**** your “electability” arguments, I'm still mad about Warren's exit

FiveThirtyEight went there and attacked “party elites” today as the reason for the “inevitable” loss of Warren. It doesn’t make anyone feel better, except that whoever those “party elites” are, they have made the Democratic party do some very stupid things in its history. As we’ve seen, becoming the party elite doesn’t always get the best…

An open letter to Nikki Haley from the briefly reanimated corpse of Jefferson Davis

Sunday, December 15, 2019 Hollywood Cemetery Richmond, Virginia Dearest Ambassador Haley, I am writing from the distant past to offer some modest thoughts about your exciting future. I understand congratulations are in order as you embark on the journey to seek the presidential nomination of the party of states’ rights, nullification, and secession. (One hundred…

The Beto Factor

Well, it’s official, he;s in. You gotta give the boy credit, we haven’t seen a tease like this since Salome refused to drop that 1,000th veil. And of course, being Beto, he’s carrying with him the immediate media coterie of both salvation preachers as well as pooh-pooh naysayers. Does Beto O’Rourke want to be the…

I’m a billionaire and I’m running for president

As prepared for delivery on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019 at the annual combined meeting of the American Beverage Association and the Nuclear Energy Institute. Thank you for allowing me this opportunity today. I come to you with a simple message. I’m a billionaire and I’m running for president of the United States of America. I seek…

Why Bloomberg and Schultz are full ot sh*t

Look,I have no problem with rich people being full of shit. In fact, when you look at it generally, rich people being full of shit almost seems baked into the cake. People notice and listen to you because you’re rich, whether you’re full of shit or not. The ultimate example of that premise being of…

The difference between 2018 and the 2010 midterms? The truth

As 2017 winds to a close, press, pundits and politicians alike are saying 2018 could be the year of the “blue wave.” Led by a historically unpopular first-year president and still smarting from embarrassing losses in Virginia and Alabama, many Republicans are talking out loud about “bloodbath” in next November’s midterm elections. While Democrats are…