The Other McCain

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

‘Helpless and Hopeless Creatures’

“Nobody cares about ‘social issues’ anymore, we have been told. Democrats have become the Pervert Party . . . and Republicans are now the Party That Dare Not Disagree. Morality is no longer a matter of the divine ‘thou shalt not’ that Jehovah declared to the Israelites at Mount Sinai. Nowadays, moral authority is determined […]

We Are Once Again Reminded Why You Can’t Spell ‘Huckabee’ Without an ‘F’

Going back to 2007, at least, I’ve borne a grudge against Mike Huckabee. When the “Fredhead” phenomenon collapsed — when Fred Thompson proved to be a far weaker presidential candidate than we had hoped — the question became, “Who can stop John McCain?” No conservative wanted McCain to get the nomination, but Republicans were horribly […]

Is ‘Morally Repugnant Political Whores’ an Acceptable Synonym for ‘Democrats’?

Apparently, Mike Huckabee doesn’t think so, because he’s asking Citizens United to pull a fundraising letter he “wrote” that used that phrase to describe Obama’s advisers. Our First Gay President Who Ate a Dog is the target of a $25 million TV advertising campaign by a conservative super-PAC: Isn’t it weird how that ad completely […]

Memo From the National Affairs Desk: How’s the Weather Today in Vanuatu?

“Santorum is a social conservative, and everybody seems to have convinced themselves that social conservatives are a dead weight impeding the Republican Party and therefore no one should ever express support for any social conservative anywhere, under any circumstance.” — Robert Stacy McCain, “Slouching Toward Cedar Rapids” “How long, O Lord, how long? Where will […]


BREAKING . . . UPDATE: Whew! That was scary! Allahpundit had an open thread at Hot Air. If you watched it live on Fox, you know how Huck started talking about polls and his supporters and how he was praying and — for a minute there, I admit it — I was feelin’ the doom. […]

Let’s Laugh Now: Palin Edges Huckabee Among Mississippi Segregationists?

While checking Memeorandum to keep track of the latest government shutdown developments Friday, I saw this headline at the liberal Talking Points Memo blog: Nearly Half Of Mississippi Republicans Think Interracial Marriage Should Be Illegal Hmmmmm. So I went over to check the results at Public Policy Polling and found that, in a poll of […]

Huckabee: ‘Hey, Maybe I Shouldn’t Have Trash-Talked Luke Skywalker’s Mom’

We’ve finally found a Republican dumber than Dan Quayle: Mike Huckabee walked back his criticisms of actress Natalie Portman for “glamorizing” out-of-wedlock pregnancies Friday, with a statement insisting he was only talking about society and that he’s glad the Oscar winner plans to wed her baby’s father. . . . “I was asked about Oscar-winner Natalie […]

Palin, Newt, Huck and Cain, Oh My!

Rounding up some 2012 news: Both Doug Brady at Conservatives for Palin and Josh Painter at Texas for Palin liked my reaction to “worthless two-faced backstabbing crapweasel” Frank Bailey. What Bailey has done — trying to cash in with a “tell all” book damaging to his former employer — is a breach of a fundamental […]

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