Fight Club

Last Thursday’s tenth GOP presidential debate felt like a WWE SummerSlam event. By the halfway point, I wouldn’t have been surprised if Donald Trump had walked off stage and tagged Chris Christie to come out and slam a folding chair against Marco Rubio.

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American History X

Last week, I compared the leading GOP candidates’ responses of the Syrian refugees to the social media postings of your crazy Tea Party-loving uncle.

What a difference a week makes. 

These guys belong inside a cell between Miggs and Hannibal Lecter at the Baltimore State Hospital.

Source: MGM Studios

Source: MGM Studios

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Children of Men

Last Friday night, Paris was attacked by three cells affiliated with the terrorist organization ISIS, resulting in the country’s worst wave of violence since World War II.

As we learn more of the tragic events and the perpetrators themselves, many of the GOP presidential candidates intensified their rhetoric for the U.S. to cease accepting Syrian refugees.

The candidates’ comments blur the line between what you would expect from a presidential nominee and memes your crazy uncle posts on Facebook.

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The Wild Bunch

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus referred to last week’s CNBC debate as “a series of ‘gotcha’ questions, petty and meanspirited in tone, and designed to embarrass our candidates,” in a letter to Chairman of NBC News, Andrew Lack.

The RNC criticism against CNBC distracts from the real issue: the questions weren’t the problem, the answers were.

Source: Justin Sullivan/Getty

Source: Justin Sullivan/Getty

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iCarly

Last week, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson and former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina flagged down the Republican clown car as they each announced their candidacies for the 2016 presidential election.

Interestingly, neither candidate has ever held political office (this is Carson’s first political campaign).

Source: Chicago Tribune

Source: Chicago Tribune

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The American President

During a recent appearance on Late Night with Seth Meyers, Senator Ted Cruz discussed his stance on the world’s changing climate:

“My view actually is simple. Debates on this should follow science, and should follow data. And many of the alarmists on global warming, they’ve got a problem because the science doesn’t back them up.”

Source: Star-Telegram/Lloyd Bishop/NBC

Source: Star-Telegram/Lloyd Bishop/NBC

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Mixed Nuts

“CPAC is known as the place where the future of conservatism always starts,” former Republican VP candidate Sarah Palin told this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference audience.  However, the former Alaskan Governor should think twice before raising the roof to Timbuk3.

sarah palin raising the roof!

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Raising Cain

Former GOP presidential hopeful and Libya strategist Herman Cain has come to the realization that the Republican Party may have an issue with race.  It wasn’t the series of voting restrictions targeting minorities or the recent tweet from the RNC that declared racism over that bothered Cain, it was the omission of his name on a flier for potential 2016 presidential candidates.

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The Monster Squad

Earlier this year, Republican strategist Steve Schmidt referred to the CPAC convention as “the Star Wars bar scene of the conservative movement.” If CPAC is the Star Wars cantina, this weekend’s Values Voter Summit may just be the Death Star.

The Values Voter Summit

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