Browsing All posts tagged under »2012 Republican Candidates«

Randi Rhodes: Mitt Romney Would Set Fire to His Hair and the Hair of His Wife and Kids to Win the White House

March 5, 2012 by


By Tim Graham ~ Liberal talker Randi Rhodes on Wednesday insisted Mitt Romney would be desperate enough to do anything to be president, despite his claim that he wouldn’t light his hair on fire to be president. “Mitt Romney would light his hair on fire if it meant he could win the presidency, okay,” said […]

Thoughts on Super Tuesday

March 3, 2012 by


By Alan Caruba ~ As The Music Man’s Professor Harold Hill will tell you, pool is a game that will “Help you cultivate horse sense, a cool head, and a keen eye”, particularly if you want to run the table—to shoot all the numbered balls into the pockets. As someone who once owned his own […]

Grand Funk GOP

February 23, 2012 by


By Alan Caruba ~ “In negotiation, ‘yes’ is the worst word. It just betrays a fear of failure and a fear of losing this deal, and it primes you to please the other side, to rush ahead, to compromise early and often to come to a deal, any deal. ‘No’ is the best word. It’s […]

Political Absurdities

February 18, 2012 by


By Alan Caruba ~ At various points in any election year, the campaigns achieve moments of total absurdity that are passed off as news, usually with a straight face. When certain Republicans begin to refer to “vulture capitalism” you know such a moment has arrived because, if Republicans are not all about capitalism, there is […]

Man Up, Republicans!

February 15, 2012 by


By Alan Caruba ~ “I’m beginning to think Obama will be reelected”, writes a friend, a conservative and a Republican who is having grave thoughts about the narrowing GOP field of candidates. He is not alone as I hear similar thoughts from others. As he put it, “Approximately 45% of the people think this idiot […]

Who Will Be Mitt’s VP Choice?

February 10, 2012 by


By Alan Caruba ~ It’s still early in the Republican primary season and Rick Santorum has done very well in the Midwest, so it is time to ask, who will be Mitt Romney’s vice president choice? Okay, so some of you are saying Mitt will not be the GOP choice, but play along with me […]

The Looney Tunes Version of the GOP Campaigns

February 5, 2012 by


By Alan Caruba ~ I have begun to think of the Republican campaign as a series of Looney Tunes cartoons being replayed again and again. They are filled with a combination of laughs and the fantastical, self-defeating violence of Wily Coyote trying to catch the Roadrunner As the primary season moves along, I sometimes think […]

“What Were They Thinking?”

December 6, 2011 by


By Alan Caruba The thing I fear most right now is having to write a column about the Republican Party in late November 2012 with the title, “What Were They Thinking?” Let’s put it this way. No incumbent President since Jimmy Carter has had worse polling numbers than Barack Hussein Obama. The question—the fear—on the […]

If Not Romney, Who?

November 13, 2011 by


By Alan Caruba Generally overlooked in the midst of the many debates and the usual competition between Republican candidates for the Party’s nomination is the fact that a rather impressive number have thrown their hats in the ring. It is testimony to the health, depth, and diversity of the Party. Compare that with the Democratic […]

The Cain Phenomenon

October 7, 2011 by


By Alan Caruba Gov. Chris Christie has dropped out of contention as a GOP presidential candidate. So has Sarah Palin. Fading swiftly is Michelle Bachmann and the others, leaving Mitt Romney, Rick Perry, and to the astonishment of a lot of people, Herman Cain. What would astonish everyone would be a 2012 presidential race between […]

CBS’s O’Donnell Contends Perry’s Views on Global Warming and Social Security Make Him Unelectable

August 22, 2011 by


By Brent Baker CBS’s Norah O’Donnell, filling in on Face the Nation, just couldn’t comprehend how a candidate espousing true conservative views could possibly capture the White House. Referring to Rick Perry, she demanded: “Can the Republican Party elect someone President who doesn’t believe in global warming?” She described Perry’s fairly conventional conservative assessment of […]

Welcome to the Race: Gov. Rick Perry ‘Stumbled Into the Texas Miracle’ Says NY Times

August 18, 2011 by


By Clay Waters As the presidential candidacy of Republican Gov. Rick Perry of Texas revs to life, the New York Times is doing its best in both its opinion and news sections to throw sand in the gears.  Times reporter James McKinley Jr. actively led the cheers for Perry’s Democratic opponent during Perry’s 2010 gubernatorial […]