December 2013

You Go, Gay Gal? Michelle Obama Tweets Robin Roberts After She Comes Out

December 31, 2013
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First Lady Michelle Obama today tweeted her support to Robin Roberts – hours after the GMA host revealed she was in a long-term relationship with girlfriend Amber Laign.

via Michelle Obama tweets support to GMA Robin Roberts after she comes out as gay | Mail Online.

Mike Huckabee: Nothing Says Conservative Like Lindsey Graham

December 27, 2013
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Keep an eye on this one.  Mike Huckabee is making ads supporting Lindsey Graham for a Karl Rove, or Rove-like front group calling itself conservative. Huckabee has also made some noise about running for President in 2016. In essence, Rove and other establishment Republicans may end up recruiting him in...

Getting It Riehl Wrong on Reagan and the Tea Party

December 17, 2013
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As a genuine Reagan Democrat, having voted for him twice, after voting for Jimmy Carter, and as what might pass for a Tea Party Republican, or conservative today, I take great exception to this Hill item by Jonathan...

Shorter Barrone: Surrender Equals Success For John Boehner

December 17, 2013
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In John Boehner’s Successful Year on Policy and Politics, Michael Barrone takes a rather small-minded political view, from a conservative’s perspective, in order to turn surrender into success for John Boehner. I get it and am sure Speaker Boehner appreciates the great favor. But my question is, to what good...

Ideology Aside, McConnell and Boehner Can’t See or Lead Beyond the Beltway

December 15, 2013
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Mike Flynn has an insightful piece up at Breitbart – link also below. The terrible mistake both McConnell and Boehner are making is born of arrogance and an inability to see beyond Beltway politics. They’re busy patting themselves on the back for their relatively silly attempts at spanking groups like...

Update: Not Dead? Country Singer Ray Price Dead At 87

December 15, 2013
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Wow, not often you see something like this: USAToday

UPDATE: Reports that Country Music Hall of Famer Ray Price has died appear to be in error. Price’s son Cliff Price wrote of his death on Facebook, but was not at Price’s bedside in Mount Pleasant, Texas, when he posted. Price’s wife, Janie...

Jarrod Metsger, 24, suspected of killing a 9-year-old girl in Smithville, OH and stuffing body in trash bin

December 15, 2013
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A 9-year-old Ohio girl was found dead in a dumpster behind her home Sunday morning and by afternoon a neighbor had been arrested in connection with the killing, police said.The girl, Reann Murphy, was last seen playing outdoors at 5:30 p.m. Saturday night within the Smithville, Ohio mobile home park she...

Was Ryan Loskarn’s “Darker Side” Ignored?

December 13, 2013
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His online handle, unearthed by The Daily Caller‘s Mirror blog, reveals sexual tastes that range from pre-teen wrestling to anal penetration (both male and female), group sex and horror-filled sex acts (yeah, we weren’t sure we wanted to delve into that, even for the purposes of this story, either.)

More via the Mirror: Ryan Loskarn’s online handle reveals darker warning signs, pre-teen...

If Ryan Loskarn Were A Straight Republican Caught With Kiddie Porn, It Would Be A Much Bigger Story

December 13, 2013
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Update: Jan 24th – Loskarn has been foudn dead in an apparent suicide.

Below via the Daily Caller. Also via DC, more here: Ryan Loskarn’s online handle reveals darker warning signs, pre-teen wrestling, other X-rated raunch For a couple of reasons, I think this story would be seeing much more coverage – and sensationalist, at...

GOP Keystone Cop Dayspring vs. Limbaugh and Daily Caller on Women

December 13, 2013
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How bad is the GOP’s communications apparatus? Bad enough that they’ve allowed themselves to be bullied into so called sensitivity training for communicating with women, despite the fact that Anthony Weiner, Bob Filner and Bill (the Blue Dress) Clinton are all Democrats. Now, a report indicates the DNC, driven by its great...

The NRSC’s Incompetent “Clown” Brad Dayspring Strikes Again

December 5, 2013
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The ever incompetent and increasingly problematic NRSC Director of Communications, Brad Dayspring has been busy, again. Here is a screen cap of a current Memorandum thread. Along with having given Democrat Senatorial campaigns ammunition to bash Republicans on multiple occasions, Dayspring’s judgment is so bad, he’s now being trashed by Republican...

Freedom Works Piles On McConnell

December 2, 2013
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When one of Mitch McConnell’s boys at the NRSC picked a fight with the conservative base, I said at the time it could be the beginning of the end for McConnell: Did the NRSC’s Josh Holmes Just Cost Mitch McConnell His Primary? Instead of starting a debate he may well have...