Moral Panics

A favorite “conservative” device is the moral panic. The tactic is to encourage a lot of people to become very scared of something they do not understand well. This serves “conservative” ends because the fear causes people to support government action they might otherwise oppose. This is why the September 11 attacks were such a…

Republican Political Irresponsibility

I can only guess that the self-styled great champions of “personal responsibility” see a strong distinction between “personal” responsibility and political responsibility. That is the only explanation I can think of for the gross irresponsibility we see regularly from Republicans. One obvious recent example is the idiotic hysteria about transgender persons using the public restroom…

Poor Ms. Jorgensen

Oh, dear. What took the poor thing so long? Katrina Jorgensen recently announced her resignation as Communications Chair of the Young Republican National Federation. Why? Because she could not abandon her principles to support Donald Trump as the Republican candidate for President. She described the Donald as “a man that has belittled war heroes, explicitly…

Republican Ick

Oh, lawd. Now we have a report that Tennessee Senator Bob Corker met today at Trump Tower with its eponymous tenant, Donald Trump. Ick. If you stop and wonder how otherwise seemingly intelligent people could bring themselves to associate with the Donald, you are right. It really speaks volumes about any person who would choose…