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Today, We Are All Hoekstras

Representative Pete Hoekstra (R-MI): Iranian twitter activity similar to what we did in House last year when Republicans were shut down in the House. By way of comparison, Republicans showed up after a weekend off to talk to an empty, dark room about drilling for oil or how Michelle Obama…

I haven’t had this much fun since Michelle Obama converted me to Islam

I really shouldn’t keep dragging this out, but I didn’t have a chance to post tonight, and so there. In the comments of the latest post of the most ridiculous blog war of April 2009, one of our newly gained commenters says: The fear the left has of libertarians is…

This Is America, Goddammit

I was under the impression we lived in America, not some shitty island nation with 18 political parties and ceremonial royalty. I was under the impression we lived in a country where cash in a card was a perfectly acceptable gift, where we walk into fancy restaurants in flip-flops because…

No pressure!

With the inauguration less than a week away, I keep feeling like everyone is holding their collective breath. Some people enjoy speculating about Cabinet appointments, and that’s a way to wile away the time, but it doesn’t do much to assuage concerns, especially in light of how much time and…

John Dean on Prop 8 and the blame game

While he’s a little late with a reaction to the results of Prop 8, John Dean weighs in with an insightful look at the matter of race and the ballot initiative, “Why Claims that Black Californians Deserve Blame for the Passage of California’s Anti-Gay-Marriage Proposition 8 Are Unfair and Untrue.”…

Go ahead and enjoy fashion a little

Some fluffy Friday night Obamamania. I’m with the women at Broadsheet; I have mixed feelings about the focus on Michelle Obama as a style icon. On one hand, the whole thing smacks of the same old sexism that reduces women—even brilliant, ambitious, multi-faceted women like Michelle Obama—to decorative objects. But…

The High Cost Of Looking Confused

All I’m saying is that if a girly-man Democrat had spent $150,000 outfitting themselves for ten weeks, it would be the story that consigned them, their ticket and perhaps their party to FOREVER ELECTORAL DOOOOOOOOOOM. Now, obviously part of this is the gender differential – it’s okay for women to…

You’d Love It If You Were White

One of the more bizarre (if expected) attacks on the Obamas this year has been the idea that Michelle Obama is some sort of affirmative action drama queen whose entire life has been spent complaining about…well, everything really. Byron York takes this to an absurd new level. Michelle Obama, you…

Georgia Republican Rep. Lynn Westmoreland calls Obama ‘uppity’

The GOP’s white sheet is showing (again). There’s a reason the RNC has hit a record low in black attendees at its convention. Georgia Republican Rep. Lynn Westmoreland used the racially-tinged term “uppity” to describe Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama Thursday. Westmoreland was discussing vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin’s speech…

Promise Keepers

David Broder writes today on the lost promise of Obama’s changing politics because…well, because he’s a Democrat. If this were just an off night by a speaker we know can soar, it would be no more than a blip on the screen. Obama picked a bad night to be ordinary,…

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