Clint Eastwood Stunt Misfires At RNC

Picking an old white man who looked like he was on his last legs to be your mystery speaker was in a lot of ways emblematic of the Republican Party. The GOP has been beaming images from their convention hall of practically all white crowds of middle aged and elderly Americans into our homes every night this week. Mystery guest Clint Eastwood looked like he was doing an impression of Christopher Walken playing a doddering old man who has slipped away from the assisted living facility where he actually lives.

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Cliint Eastwood Stunt Misfires At RNC

Picking an old white man who looked like he was on his last legs to be your mystery speaker was in a lot of ways emblematic of the Republican Party. The GOP has been beaming images from their convention hall of practically all white crowds of middle aged and elderly Americans into our homes every night this week. Mystery guest Clint Eastwood looked like he was doing an impression of Christopher Walken playing a doddering old man who has slipped away from the assisted living facility where he actually lives.

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Can Democrats Compete In 2016?

With this unexpected lull in the Republican convention schedule, I started wondering—are the Democrats ready for 2016? I know it sounds a little premature to be wondering about four years from now, especially with the 2012 presidential election season just about to get into full swing, but I am already bored with the party convention proceedings and the quadrennial pronouncements that this will be the most epic battle in the history of presidential politics. Despite the media’s incessant chant and the candidate’s high priced messaging that the home stretch of this campaign season will be a debate about the merits of big government versus small government, both the Democratic elites and the Republican establishment both understand what drug dealers know—our nation is too addicted to the programs and services our current government provides to give any of them up. 

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Romney Candidacy Becomes A Political Abstraction

Let me see if I can get this all straight. A week and a half ago, presidential candidate Mitt Romney chose Congressman Paul Ryan, famous for coming up with the Ryan Plan, a highly touted vision for a federal budget that could warm Ebenezer Scrooge’s heart, as his vice presidential running mate – and then promptly announced that he was going to announce, at some future date, the Romney Plan, a proposed federal budget that would utilize some elements of the Ryan Plan but be different.

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