The Other McCain

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

Four Score And Five Interruptions Ago. . .

by Smitty Four score and five interruptions ago our zany uncle brought forth on this continent a new indignation, conceived in contempt for liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created to serve the state. Now we are engaged in a soft civil war, testing whether that indignation, or any indignation, so […]

Let The GOP Airbrushing Begin

by Smitty The Franklin Center points to Florida Watchdog: The many months of attempting to find the “anti-Romney,” the candidate without a large state government health care plan or a more liberal governing record in his past, seem to have been unsuccessful. As foretold by New York Times columnist Ross Douthat in November 2011, the […]

Separated At Birth: Paul Ryan / Patrick Duffy Edition

by Smitty It’s the Hey, Girl/Man From Atlantis connection: It’s Rule 5, but it’s also “man with female of the opposite sex to whom he is married,” and “man seen happily holding baby*”, two underrated ideas in our confused age. via Daily Pundit *Can’t determine if that’s one of his two sons or not.

The Onion: “Don’t Even Try To Pretend You Haven’t Imagined Me Being Elected President One Day.’

by Smitty Your NSFW potty mouth of the day, via AllahPundit on Twitter, is a faux Paul Ryan in the Onion: Admit It, I Scare The Ever-Loving S**t Out Of You [Lefties], Don’t I? This is one of the key aspects of Ryan: he’s young enough that, after 8 years of executive tutelage under Romney, […]

Massively Indebted, Budgetless Government Decides To Let The Taxes Ride With The Spending

by Smitty I’m not asking to have my taxes raised, or to watch the stake go through the heart of the economy. But Congress just kicked the fiscal can down the road again: Yet, in a sign that Wednesday’s vote was more about message than substance, the House made no move to launch a formal […]

#YouDidntDoThat Because You Were Buried In Jacked-Up Regulations

by Smitty Representative Mike Kelly on the topic of HR 4078: To provide that no agency may take any significant regulatory action until the unemployment rate is equal to or less than 6.0 percent. In fairness to #OccupyResoluteDesk, enacting this would severely limit the amount of kickbacks, graft, carve-outs, chiseling, thuggery, corruption, patronage, favors, handouts, […]

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Former Democrat Unexpectedly Addresses NOVA Tea Party

by Smitty The World’s Youngest Blogger and I caught up with Artur Davis three weeks ago at the Fairfax County GOP. Here we are this time at Grevey’s, which did a good job of handling an overflow crowd*. If you only have time for one clip, I did pan to the World’s Youngest Blogger at the […]

Artur Davis Speaks To Fairfax County GOP 19Jun2012

by Smitty Artur Davis is somebody you want to know more about. The Grio, from 30 May 2012: Former Alabama congressman Artur Davis, once considered a rising star in the Democratic Party and a potential member of Obama’s cabinet, announced this week he is switching parties and becoming a Republican. Davis, who lost the Democratic […]

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