Tea Party Be Gone!

So after the election and the resulting apparent near collapse and all of the soul-searching that has gone on within the Republican party, one can find it easy to have forgotten about Karl Rove, the¬†wunderkind who engineered the Bush(2) victories. After all, he was among those identified with the future of the party, and certainly, […]

Well Here’s Your Problem…

One fascinating part of watching the election this past year was the absolute bewilderment shown by the Republicans in failing to win as much as they expected…Or failing to win at all. They were clearly flabbergasted by the results and didn’t know what went wrong.   The confusion began with the confidence of Romney’s pollsters […]

Afterward

On the morning after, people wake up feeling either elated or depressed, or for some, even sick. It’s not a new phenomena after elections, especially big ones, to have some sort of visceral reaction to the results, but what’s surprising to me is that people don’t see the long-term big picture: there have been those […]

Running

Ah, election night. It’s always been a big deal, but back in my youth, it was a lot of fun and quite an experience.   You see, ages ago, in 1976, actually, my mom, in her deep wisdom, signed me up to help her work at the election headquarters for Minneapolis.   Back then, voters […]

Foot-In-Mouth

I figure you all could probably check out the pictures to the right if you’re looking for your cat fix. In the meantime, I’ll talk about the incredible ability of politicians to improperly speak their mind.   The incredible knack that all politicians have these days of saying stupid things got me to wondering: is […]

Debating

So yeah, I watched the debate.   Well, truth be told, I started watching, but 15 minutes in, I just turned on the radio and listened on NPR. And I think I ended up experiencing the same things talked about with the Nixon-Kennedy debate.   For two men who initially looked pretty stiff and measured […]

Amending

There’s a brouhaha going on over who has the right to name an amendment question on the election ballot in this state. The Secretary of State has named them, not surprisingly, in a different way than the legislative supporters of both measures wished. So as a result, they’re pissed, claiming that Mark Ritchie, the Secretary […]