Tag: paul ryan

  • Democrat Won in Pennsylvania by Acting Trumpian, Right Insists

    We are often told that the outrageous grifts and chaos of Trump’s Washington is “the new normal” (per John Podhoretz et al.) and “modern day presidential” (per Trump himself); that, as we were assured after 9-11, Everything Has Changed and we cannot hope to return to the old ways, so we had better, as Trump spokeswoman […]

  • Planned Parenthood Supporters Drown Out Anti-Abortion Protesters In Lower Manhattan

    Hundreds of people gathered outside Planned Parenthood’s Margaret Sanger Center in Lower Manhattan on Saturday morning to protest Congressional Republicans’ plans to defund Planned Parenthood as part of a repeal of the Affordable Care Act. Across Bleecker Street, a little more than a dozen anti-abortion protesters held signs that said “Unborn Lives Matter” and “Women Deserve Better […]

  • Mitt Romney Leads Us Into an Age of Stupidity

    I’m well aware that politicians are supposed to lie, evade, and pander on a regular basis. That’s part of their job. I also know that when President Obama “evolved” over gay marriage, it was more likely his timing that had evolved; he used to be in favor of it, then he waffled when he hit […]

  • Why The Ryan/Biden Debate Will Be Inherently More Entertaining

    America is still letting out an exhausted sigh from the debate two nights ago in Denver. At this point, who knows who won, and who actually cares? The best/worst part of it all, as my colleague James King pointed out, is that Donald Trump was mentioned two times in 90 minutes; that’s two times more […]

  • Unlike All Of The Media, Paul Ryan Is Not So Psyched For The Debate

    Over the past two weeks, as the media buries the grave for Romney’s campaign and writes its tombstone, we’ve heard it a million times, over and over again: the debates could change everything. The debates are going to be the most exciting television this fall. The debates will finally show the human side of Mitt […]

  • NFL Refs And The Gentleman From Wisconsin

    Unions everywhere owe much to Paul Ryan. Yesterday, in a mind-boggling stretch of logic, the GOP vice presidential nominee equated Obama with the NFL referees who blew the call in Monday night’s game between Green Bay Packers and the Seattle Seahawks. It didn’t take long for a swarm of TV and internet pundits to point […]

  • Gawker: Paul Ryan Calls Romney “The Stench.” Only, He Doesn’t. At All

    Here’s the latest example of lazy journalism leading to blatant inaccuracies and falsehoods in the blogosphere, compliments of our friends at Gawker — and their incessant crusade to make Mitt Romney look stupid (as if he’s not doing a fine job of that on his own): “Paul Ryan’s Cute Nickname For His Floundering Running Mate: […]

  • Eastwood Explains His Improv, Invisible Obama and the Stool

    When we reported a few weeks back that Clint Eastwood endorsed Mitt Romney, we had no idea that the campaign would give him the podium; one that was being watched by millions of people. Or that he would give one of the most memorable speeches in convention history. Needless to say, we were gleefully surprised […]

  • Gay Republicans Sell Us Down the River With Lies!

    Just when you assumed gay self-loathing had been deposited in the dead-chicken bins, along comes a new wave of self-flagellation aimed to throw us under the hate truck. At a time when gays have made significant progress and other people are fully available to do all the hating, some gays crazily want to join in! […]

  • Sandy Stewart & Bill Charlap

    Are they the most talented mother-son act on the planet? Are there any others? Is there any competition to speak of? Doesn’t matter: When she coddles the standards and he accompanies her at the piano with the kind of austere economy Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan only wish they could achieve, the results are pop […]