Tag Archives: Mitt Romney

The Sausage Factory

You really don’t want to know how sausages are made and you can blame Upton Sinclair for that. It was his 1906 novel The Jungle that changed everything. This was a tale of the miserably hard life of immigrants in … Continue reading

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Political Disintegration

It was the day the Republican Party fell apart and it opened with the Open Letter on Donald Trump from GOP National Security Leaders – “We the undersigned, members of the Republican national security community, represent a broad spectrum of … Continue reading

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Stopping the Orange-Haired Frankenstein

Mitt Romney was never going to be president. He said the oddest things – “I like firing people, don’t you?” Yes, he was talking about “firing” Obama and the Democrats, but he sounded like that boss-from-hell from some satiric movie, … Continue reading

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Forced Clarity

It’s the Summer of Trump and the Republican Party, what’s left of it, seems to have no idea for dealing with the phenomenon that is The Donald. He’s running as one of them, but on his own dime – he’s … Continue reading

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That Embedded Myth

Some things are lost in time, but persist in the American imagination, those Horatio Alger stories – those late nineteenth-century tales of impoverished boys and their rise from humble backgrounds to lives of middle-class security and comfort through hard work, … Continue reading

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The Odd Ducks

Mitt Romney was always sort of an odd duck. When he was governor of Massachusetts he created a form of universal healthcare there that subsidized people buying health insurance from existing for-profit corporations, and fined those who would have rather … Continue reading

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The Broccoli News

Some days are newsier than others, and that’s always a problem for the cable news channels, and the three networks still doing nightly half-hour news shows, which hardly anyone watches these days, and for news radio, which has to compress … Continue reading

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