Tag: Campaign 2016

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In ancient times (before the Florida Republican primary) Rubio supporters tended to characterize their favored candidate in practical, if not cynical terms, explaining that the Florida senator was the GOP’s best shot Republicans had at defeating Hillary. But was this an open and honest assessment of Rubio or did a sizable portion of Rubio supporters see him not just […]

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Somebody Kill Me


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First of all, congratulations are in order. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have all but clinched the nominations of their respective parties and have done so abiding by the rules.

Having said that, somebody kill me.

Reminiscences: The 1970s


1970sI confessed to my seven-year-old son recently that when I was his age I was usually out in the street playing with toy guns and eating a pack of candy cigarettes a day. “Where were your mom and dad?” he asked. I told him the truth: “Entertaining in the den with real guns and real cigarettes.”

Couples with children were seen as blessed, surrounded as they were by forgivable versions of themselves. Children weren’t coddled but cherished and I still remember the pleasure my dad took casually cracking hard-boiled eggs on my head. The term role model did not then exist nor, for that matter, did solar subsidies, the prevailing belief in those days being that Americans could never be cowed into paying for the sun.

Heh, good times.

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When President Obama defeated Mitt Romney, it marked the fifth time in the previous six national elections in which the Republican nominee lost the popular vote to his Democrat counterpart. Having won only 27% of the Latino vote in 2012, the GOP decided that to become competitive again it needed to “reach out” to Hispanics […]

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Rubio: Man-Boy Candidate Promises Less of the Same

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While a boy’s face on a man’s body may be the romantic ideal for some, it serves only to reinforce Republican primary voters’ skepticism about Sen. Marco Rubio’s lack of skepticism about government interventionism. The Florida senator’s political instincts have led him to believe, among other things, that the US immigration crisis can only be addressed through comprehensive reform, a mutually-exclusive term favored by pundits, progressives, and “soft values” Republicans like Rubio.

A Glossary of 2016 Campaign Terms I Just Made Up


As hispandering (pandering to Hispanics) enters the American political lexicon, so too do a host of other terms whose meanings may not be immediately clear in the rapidly-changing landscape of the 2016 presidential campaign. Below is a glossary of some of the newest terms and their definitions.

Kasichiness – Most often afflicting Democrat and establishment Republican governors, this condition results in the irresistible itch to expand your state’s roll in bankrupting the already insolvent Medicaid program. Scratching this itch usually only makes the condition worse.

9 Medical Facts You Didn’t Know about Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un



Screen Shot 2016-09-15 at 4.55.41 PMDonald Trump enjoys inordinately beautiful health according to a recent statement made by his doctor. So beautiful, in fact, that only North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un seems to rival The Donald in physical robustness. Both men’s doctors are unequivocal in describing their respective patient’s health, using such terms as “astonishingly excellent,” “extraordinary,” and “the strength of ten men.”