What Trump and Bush have done is narrow the major focus of the race to two candidates and leave the other fifteen candidates and would-be candidates out in the cold, desperately jumping up and down trying to get anyone to pay attention.Read More
Author Archives: Dave Helfert
“One of the wonderful things about hypocrisy is that it so often comes around to bite the hypocrite on the butt.”
Of all the more popular political sins, my personal favorite is hypocrisy. One of the wonderful things about hypocrisy is that it so often comes around to bite the hypocrite on the butt. It’s widely practiced by people on both sides of the great political divide, but my friends in the Republican Party are working hard to raise the level of insincerity to new and dizzying heights.Read More »
…if Congress wants to challenge the Texas Legislature to a crazy contest, they’d better bring their lunch.
For example, Congress voted to cut funding for veterans’ programs and then complained about veterans’ services being cut. Big deal! Back in Texas, just a few days after nine people died and 18 were injured when bullets flew in a Waco biker bar, the state senate voted to allow people to carry guns openly wherever they go, accept, of course, in the Texas Capitol Building. Not really a surprise because most Texans agree that packing heat is just about our most sacred Constitutional guarantee, placed in the founding document by the Almighty him or herself. If everybody in that bar had been armed, they could all have defended themselves instead of running for cover.Read More »
“…every other real or imagined candidate felt compelled to jump in with their response to what they would have decided twelve years ago based on what we knew then or what we know now or what we thought we knew then or think we know now but didn’t know then.”Read More »
In years past, when national leaders talked about victory, they meant the United States — the entire United States — would defeat enemies overseas and overcome serious problems at home. Now their definition of victory is one political party winning over another.
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The Congressional Republicans’ willingness to turn their backs on the sanctity of private property rights demonstrates a lack of genuine belief in anything beyond “feed the kitty.”
Among the most sacred rights enumerated in the U.S. Constitution is the ownership and control of private property. It’s not quite as sacred as our God-given right to cruise Main Street with military-style automatic weapons, of course, but still pretty sacred.Read More »
Partisan political rhetoric is constantly drawing lines in the dirt.
You’re on one side or the other.Read More »
…when Dick Cheney reappeared to defend the practice of torture, it was the worst specter of Christmas past.Read More »