Archive for September 4, 2011

Huntsman ends speculation of an Independent run (CNN) – Ruling out recent questions on whether Jon Huntsman might run for president as an Independent, the former Utah governor put his foot down Saturday and said he's sticking with the GOP. "I'm running as a Republican, proudly so," he told CNN at a New Hampshire gun show. "And I think we will get a lot of Independent votes, no doubt about that." Huntsman, who in recent weeks has worked to appeal to what he calls a "center-right" demograp … Read More

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Goodbye to All That: Reflections of a GOP Operative Who Left the Cult, by Mike Lofgren, Truthout Saturday 3 September 2011 by: Mike Lofgren, Truthout | News Analysis (This link connects to this article on the Truthout site.) Barbara Stanwyck: “We’re both rotten!” Fred MacMurray: “Yeah – only you’re a little more rotten.” -”Double Indemnity” (1944) Those lines of dialogue from a classic film noir sum up the state of the two political parties in contemporary America. Both parties are rotten … Read More

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DeMint leaves 2012 endorsement door open (CNN) – Although Republican Sen. Jim DeMint has yet to make a 2012 presidential endorsement, he said Sunday he could support any of the current top-tier candidates in the race. "They all have strengths, and there's no one in that group that I couldn't support as our nominee and there's no one who would not do a better job than our current president," DeMint said on CNN's "State of the Union." "So I'm very open right now, I'm listening to what the … Read More

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8 Reasons Why Homophobia Makes No Sense I'm usually pretty hard on gay men, because I think they tend to be a little bit vain and self-conceited. It's one of those cases where minority members exploit their position by bemoaning their fate and eliciting pity through loud, obnoxious mirror-gazing antics. I even get a wee bit Ann Coulter-ish towards the gays sometimes, and that's very hard for me to do. So you like dick? So what? The world doesn't revolve around you and your crying penis … Read More

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