When Ronald Reagan was elected, Newt was a houseplant; pretty to look at but pretty much useless. Published January 29 2012
Newt Gingrich’s life’s purpose is the quest for absolute power. In the present tense, he seeks the restoration of the power he lost. Published January 23 2012
"Its the name on the front of the jersey that matters most, not the one on the back." (Joe Paterno) Published January 22 2012
The State of the Union Speech is nothing but a dog and pony show starring the president playing both roles. Published January 21 2012
Only Newt Gingrich could be piously high and mighty over marital infidelity and open marriage. Pious Baloney anyone? Published January 21 2012
If this is the most important election in our lives, not one of the four GOP candidates is making the case they are better than Obama. Published January 20 2012
Rick Perry blathered on about conservatism and the country needing bold conservative leadership. More blah, blah blah. Published January 19 2012
Paulbots are legend in media circles. Now, advancing from the far Christian, social, cultural right are the Newtrons, Republicans that passionately support Newt Gingrich. Published January 18 2012
“I'm not a natural leader. I'm too intellectual; I'm too abstract; I think too much.” (Newt Gingrich) Published January 17 2012
Social conservatives demand people vote their conscience rather than vote for an electable candidate. A sure formula for losing. Published January 16 2012
Romney But is not an uncomfortable condition caused by skin friction, like Monkey Butt. Romney But is a milder form of Anyone But. Published January 14 2012
There is no way to weed inhumane or unethical people out of the military, just as there is no way to test politicians for honesty and integrity. Video follows. Published January 13 2012
Newt Gingrich's bitterness is making him delusional and destructive to the GOP. Published January 12 2012
Only veterans are entitled to affirmative action and protected class status. They served honorably and earned it. The rest were merely born. Published January 10 2012
It wasn't a matter of if Daley would be asked to resign. It was a matter of when. He beat Obama to the punch. Published January 10 2012
Maybe it’s time for a new consumer protection agency and czar to protect us from the predations of government agencies like the EPA. Published January 9 2012
The upcoming election will not be determined by who can beat the president. It will be determined by who can be the president. Published January 8 2012
The GOP field is reduced to three Ken Dolls, a washed up has-been, a cowboy, and Mr. Magoo. Published January 6 2012
To defeat President Obama, the GOP needs audacity, more audacity, and audacity always. Published January 4 2012
Who wins Iowa is irrelevant. Unless the GOP candidates can give us a reason to vote for them Obama will win. Published January 3 2012
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