s choice of Jerusalem as its capital. Wednesday, the party panicked…

The Karl Rove School of Sanctimony

When I read about Todd Akin’s unfortunate comments to Charles Jaco, my first thought was uncharitable.  “I could just kill him.” “I could kill him,” is an idiom. Its cousins include “wring his neck” and “poke his eyes out.” Idioms hyperbolize our emotional reaction to an event. I was angry because Todd Akin gave the…

Thanks to the Candidates Who Took My Survey

Thanks, so much, to the candidates who took a moment to respond to my survey.   Here are the results, including the candidates’ verbatim responses. I will oppose tax credits for private development except for extreme cases, such as recovery from disasters. Agree 3 100% Disagree 0 0% I will reject federal funds that come…

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Distrust Adjectives, and the Politicians Who Use Them

Missouri’s primary is August 7. Missouri’s Republicans now litter the airwaves and in-boxes with smears against their Republican opponents. What strikes me is the weakness of so many of their pitches.   Every political ad is a pitch. It’s a chance to sell an idea and to volunteer as that idea’s champion in some high…

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Just How Bad Would a Second Obama Term Be?

If you believe that 92 percent of people need to have most aspect of their lives managed by experts, then a second Obama term will make you happy. If, however, you believe in self-governance, that people are endowed by God and nature with the capacity and unalienable right to manage their own affairs, then a…