The Other McCain

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

Trump Acquitted, Romney Guilty

  Why the hell did any Republican ever vote for Mitt Romney? He is to the GOP what Carlo Rizzi was to the Corleone family. And after the Mormon rat sold out on the impeachment vote, I find myself feeling like Don Vito: “I never knew, until this day, that it was Barzini all along.” […]

Enlisting Alice Cooper To Respond To The Prospect Of Another Romney Candidacy

by Smitty Varying his meaning slightly:

#OccupyResoluteDesk Totally Knows Him Some Foreign Policy

by Smitty Look at Obama just mop up the floor with Romney during the 2012 debates: The president is so witty and cool. Look at him own this guy. — Charles C. W. Cooke (@charlescwcooke) March 1, 2014 Five years of observing BHO, from Zelaya in Honduras, to Chavez in Venezuela, to the Green […]

How Romney Lost America

AOSHQ co-blogger Drew M on Twitter recommended this Boston Globe retrospective on the Romney campaign as thoroughly depressing: It was two weeks before Election Day when Mitt Romney’s political ­director signed a memo that all but ridiculed the notion that the Republican presidential nominee, with his “better ground game,” could lose the key state of […]

ORCA: Romney’s Killer Fail

Back home this evening after a 12-day road trip to Ohio, I’m perusing accounts of how the Romney campaign recruited 37,00 volunteers to participate in its ORCA project to monitor Election Day turnout, a project that turned out to be a spectacular failure of epic proportions. The name that keeps coming up in these accounts […]


A Romney supporter in West Chester, Ohio, Nov. 2, 2012 (Photo by Ali Akbar) BLUE ASH, Ohio Friday night’s event at Union Centre in West Chester has been called a Republican “all-star” rally, the largest so far for the Romney campaign, as the Cincinnati Enquirer reports: The presidential race returned to Ohio for the final push Friday […]

Raaaaacist, Sexist Republican Cuts Ad For Female Minority Candidate In Utah

by Smitty You can tell the depth and vigor of a candidate’s commitment to Thought Crime by their willingness to compensate for their perfidy: See how a candidate papers over his misogyny and xenophobia with kind words? Don’t believe your lying eyes and ears. Listen to what Uncle Dave Axelrod says: Republicans hate all non-rich, […]


Children cheer Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney in Marion, Ohio MARION, Ohio Last night I was on deadline and didn’t have time to upload photos from the Romney-Ryan “Victory Rally” at the Marion County Fairgrounds Coliseum, so here they are: Paul Ryan addresses the crowd while Mitt Romney, Rob Portman, and Janna Ryan listen. “Campaign […]

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