Tag Archives: Mitch McConnell

‘Reaching across the aisle’ into the void


Swamp Rabbit was happy for our former president. “That new book he wrote is a bestseller. Most of them critics like it, too.” I shrugged. “It’s a doorstopper that lists for forty-five dollars. I read an excerpt. I like Barack … Continue reading

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Yes, bad things happen (to Trump) in Philly


Swamp Rabbit’s parole officer Victor Cortez called me today with a joke about the Electoral College: “The only way for Donald Trump to get to 270 is if he loses fifty pounds.” I said, “You’re right, it’s impossible.” I was … Continue reading

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Uh-oh, a blue mirage!


Swamp Rabbit was doubled over laughing at me for having thought the 2020 elections might generate a wave that would sweep Democrats to victory even in some former Confederate states that were, according to the pollsters, trending blue. “Hahaha, you … Continue reading

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Mom, apple pie, voter suppression and poor healthcare


Swamp Rabbit basked in the autumn sunshine and snapped open a beer. “”What’s up, Odd Man, you look even more bummed out than usual.” I told him last week’s Judiciary Committee hearings were still making me sick. Republican senators rushed … Continue reading

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A rogues’ gallery of impeachment foes


Frankly, I don’t care what the Republicans say. It reminded me that our founders, when they wrote the Constitution, they suspected there could be a rogue president. I don’t think they suspected we could have a rogue president and a … Continue reading

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The ‘cold civil war’ is warming up


Brrr! America is shivering through a cold civil war. The longer it persists, the more likely it is to end not with a whimper but with a bang. So says my friend Swamp Rabbit, a formerly apolitical drifter transformed into … Continue reading

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A big victory for vile-but-discreet


Last week, after Roy Moore lost the race for a Senate seat in Alabama, I wrote “Old-guard Senate Republicans don’t like over-the-top vile. They like guys who are vile but discreet.” In other words, they prefer colleagues who are like … Continue reading

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Preaching to the choir about the GOP


I read to Swamp Rabbit part of Charles Pierce’s reaction to the Republicans’ successful effort last Wednesday to block a Senate vote on whether to raise the minimum wage to $10.10: Can we just drop the pretense now and admit … Continue reading

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Obama tries, but wing-nuts reject his love


No irony about the sick state of American politics is funnier than the fact that wing-nuts, no matter how far to the right Barack Obama tilts, continue to vilify him as the Great Satan of socialism and the bleeding-heart champion … Continue reading

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It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s … Super Congress!


Concerned that nations will soon fight over oil reserves? If you think that’s bad, wait until world population booms to 10 billion or so at the same time all the fresh water is drying up. But that’s long-term stuff. This … Continue reading

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