The Other McCain

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

Who Tipped BuzzFeed About Weiner’s Cyber-Girlfriend Sydney Leathers?

Anthony Weiner, 48, likes females less than half his age with "smooth" genitals. Nothing to see here. Move along. — Robert Stacy McCain (@rsmccain) July 24, 2013 My friend Donald Douglas this morning was rather shocked at how quickly I jumped onto the Sydney Leathers story, but I explained on Twitter what I said […]

Ladd Ehlinger, Jr. Hanging It Up?

by Smitty The latest Ladd Ehlinger continues to delight: It’s with sadness that I read his retirement post there. His edgy work put a great deal of zip into the often boring political discourse, while keeping it rational. Unfortunately, it sounds like the effort to make things boring and predictable has filtered out true creative […]

Vessels For Altering The American Political Course

by Smitty When the history of the American recovery is written, Ladd Ehlinger will certainly have a paragraph or five, given his highly refined anti-establishment antics. Leapfrogging the traditional approach to political ads is Turn This Ship Around, which is a basic ad memorable for its images of children as galley slaves of a piratical […]

Responsible Elite In ‘A Face In The Crowd’

by Smitty At the suggestion of Ladd Ehlinger, I took in A Face in the Crowd, a 1957 Kazan flick that is well worth your time. ‘Lonesome’ Rhodes goes from nowhere to national stardom. Andy Griffith is powerful as an Icarian pop culture icon. The documentary on the DVD includes a couple of interesting quotes […]

Doubling Down On Ehlinger’s Argument

by Smitty Emphasis mine: Quit wasting your time and the country’s time trolling Teh Algorez Internetz trying to find the next Presidential messiah. Figure out who your Reps are, figure out if they are worthy of your support or opposition. Your country needs them and you to focus on what’s important. And no b.s. carping […]

The ‘Sarah Palin Reconsider’ Clip

by Smitty Via Michelle Malkin, here is the mighty Sarah Palin ad, which appears to have been uploaded on 22 November. I am sure that Ladd Ehlinger could have done something with a bit more zip to it. This appears to be a straight up the middle play. On the one hand, this egalitarian statement […]

Small Arms May Stop Spread Of Tuberculosis At #OccupyObamaVilles

by Smitty Ladd Ehlinger seems surprised that anarchy, poor sanitation, and the onset of winter can lead to outbreaks of diseases like tuberculosis. I disagree with those who said the Occupy movement was doomed at the first sign of winter. This is because I have never seen it as a grass-roots movement, but one cooked […]

Patrick Murray Delivers The Best News I’ve Had All Week

by Smitty As hoped, Patrick Murray rides again, in the effort to Retire ‘Gentleman’ Jim Moran. From his 10 November email announcement: Today I’m announcing my candidacy for US Congress in the 8th Congressional District of Virginia. This decision to run for a second time took much soul-searching, thought and prayer. Campaigns are a crucible, […]

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