The Republican candidates have now entered a winnowing phase where voters are clearly indicating that there are only six viable candidates in the race. From an initial field of 17, two have dropped out, five are on life support (politically), and four are in stable but critical condition.
Today's topics include: The 294th Mass Shooting in America This Year; Terrorist Attack on California Planned Parenthood; Huckabee Derps on Benghazi; the Next Speaker of the House is a Flaming Moron; and much more.
These GOP candidates have been slammed by the media for being weak, even a joke. But when it was time to take what pundits think is an unpopular stand, they took the side of the Constitution.
In meeting with a lightning-rod figure who has been embraced by two of the most conservative Republican candidates for president, Ted Cruz and Mike Huckabee, the Pope of Inclusiveness has alienated many who were just starting to feel more included in the Church.
At the moment both the Democratic and Republican primaries are being fiercely contested by candidates for whom a general election victory either defies the imagination of many or by establishment candidates who have proven themselves less able politicians with every passing day or week such as Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton.
Two major GOP cornerstones are family values and limited government, but limited government excludes providing Americans with a higher standard of living through investing in social programs, but is embraced when using the government as a tool to impose Christian morality on the daily lives of Americans.
So if guys like Trump must have it this way--regardless of whether it's because hatred is politically expedient or because they really feel that way--it should be understood that there is no place for them in the world of rock and roll. It's time to accept it and move on.
Any sufficiently shameless and ambitious politician knows that a smoothly delivered fabrication on live television impresses millions more than will read the next day's refutations.
So we're down to the paltry number of "only" 15 Republican candidates for president, as Scott Walker has now joined Rick Perry on the sidelines of the race.
I'm not one to invoke Higher Powers, but for those of us watchdogging corporate welfare, the early departures of candidates Rick Perry and Scott Walker are enough to suggest Divine Intervention. Two of the most outrageous subsidy sinners are gone. If Somebody Up There is meting out economic development justice, who's next to drop?
The issue for me is not so much the faith of the candidates, but whether they would try to impose their faith on others through public policy.
Watching last week's second Republican debate made it clear that Bush was the only adult in the room.
It is well beyond time that the lgbt community recognize and call out this ridiculous Kim Davis drama for what it is - merely a sideshow to cover up the fact that the overall case against marriage equality was nothing more than a pitiful delusion.
The money problems in Walker's official campaign are a symptom, not the cause, of his collapse. Trump, over the summer, changed the political landscape; that affected not just Walker and Perry, but the entire field. And the genesis of Walker's decline predated Trump's entrance into the race.
There don't appear to be as many LGBTQ people as many people assume there are. But they are living in all kinds of places in this country, often in places where you might not think there are that many LGBTQ people to begin with.
This week, 23 million of us tuned in to watch a debate among what Mike Huckabee called "The A-Team." He might be right, if the A stands for Alice in Wonderland, since through-the-looking-glass thinking was on full display. After multiple proud recitations of immigrant roots, the discussion moved on to how best to deport 11 million immigrants. And because Iran will treat the nuclear deal "like toilet paper," we should rip it up on Day One. Or perhaps the A is for Apocalyptic, since, according to Fiorina, Day One should involve "rebuilding the 6th Fleet" -- of a military already bigger than those of the next 10 nations combined. But the biggest looking-glass moment came from Jeb Bush, who said "there's one thing" he knows "for sure" about his brother: "he kept us safe." Well, yeah, except for...y'know. Alice woke up from her dream - whether this A-Team will remains to be seen.