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Politics - The Palatables
Jan 052012

As Republicans race to the right, truth fails in the face of eager to please conservative rhetoric

With Republican candidates competing with each other to see who can support the most self-contradictory far right positions, such as advocating for corporate personhood in the name of freedom and small government, while seeking to deny gays equal rights and increase governmental intrusion upon women who want the right to choose what to do with their own bodies, it seems that the only thing you need to be a Republican candidate for president these days, is the ability to loudly proclaim an (occasionally shifting) strong set of conservative beliefs.

Jan 042012

With Rick Santorum opposing sodomy and gay marriage, he needs a new slogan

Rick Santorum, who just tied for the lead in the Iowa Republican caucus, is a vehemently anti-gay marriage, anti “sodomy” crusader.Factoring in that “sodomy” includes premarital sex, Rick Santorum, a “small government, anti business regulation” Republican, still believes that government should be big enough to govern over how individuals live their personal and sexual lives. With that kind of hypocrisy, a new slogan is in order. Special thanks to Dan Savage for “calling it like it is,” and single-handedly making it impossible for such a hater of humanity to ever be elected president of the United States..
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Dec 222011

When politicians act like circus clowns, they should get paid like clowns.

As Washington DC grows more like an absurd drunk-sailor circus without a ring-master, debating payroll tax breaks endlessly while people suffer, it’s time to institute performance pay for politicians. If a politician does well for the people, pay him/her/it well, if he/she/it acts like a clown, make him/her/it pay the people back. – Payroll Tax Tiff Times 25 Awaits Congress in Utter Dysfunction

Dec 202011

The early FDR promise of the Obama Presidency has become a bid to avoid Carter status instead.

While Barack Obama was compared to FDR during his first presidential campaign, with all the Progressive hope for positive people’s empowerment that the name FDR suggests, Obama’s followers now for the most part just hope his presidency doesn’t end up being seen in the same disastrous light as Jimmy Carter’s one term in the White House. – Why Obama is no FDR

Dec 192011

With North Korea’s Kim Jong Il dead, it’s said that one of his sons will take over. But with recent U.S. Republican moves to protect massive military spending while gutting social spending, how long before a Republican candidate would also be a good candidate for the North Korean presidency?

With Kim Jong Il dead, Newt and Mitt's ideas on fiscal austerity for everything but the military, align neatly with North Korea's spending patterns.