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#Crowdgate

Posted by MLGoodell on January 24, 2017 at 1:35 PM Comments comments (1)

There is no better proof of the difference between the two men than this: After an unprecedented 8 scandal-free years under Barack Obama, Donald Trump was already mired in controversy before his first presidential weekend was finished. Though Crowdgate is merely the beginning of a live-streaming cavalcade of scandals which will define Trump’s first and likely only, or, if mobs of pussyhatted fantasists have their way, severely truncated term, in many ways this will be the...

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#Crowdgate

Posted by MLGoodell on January 24, 2017 at 11:00 AM Comments comments (0)

There is no better proof of the difference between the two men than this: After an unprecedented 8 scandal-free years under Barack Obama, Donald Trump was already mired in controversy before his first presidential weekend was finished. Though Crowdgate is merely the beginning of a live-streaming cavalcade of scandals which will define Trump’s first and likely only, or, if mobs of pussyhatted fantasists have their way, severely truncated term, in many ways this will be the...

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Incessant Aggrandizement

Posted by MLGoodell on April 20, 2016 at 1:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Just about everything wrong with America today can be summed up in a recent Wall Street Journal article about the campaign to place a woman on the newly designed $10 bill. The author, Nick Timiraos, cites a March, 2015 memo from Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew which revealed that though the decision to honor Susan B. Anthony with the rollout of the new bill in 2020 had already been made, he decided to turn the redesign into a public referendum over which woman sh...

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#NeverMoreClinton

Posted by MLGoodell on March 28, 2016 at 1:30 PM Comments comments (0)

The other day, after listening to my latest anti-Trumpster rant, a friend concluded, “Then you’ll vote for Hillary.”

 

“No,” I said. “I will never vote for Hillary Clinton. The idea of turning the printing presses back on for Clinton, Inc. is just too frightening to contemplate.”

 

Though it is a truth universally acknowledged that a person in...

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Conventional Wisdom

Posted by MLGoodell on March 19, 2016 at 12:45 AM Comments comments (0)

There has been a lot of nervous talk lately about a “brokered” Republican National Convention. Allow me to set your hearts at ease. There will not be a brokered convention this year. I guarantee it it.

 

Here’s why a brokered convention is impossible. A brokered convention has been defined throughout American political history as a group of party leaders assembling in smoke-filled rooms and picking their party’s nom...

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Aye, There's the Rubio

Posted by MLGoodell on March 9, 2016 at 3:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Watching this election is kind of like passing a wreck on the highway. You don’t want to look. You tell yourself not to look, but you want to see what made the gawkers pause. So you look. And if you’re unlucky, what you see will stay with you for a long, long time. It will wake you up at night. It will sear your brain in radiant color.

 

(The only thing that could improve that analogy is if Al Gore were running again).

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Pitchforks and Tea Carts

Posted by MLGoodell on February 29, 2016 at 3:55 PM Comments comments (0)

A long time ago, when American diplomats were being held hostage by Islamist thugs in Tehran, and American power was being held hostage by indecision and cowardice in Washington, I came upon a cluster of suits one lunch hour in downtown San Francisco. They were angry, frustrated, frightened and gathered outside the Iranian-owned Bank of Melli, on Sutter Street.

 

They were muttering and occasionally shouting, shaking their fists and taking...

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Bedtime Stories

Posted by MLGoodell on February 23, 2016 at 2:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Of all the interesting aspects of this most curious of curious elections perhaps the most remarkable is the urgency with which the prevailing media are trying to draw it to the close. Even though a mere four of the 57 American states have voted, pundits are throwing dirt on Marco Rubio’s coffin because he hasn’t managed to win a single election. Donald “Il Duce” Trump, on the other hand, is the hands down winner, having dropped only a single campaign, an...

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Against Hillary

Posted by MLGoodell on February 2, 2016 at 1:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Following Hillary Clinton’s thrilling, amazing, come-from-behind Iowa caucus victory over the scintillating Bernie Sanders, it may be time to take this bright young politician seriously. There is a very real chance she will win the Democrat Party nomination. We should dread this prospect.

 

There are plenty of reasons why Hillary should not be president, including her husband, the Old Houndog hisself. I he were to return to the Whit...

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13 Hours: Hillary's Disgrace

Posted by MLGoodell on February 1, 2016 at 4:15 PM Comments comments (1)

One of the more disturbing features of George Orwell’s “1984,” is the Two Minutes of Hate, in which all good citizens shout their contempt for the villain du jour at the top of their lungs. The only real world comparative would be sports radio, or the comments section of HuffPo.

 

After watching the film, “13 Hours,” I decided we need something called Thirteen Hours of Shame, in which all good citizens are req...

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