In the brief pause after the first debate, I want to recognize a special group of Republican Ohio politicians that I will continue to do up to election day.
It’s the shadowy group that endorsed Donald Trump and then took the first covered wagon out of town. Now you see ‘em and now you don’t. Profiles in courage they aren’t. That’s an attribute that only shows up in their yard signs.
Allow me to share the list with you: Sen. Rob Portman, U.S. Rep. Renacci, Atty. Gen. Mike DeWine, Secretary of State Jon Husted, Treasurer Josh Mandel, Ohio House Speaker […]Full Story... →
OK. It’s behind us. The historic first debate between Donald and Hillary, I mean. Considering the media hype, I hung on to the end hoping to see the Martians land. lnstead, it was Donald the Mud Wrestler being Donald the Mud Wrestler and Hillary the Calm Diplomat being Hillary the Calm Diplomat. Sorry if I gave away the ending.
Obviously, even Roger Ailes, the predatory media exile who was Trump’s advisor for the debate, didn’t do much good. You discovered that much when Trump credited himself with being smart about not paying taxes. And despite volumes that recorded his approval […]Full Story... →
From the party whose foul-mouthed leader says that he knows more about ISIS than all of the generals, who insists that Mexico will pay for his wall, who asked Putin to hack Hillary’s emails, who built his favorite tower on the backs of undocumented Polish workers, whose career has moved from one bankruptcy to another, who lives each day with a vision of his name added to the U.S. Constitution and his face on Mount Rushmore, I am ashamed to admit as an Ohioan that the GOP political class in Columbus has endorsed him. Gov. Kasich is the only one […]Full Story... →
As some of you may not know, nor need to know, Rep. Jim Renacci, a Republican, posts a weekly report online reeking with goodness. That would include the absence, week after week, of any mention of his safely embedded endorsement of Donald Trump.
Renacci, it can be reported, is among the GOP’s winkers who are trying to survive the Trump horror as a candy ass .
Ah, but otherwise there is good news in his reports, as with the latest one that begins in grand style by telling us that he had a “very productive and successful” week in Washington. […]Full Story... →
When Donald Trump Jr. breezily compared Syrian refugees to a bowl of Skittles, it revealed once again the Trump Culture so coldly detached from today’s bloodily inhuman conflicts. At 38, “Skittles” Trump, as he shall now be known, is the dauphin who someday will inherit billions from Daddy’s purse and sees no reason to cast himself today as a worry wart over other people’s hardship.
As news sources begin taking a closer look at him, they are finding copious evidence that he has become the poster figure for right-wing militants, racists and other radical groups that joined his father to […]Full Story... →
Did it surprise you to learn that Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, the Republican Veep candidate, wants to be Dick Cheney-2?
C’mon. Even in jest, the times are too serious to attach such idiocy to the snow-topped Republican who is proud of his reputation as a man of deep religious conviction.
But there he was on ABC’s “This week” as Cheney-2 by telling the audience, “I frankly hold Dick Cheney in really high regard in his role as vice president and as an American” and hopeful of being his role model. I wonder if anybody reminded him that Cheney was not […]Full Story... →
It’s been a horrendous year for the national media ever since it grabbed a deranged tiger by the tail as the alleged Republican presidential candidate. Nor were many of the network gurus prepared to accept America’s first woman presidential candidate. I mean, a country as big as ours that Donald Trump, whose rap sheet would traverse Lake Erie, wants to make great again by keeping a mere unqualified “crooked” female out of the Oval Office?
Ah, but the network execs were saying at the outset that Trump was an audience builder, a marketable quantity when they defended cutting away from […]Full Story... →
The world isn’t flat and President Obama is not a usurper.
We’ve known about the flatness thing since our kindergarten days.
But it wasn’t until Friday Sept. 16, 2016 that we were informed by Donald Trump that the president was an American citizen in good standing. In a deplorable 27-second statement, the deplorable Republican candidate said Barack Obama was born in the United States. PERIOD.
Period? As the deplorable candidate explained , he wants to get back to making America great again. For starters, he should get out of town.
Until yesterday, Trump had suckered his fans into believing that […]Full Story... →
Michele Bachmann, the dumb forever-whining ex-congresswoman from Minnesota now serving as Donald Trump’s advisor on things religious, has issued a warning to those of us who are not paying attention: She asserted on the Christian Broadcasting Network that if Hillary is elected it will be America’s “last election”. She said she really believes it “beyond a shadow of a doubt” because with Hillary in the Oval Office presiding over an off-white skin (brown and black) nation, we face an apocalypse.
Michele’s Doom’s Day histrionics are not new. . You may recall that she once complained about the burden of government […]Full Story... →
Donald Trump has been so busy adding thugs to his smearing committee that his latest appointment of another cut-throat as his deputy campaign manager (whatever that means) hardly made the columns of many newspapers and newscasts.
We refer to David Bossie, whom Dan Rather described as a “professional political hitman”.
Rather warned us that you can expect the worst from him in the final two months of the presidential campaign.
Bossie has devoted much of his time with a shovel to dig up anything that might scandalize the Democratic presidential nominee. He’s also scandalized himself as the president of Citizens […]Full Story... →
Well, here we are on the eve of Labor Day and guess who is showing so much gratitude for the workers?
Would you include right-wing officeholders like Ohio Republican Sen. Rob Portman and Rep. Jim Renacci, both of whom have endorsed Donald Trump (although they hope you haven’t noticed!)
But about Labor Day, which was inspired by labor unionists whose programs have been so defiled today by Republican anti-unionists. Anybody on planets Portman or Renacci remember that a couple of union-headed workers named Matthew Maguire , a machinist, and Peter McGuire, a carpenter, inspired the creation of Labor […]Full Story... →