Our times so oddly and closely resemble mid-19th century Russia before it descended into 100 years of darkness.
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Why does Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) not heed Pope Francis, who calls for helping the hurting?
Apparently, the heavy burden of being exceptional to one another 24/7 is starting to take its toll on Republicans. But the Tea Party is possibly worse.
Rush Limbaugh should apologize to the pope, and Republicans should disown the talk show host for insulting Pope Francis.
My guess is that my column this week, suggesting President Obama can rise again, may come close to hitting the bottom of his recent slide in popularity.
Before anyone on the right gets excited by delusions of grandeur, let me ask: Do Republicans think they will win Catholic voters by sending Sarah Palin to CNN to say Pope Francis is a liberal?
The New Republic has a great cover this week that reads, “Hillary’s Nightmare: A Democratic Party that realizes that its soul lies with Elizabeth Warren instead.” It should have been obvious from the first. But the Democratic Party has become the party of ”hipsters” and is possibly not so attentive through the purple haze.
The worm turns, as they say. Now Tea Party members in the House of Representatives who supported the government shutdown will have to increasingly worry about primary challenges from traditional Republicans.
In the coming two to four years, the Republicans seem ready to engage in a battle royal for the soul of their party. And it sure will be ugly.
I have to confess that I was not a huge fan of the TV show “Lost,” certainly not nearly as addicted to it as my kids. But the current state of the Republicans, particularly in the House, strikes me as the political equivalent.
The report of a not-so-secret meeting last night at the Tortilla Coast restaurant between Ted Cruz and about 15 to 20 of the most outlandish Republicans from the House was like the crew from “Lost.” The long-abandoned island resembles where these members of the suicide caucus may soon end up, complete with bickering, intrigue and increasingly bizarre behavior.
Actually, many reasonable Republicans would probably just as soon exile this crowd to a desert island somewhere far, far away.