South Carolina Primary:
Mr Trump is back in his role as lead clown. Jeb! and Kasich are political roadkill for the Republican pitchforks.
Jeb! shed his spectacles (to no avail) because the pitchforks are opposed to any sign of intellectualism. As for frames advice, however, won’t can’t go wrong with Superdry Depp or Mykita Falk.
This could be the beginning of the end of the Republican Party, which rose from the ashes of the Whig Party in 1854 (The “Know Nothings” were the xenophobic rump of the former Whigs, the more rational of whom [Lincoln et al.] formed the Republican Party). The Tea Party Trumpezoids would be the Know Nothings of today, especially given the inevitable defeat of Mr Trump in November 2016. The only options for his disappointed followers would be (1) emigration, (2) a humiliating crawl back into the Republican Party fold, or (3) armed insurrection (ala the Bundy bandits). On the other hand, the Republican Party could cease to exist as more than a Congressional Party (i.e., a Party of elected officials) if it is unable to serve as a receptacle for disconsolate conservative discontent.
Europe saved England twice from barbarism (1066 and 1688). Brexit is no way to repay that debt.
No one compelled Mr Sanders to run for the Democratic Party nomination. Since he’s never been a member of the Party until he announced he was running for President, he might just as well have run as an independent candidate, thereby avoiding the Democratic Party nomination procedures. The rules were in place before Sanders announced he would run as a Democrat. He knew the super-delegate situation and he likely knew Ms Clinton would have an edge. However, because he freely submitted to those procedures, he now has to deal the consequences of never having been a Democrat. It is no surprise that Ms Clinton, who was elected to the Senate as a Democrat, and ran for the Party’s Presidential nomination in 2008 as a Democrat, and served in the cabinet of a Democratic President, has the support of other Democratic politicians and grandees.
Adieu Fiorina: Mr Trump basically set her résumé on fire during one of the early debates. Unable to run on her business record, she was left with fronting the defund Planned Parenthood cabal, which was based on the dubious video. When that cause exploded (i.e., the head of Planned Parenthood unmanned the Republican members of the Congressional witch trial and the video-makers were arrested for making fake driver’s licenses), she didn’t have anything to stand on or for.
It’s all over for the Bundy bandits in Oregon. It must have come as a huge disappointment that reinforcements never arrived.
Being anti-Beyoncé is like being anti-puppies. Don Giuliani of the Five Families should know better.
After the nth Republican Debate, this happened live online:
Discussant #1: Gosh what’s the collective noun for squabbling racist bigots?
Discussant #2: republicans
For the base Republican base, “New York values” is understood to mean New York City, liberals, the liberal elite, libertines, homosexuals, blacks, latinos, uppity women, high culture, low culture, foreigners, and success. In other words, everything they hate.
Despite his thousand hours of filibusters, Mr Paul has sunk further into obscurity. Although he lacks the nuttiness of his Gold Bug father, his rigid libertarianism repeatedly failed the reality test.
At least since The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte, Katheder Marxists have had an ambivalent relationship to lumpenproles like the Bundy bandits.
It may be time to bring back loyalty oaths.
Mr Messi towers above all others. Only a bribe to FIFA can deny him the gong.
Mr Ronaldo is a gift to his own mirror.
One sees masculine anger in medieval monotheist violence against modernity. One sees it in the Bundy bandits menacing Oregon with their guns and their meth. And one sees it at the political rallies of the Trump and Sanders campaigns, with the exception that the anger at the latter’s rallies is more erudite and coherent. The anger at Trump rallies, fueled by Cialis, is an unhealthy quiche of diabolical diction and misogynistic ideas.
Men want their masculine entitlement back. #notallmen
The assumption of the infallibility of Mr Corbyn and his grassroots cadres is the end of democratic politics and the beginning of organised religion.