Posted on Nov 30, 2018

MEMBERS ONLY: Beto Shouldn’t Run In 2020, But Not Because He Can’t Win

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This week, outgoing Congressman Beto O’Rourke said he would not rule out running for president in 2020. Beto (one of the few politicians written about on a first-name basis), who took Texas and the nation by storm with his campaign to replace Senator Ted Cruz, has become one of the major figures in American politics, and many have surmised that he may be the Democrats’ best shot at taking back...

Posted on Nov 26, 2012

The Republican Party’s “Black Friends”

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By Bob Cesca: Jonah Goldberg’s recent column, “To Appeal to Black Voters, GOP Must Run Gauntlet of Racism Accusations,” is hilariously awful. I’ll swing back around to it presently. But first, over the weekend Charles Johnson of Little Green Footballs tweeted that if you’re wondering whether the baseless Republican attacks on UN Ambassador Susan Rice were racially motivated, you should read the comment sections on any random conservative blog...

Posted on Aug 28, 2012

Southern Strategy Race-Baiting By Another Name…

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By Bob Cesca: Yesterday on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Chris Matthews was utterly relentless against Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus regarding Mitt Romney’s unapologetic and obvious use of the Southern Strategy. Although Matthews didn’t use the specific name of the strategy he called the recent and repeated use of racial dog-whistles what they are: the race card. For several weeks now, Romney’s campaign has been pushing a complete and...

Posted on Aug 24, 2012

Romney Goes Birther, CNN’s Acosta Blows Him in Public

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By Chez Pazienza: A little inside baseball here: Cranking out four pieces a week for this site isn’t easy. Writing takes enough time as it is, but it’s coming up with a topic almost every weekday that really makes me crazy. Especially on Fridays — Fridays are the worst because I’m typically burned out by the end of the week. This is why I’m thanking the blogging gods for...

Posted on Jul 18, 2012

The Voter ID Poll Tax and the Childish Republican Response

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By Bob Cesca: By way of a follow-up to my column yesterday about the Republican effort to disenfranchise millions of poor, elderly and working class Americans by passing Voter ID laws that require a government-issued photo ID in order to vote, I’d like to cover a well-worn Republican political tactic that’s suddenly been tossed into the ID mix by everyone’s favorite nitwit, Texas Governor Rick Perry. Rewind to last...