Tag Archives: Republican Party

This week’s Herald column: Rafael runs the shutdown, Rush rules the party

In this week’s column, the media-political convergence between El Rushbo and Rafael the Canadian (AKA Ted Cruz) explains the shutdown, and the small band of House kamikazes who won’t let our government go.

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This week’s Herald column: the apostasy of John Ellis Bush

Cartoon by the great Jim Morin. See more Morin toons here. How did Jeb Bush, the arch conservative former governor of Florida — Mr. Voter Caging 2000 — Mr Right Wing, suddenly become a RINO to the new, far right … Continue reading

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Jonathan Chait explains it all: the GOP’s all-in gamble for 2012

The last sentence of Jonathan Chait’s must-read article in the New Yorker is just the beginning: The deepest effect of Obama’s election upon the Republicans’ psyche has been to make them truly fear, for the first time since before Ronald … Continue reading

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Newt Gingrich chillin’, fellow conservative elites, not so much

This line from Politico’s daily “morning score” email probably sums up the state of affairs in the GOP:

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With Daniels staying out, no ‘Superman’ for the GOP **UPDATE: Erickson’s blah ‘rah rah’

For the Republican Party, there will be no last minute miracle.

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Frank Rick explains it all: GOP vs the Tea Party

From Frank Rich’s NYT column, the naked truth: the tea party may think they’re taking over the country (by mugging the GOP), but all they’re really doing is serving as the vassal army for the real bosses set to gain … Continue reading

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BartCop predicts the future of the tea party

And the future, is dumpage: Your thoughts? Will the Republican Party ditch the tea party movement after November, win or lose?

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GOP’s ‘Pledge’ launch fizzles

Pre-empted by the president, panned by policy wonks and just plain dull, the Republican Party’s big rebranding effort comes up short.

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(Video) Charlie Crist unplugged: thanks God he’s no longer a Republican

Via the Shark Tank: tell us how you really feel about no longer being a Republican, Charlie:

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For the GOP, it’s ‘adios, Latinos’

The new NBC News/WSJ poll makes it plain. Decades of anti-immigrant pronouncements by the right, which come across as suspiciously anti-Latino (and in the case of many wingers, downright hysterical, if not insane) are killing the Republican Party with Hispanic … Continue reading

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