Clarence Thomas for President?

I typically don’t swear (especially when it’s not football season), but there’s only one way to respond to this: Not just “Yeah!” but “Hells yeah!”: There’s speculation that party insiders, unhappy with the current field, might float the candidacy of someone not now in the race, like New Jersey Governor Chris Christie or Jeb Bush. While Christie and Bush might More …

Exactly What He Intended

On Ricochet, Paul Rahe points out what was obvious to begin with but is becoming ever more so: Obama’s policies aren’t mistakes; he’s doing exactly what he wants: On the face of it, President Obama would appear to be shooting himself in the foot. Why would he risk losing the Catholic vote? One could, of course, argue that his aim More …

Santorum’s Endearing Weaknesses

This is why I could never be a politician: a lot of the things that make Rick Santorum a weak candidate are things that make me like him better: But there was one more thing that hurt him as well, and that was what might be called the Rick Santorum issue. In the Senate as well as in his home More …

This is a Real Thing!

Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine endorses Rick Santorum: “Earlier in the election, I was completely oblivious as to who Rick Santorum was, but when the dude went home to be with his daughter when she was sick, that was very commendable,” Mustaine recently told MusicRadar.com. “… You know, I think Santorum has some presidential qualities, and I’m hoping that if it More …

So This Is It, Then

As a lunatic, right-wing, evangelical Christian (Southeast Division), I get into my share of “this country is going to hell in a hand basket” discussions. As sincere as these discussions are–and believe me, all the passions in them are dead earnest–there’s always an undercurrent of the hypothetical in them. Something will happen, we think, before things get as bad as More …

Looks Like My Childhood Never Happened

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, George Lucas (who’s dead to me, by the way), explains that the Star Wars I thought I saw when I was six never really existed: THR: People can get fanatical about the movies — how does that make you feel? The puppet vs. CGI Yoda ruckus, and the who-shot-first, Han Solo or Greedo More …

Election 2012: The Playing Field, Or Why Nobody Likes Any of the Choices for President

Politics is becoming one of those things where the conventional wisdom diverges so radically from my own observations, that I figure one of us must be crazy. (Like the TV show “How I Met Your Mother,” which is wildly successful and popular, but which I think may top “Manimal” as the worst television show ever produced.) Based on the behavior More …

Scripture: Another Thing Obama Doesn’t Understand

At RedState, Erick Erickson and Breeanne Howe light into Barak Obama over his use of scripture to try to justify tax increases on the rich. Here’s some of Erickson: Christ was not talking about money. The President, in making the case for his tax plan using that passage of scripture, perverts Christ’s meaning. Christ was talking explicitly about the blessings More …