The Other McCain

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

Every Liberal’s Favorite Republican, and the Problem With ‘Bipartisan Reform’

  My friend John Hoge and I finished the 25th episode of The Other Podcast last night and were out to dinner when I picked up my phone and scrolled the Drudge Report, learning of the death of John McCain, whose general unpleasantness inspired the name of this blog. By that time, co-blogger Smitty had […]

By God, @SarahPalinUSA Is Right!

Last week, a Breitbart News article highlighted Sarah Palin’s criticism of the “Gang of Eight” immigration bill, and on Sunday, she wrote a Facebook post excoriating this “bipartisan” sellout: Great job, GOP establishment. You’ve just abandoned the Reagan Democrats with this amnesty bill, and we needed them to “enlarge that tent” of which you so […]

Selling Out Early To Avoid The Rush

— by Wombat-socho Ripped from the pages of this morning’s Memeorandum, we have this piece of half-witted blogging by Professor Bainbridge, in which he masks a none-too-clever slam at Sarah Palin and Mark Levin with a reference to an entirely too long and (toward the end) insanely boring alternate history series by Harry Turtledove. Look, […]

Why John Avlon Hates Sarah Palin

Prominent among the clueless douchebags who thought Rudy Giuliani could be elected president, John Avlon by 2009  was faced with a problem: How could a pro-Obama liberal Republican hireling find work in a political environment where the Tea Party uprising demonstrated that the Charlie Crist collaborationist Vichy wing of the GOP  had no natural grassroots constituency? So in 2010, Avlon […]

When Katy Met Arlen

The death of a RINO has already been duly noted, if not exactly mourned. In their own remembrance of Snarlin’ Arlen, Victory Girls remind us of the moment at a 2009 town-hall meeting when the Vicious Backstabbing Crapweasel learned he had “awakened a sleeping giant”: “This is about the systematic dismantling of this country. I […]

Arlen Specter Dies at Age 82

One should never speak ill of the dead, and therefore I will merely note that there is one less RINO in the world. By contrast, Charlie Crist is still alive, so there’s probably no harm in saying that if Charlie got hit by a bus tomorrow, I’d be doing cartwheels. UPDATE: Random meteorological observation:   […]

Blogger Shocked — Shocked! — to Learn That John McCain Would Employ Backstabbing GOP Campaign Operative

Of course, John McCain is a man who has long cherished backstabbing as a fundamental principle of his political career, and yet R.D. Brewer at Ace of Spades HQ is nonetheless surprised by the perverse pride that the McCain campaign’s “chief strategist” Steve Schmidt takes in having helped destroy the GOP’s chances in 2008: “For […]

Podhoretz Writes a Powerful Paragraph

Actually, he writes far more than a paragraph, but he really brings home his point in this one: Yes, if ever you wanted circumstantial evidence that the sources within the McCain campaign who spent October 2008 dumping on Palin anonymously might have included [Nicolle] Wallace and [Steve] Schmidt, you need look no further than HBO’s […]

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