ON KRAUTHAMMER: More idiocy from the Pundit Psychiatrist

  By Jeff Koopersmith, for American Politics Journal WASHINGTON DC – 20 January 2015 – It is terrifying how many times Charles Krauthammer turns up like a bad penny on Fox News.  One never knows when that mean-spirited grump will show his face, care of Roger Ailes et al and his usual team of bleachedContinue reading “ON KRAUTHAMMER: More idiocy from the Pundit Psychiatrist”

Fun in Wisconsin: Republican State Senator’s Wife Says Hubby Is Shacking Up with 25-Year-Old Mistres

The senator's maid even signed a recall petition! Full, juicy details on the man likely to be the first Republican Wisconsin State Senator out the door at the MAL Contends Blog. Hat tip: Folkbum and The New Bushwhacker Brigade.

Something to Make You Feel Good for Thanksgiving

I met Esther Coopersmith about a decade ago thanks to Jeff Koopersmith (no relation). She's a savvy retired diplomat, and one of the best hostesses in DC. She has invited Beltway-bound diplomats to join her family to enjoy America's Thanksgiving tradition for over two decades.  Politics Daily has the story of the kind of statesmanshipContinue reading “Something to Make You Feel Good for Thanksgiving”

Game Day 2010: Teabaggapallooza

Late night results, 9:45AM EST: MSNBC projects Republicans will take the House, Dems hold Senate. Undecided: CO-Sen: Bennet holds narrow lead WA-Sen: Murray holds narrow lead AK-Sen: Write-in projected to win, but every vote must be examined FL-Gov: Scott holds narrow lead IL-Gov: Too close to call Full summary of key races below the fold,

Rahm Emanuel on the way out?

[UPDATED 6/21/10] Ha'aretz, via the Telegraph, is reporting that White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel will leave at the end of President Obama's second year in office. Unconfirmed but definitely of interest — especially the detail about Emanuel finding Obama too "idealist" — although Raw Story's Stephen Webster has questions about the story's sourcingContinue reading “Rahm Emanuel on the way out?”

Obama needs to shake things up inside the West Wing

Edward Luce's trenchant analysis of Obama's top advisers from Thursday's Financial Times (it ran online late Wednesday) has been setting the Beltway and media circles abuzz for the last few days. I had a look at it Saturday morning, and, while I remain skeptical about a number of details, feel it sums up a majorContinue reading “Obama needs to shake things up inside the West Wing”

Source to APJ: NY Governor Paterson likely to resign

We're hearing the same thing a number of news outlets and bloggers are hearing: The New York Times is dropping a bombshell article in the next few days that puts New York Governor David Paterson center stage in a sex scandal, and Paterson is, according to our source in Albany, "likely to resign" once theContinue reading “Source to APJ: NY Governor Paterson likely to resign”

Game Day 2009

The big races: NJ-Gov: MSNBC projected Chris Christie (R) at 10:15pm EST over Jon Corzine (D) and Chris Daggett (I) — too close to call VA-Gov: MSNBC projected Bob McDonnell (R) winner over Creigh Deeds (D) at 7:55pm EST — McDonnell had been expected to win NY-23: Bill Owens (D) v. Doug Hoffman (Teabagger andContinue reading “Game Day 2009”

President Carter Is Right

The institutional right's designated whiners have their panties in a bunch over comments made by President Jimmy Carter during an interview with NBC News' Brian Williams: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22425001/vp/32867107#32867107 Visit msnbc.com for MSNBC Breaking News President Carter is right. Take, for example, the so-called "Tea Party Express." One of their leaders, Mark Williams, dug a hole forContinue reading “President Carter Is Right”

Palin Bombshell: Blogs report Sarah, Todd splitsville

Immoral Minority blog reports that Sarah and Todd Palin are Splitsville! — and in their latest update reporting that the Palins "will not be making their break up official for some time." AlaskaReport.com fills in more details. Palin's abrupt, clumsily handled resignation as governor of Alaska is beginning to make a lot more sense.

John Ensign, Tom Coburn, Megyn Kelly, FOX News All Owe America an Explanation

Updated June 21 If Nevada's Democratic party players are smart, they'll make a point of mailing this letter to every registered voter in the state (hat tip to dKos's Jed Lewison , who not only posted the entire letter but highlighted it as seen below):

UPDATE: Sy Hersh tells Raw Story he did not say Dick Cheney ordered hit on Benazir Bhutto

Details here . Earlier today, we reported that The Nation Pakistan ran a story stating that Hersh had told an interviewer otherwise. The fundamentals of the story seemed strongly credible, although the analysis seemed farfetched.

Paulose “Pwned”: Special Counsel Faults ex-US Attorney for Vendetta against John Marti

December 4, 2008 – New York (apj.us) – Here is a small bit of news that nearly slipped under the radar: the Office of Special Counsel has determined that ex-US Attorney Rachel Paulose not only engaged in a vendetta against prosecutor John Marti but ran a sloppy operation in Minneapolis. [UPDATED with links.]

