Entries by mistermix

Let the Beating Commence

If you’re looking for a reason why Democrats are going to unite, Jim Newell’s is as good as any, and better than most: The best way to stop Donald Trump is to hit him and hit him and hit him to the point that it seems like cruel overkill, and then hit him some more, and then, […]

Even the Liberal Matt Yglesias

Here’s centrist-curious Matt Yglesias, apparently hoping to get “typical liberals” to puke up their locally-sourced, gluten-free, vegan granola into their hemp totebags: [The argument that Trump is too dangerous to be President] is the best argument to use if Clinton wants to persuade right-of-center voters to cross the aisle and vote for her, stay home, […]

The Ad That Will Win the Election

I can see it now:  Testimony of parents who have contracted Zika virus and given birth to babies with microcephaly, overlaid with comments by Republican Members of Congress, explaining why they delayed the vote on Zika funding by 3 months, and underfunded it by 1/3. Isn’t this the Daisy ad of this election, or am […]

When They Said “Come Down” I Threw Up

HRClinton 2016. Because somebody needs to be the grown-up.  [Emphasis in the original.] The notion that Hillary is the “grown up” in this campaign is perhaps true, considering the competition. But what does it mean to be a “grown up”? I think we can all agree that Barack Obama is probably the best example of a […]

Of Course He Knew

Sainthood further denied: [O]ne of Penn State’s insurers has claimed “in 1976, a child allegedly reported to PSU’s Head Coach Joseph Paterno that he (the child) was sexually molested by Sandusky.” The order also cites separate references in 1987 and 1988 in which unnamed assistant coaches witnessed inappropriate contact between Sandusky and unidentified children, and […]

Energized

To the surprise of nobody paying attention, Hillary whupped Bernie last night in the New York primary. Reading your comments on my Sanders post yesterday, it sounds like some of you think that the Sanders campaign is on the verge of tearing the party apart. But that’s not how my fellow Democrats in New York […]

Another Vote for Sanders

This evening, I’ll be traveling to a polling place somewhere in the Empire State and casting a ballot for Bernie Sanders. I certainly won’t do it with the same level of conviction that I had in 2008 when I voted for Barack Obama — but you only get that a few times in life, if […]