The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler


TROY, Michigan It’s 7 a.m., which means the polls just opened in today’s Michigan Republican primary. Polls will be open until 8 p.m. The front-page banner headline story in today’s Detroit Free Press: TODAY, MICHIGAN VOTE COUNTS It’s a make-or-break day for Romney, Santorum After two weeks in the headlights of the national hunt for […]

LIVE AT FIVE – 02.28.12

— compiled by Wombat-socho TOP NEWS Romney Fights To Avoid Home-State Embarrassment An alliance of Tea Party activists, Democrats and social conservatives – enough to give Santorum the win? Costa Cruises Liner Towed To Seychelles No casualties this time as cruise ship suffers disabling engine fire: French fishing boat lends a hand Russian Tank-Making City […]

Is #OccupyResoluteDesk Starting To, You Know, Sweat It?

by Smitty “‘Useless by myself.’” “How about we go the other way with ‘Greater together.’” –Obama slogan brainstorm Kevin Jackson “10 Signs Obama Is Panicking” Obama has feigned shifting right. When a bona fide socialist begins talk of shifting right, you know he’s panicked. Obama no more believes in the private sector solutions to the […]

Rick Santorum in Lansing, Michigan, Calls Romney’s Attack Ad Campaign a ‘Joke’

Rick Santorum speaks in Lansing, Monday, Feb. 27, 2012 LANSING, Michigan Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum says it is a “joke” to be accused of liberalism by his rival, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. Speaking the day before Michigan voters go to the polls for Tuesday’s crucial GOP primary, Santorum said he has been “leading, […]

Santorum: The Fight and the Fighter

TROY, Michigan Last night, when I neared the Colonial Valley Suites in Davison, I immediately realized a huge crowd had turned out for Rick Santorum’s event at the Crystal Hall. Cars were parked alongside the road. Pulling over to park the rented Toyota by the roadside, I had to walk a few hundred yards to […]

Celebrating A CoMittMent To Rolling American Exceptionalism

by Smitty In a way, I admire Mitt’s politically incorrect willingness to own cars and homes. It’s not really conspicuous consumption, but it’s far more forthright than, say, a stealth trip to Aspen. On the one hand, I’m not too materialistic, and own a modest sedan. On the other, the notion of private property and […]


by Smitty Literally, ‘ghost driver‘, this is a German word for ‘motorist driving against the traffic on motorways’. Preston at The Tatler makes a crucial point about maturity in our society, and how #OccupyResoluteDesk is not only failing, but actively retarding the overall maturation of society’s members: A president that embraces the tantrums of the […]

Hillary Offers TMI On Internals

by Smitty Paraphrasing, Hillary was on record the other day saying to a Tunisian audience: “Pay the GOP no mind, they’re off their meds.” Today, via The Blaze, she doubled down: “Probably my enthusiasm for the president got a little out of hand,” Clinton said, adding that she only wants what’s best for the country. […]

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