A Man for the Season

From crisispapers.org: Three times they met, face to face. The 72 year-old military and political veteran, and the 46 year-old “rookie.” And after the final debate, there was little doubt in the minds of most of the sixty million Americans who watched which of the two contenders was the grown-up.  Throughout the years, Ernest PartridgeContinue reading “A Man for the Season”

Onion News Network: Cindy McCain Claims She?s ?Just Like Any Other Female Human?

Jeff Koopersmith tips us off to this brilliant report from Onion News Network: http://www.theonion.com/content/themes/common/assets/videoplayer/flvplayer.swfCindy McCain Claims She's ‘Just Like Any Other Female Human’

Just How Stupid is Joe the Dimwit Plumber?

Click image for super-sized version! Jeff Koopersmith provides an answer – and insight into just what it is that the McCain Scam-paign is up to. October 22, 2008 – Geneva (apj.us) – I love my country and would fight to the death for any threatened American, but I have to wonder just where these redContinue reading “Just How Stupid is Joe the Dimwit Plumber?”

When You’ve Lost Ann Landers’s Daughter?

Via Lisa Derrick at the reliably ahead-of-the-curve Campaign Silo (whose missile-implying name always seems to bring to mind Onion News Network's War for the White House reports… and if you've never seen the opening FOX-News-eat-yer-heart-out title sequence… but I digress…), we read that the terrific advice columnist Margot Howard, daughter of the iconic Ann Landers,Continue reading “When You’ve Lost Ann Landers’s Daughter?”

Rep. Charles Rangel on change then? and now

Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY15) is one of our favorite pols. He's a skilled advocate in the halls of Congress and one of the most affable, down-to-earth pols when he speaks to crowds or one-on-one with constituents. This afternoon, he was stumping for the Obama campaign today in New York, and recalled with humor an earlyContinue reading “Rep. Charles Rangel on change then? and now”

McCain mutters, “That’s horsesh!t” as tens of millions watch

Courtesy Chris at AmericaBlog: McCain utters expletive at 0:19. Chris also points out that "In 2000, the pundits went crazy when Al Gore sighed. We should [see] as much furor over McCain's mutterings." Hello? Mainstream media? Anyone home?

Abramoff: During lobbying probe, McCain withheld and conceaed e-mails implicating his own cronies!

September 8, 2008 – New York (apj.us) – Newsrooms in Washington and New York are on alert this evening as a smattering of revelations from Gary S. Chafetz's forthcoming book, "The Perfect Villain: John McCain and the Demonization of Lobbyist Jack Abramoff". have been leaked to political news and progressive Web sites.

Sarah Palin, Out-and-out Liar

Jeff Koopersmith on Sarah Palin – and John McCain, who has proved to the world that he's off his rocker while CNN pretends Palin was a "sly move." (Click on the cover for an enlargement.)UPDATED: APJ publisher Gene Gaudette weighs in on an explosive development that further suggests Palin was never vetted by McCain.

Even More Confused about Women and Hillary

May 23, 2008 (huffpo / APJ) – How can it be said that Senator Clinton is expanding the boundaries of what is possible for all women when she keeps defining her continued legitimacy by claiming working class, particularly older, white women voters will never expand theirs – i.e. will not, no never, vote for BarackContinue reading “Even More Confused about Women and Hillary”

Buh-bye Hans! Don’t let the door hit’cha…

Here's a story the loyal Bushies tried to slip under the radar at the tail end of the weekly news cycle: Hans von Spakovsky, the notorious anti-minority, anti-elderly disenfranchisement specialist "voter fraud" guru, has withdrawn his name from consideration for a seat on the FEC. 

The Monkey Trap, and Hillary Clinton’s Blind Rush to Defeat

Hillary Clinton has essentially two options: hang on to her determination to win the Democratic presidential nomination by any and all means necessary, which will almost certainly result in the election of John McCain, or let go of her personal ambition and join a united effort to elect a Democratic President in November. Winning bothContinue reading “The Monkey Trap, and Hillary Clinton’s Blind Rush to Defeat”

Let’s Stifle the Happy Talk

The Democrat's optimism is built upon a foundation of demonstrably false assumptions, of which Democratic party officials and Democratic voters might be readily disabused, if they bothered to soberly reflect upon the most recent presidential elections and upon evidence that is plainly before them.

The Delinquent Congress

June 13, 2007 (crisispapers.org) – The Administration of George Bush has, in effect, suspended the Constitution of the United States. At Guantánamo in Cuba, in military prisons in the United States, and in secret detention facilities abroad, American citizens and non-citizens are being held without charge, without counsel, without prospect of a jury trial, inContinue reading “The Delinquent Congress”

C[h]rist Says No to Touch Screen Voting

Charlie Crist, the Republican governor of Florida, announced yesterday that he desires that his state trash its very expensive touch-screen voting machines so that the election process will yield a paper trail of votes by the time the 2008 presidential election rolls around.

The Public Interest and the Limits of Volunteerism

Dec. 13, 2006 (crisispapers.org) — Libertarians often tell us that personal voluntary restraint and charitable contributions are morally preferable solutions to social problems than government coercion and taxation. Ronald Reagan probably had this in mind when he said in his first inaugural address that "government is not the solution – government is the problem."

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