Politics Archives

February 6, 2007

Giuliani joins Republican race for president.

So much for John McCain.

February 9, 2007

Gosh, you mean the military lied to us so they could go to war?!

Golly mister, can that be true?

March 1, 2007

On being run into by the Democratic Majority Leader of the House.

Jeff, did you lift his wallet?

April 14, 2007

America's 'Seinfeld' strategy in Iraq.

"...state-building is hard." Get McDonalds on it.

May 18, 2007

The Assault on Reason

by Al Gore.

June 8, 2007

Alabama Senate Fight Club.

Yeah, get that anger out.

Shrub might not be so bad after-all.

Sparklines prove it.

August 11, 2007

What business does the US Attorney General have in Iraq?

None. His job is domestic plain and simple.

September 5, 2007

Senator Craig may reconsider resignation.

Says he just learned the bathrooms in the Senate have been remodeled...

September 7, 2007

Shrub thanks Australia for sending Austrian troops to Iraq.

Poor little guy, the strange magnetics of the southern hemisphere makes him all confused inside.

September 16, 2007

"My biggest frustration remained the president's unwillingness to wield his veto against out-of-control spending."

— Alan Greenspan

September 23, 2007

Bush & Sons, General Contractors.

"Yes, ok, I can see how you'd be upset that we said it'd cost $5,000 to fix your shower and now we've billed you for $5,000,000."

October 18, 2007

A guide to all eighteen books written by current presidential candidates.

Zero pop-up books in the mix means one thing: we're screwed.

November 28, 2007

"I'm quite jealous of California's Hollywood actor turned politician for the ages, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger."

We like him too.

November 29, 2007

Ron Paul wins another round.

So why do I keep hearing about Mitt and Rudy?

Holy crap, that's a lot of Romney.

You could start a turn-key circus with that family!

December 1, 2007

Ged vs. a red neck.

I've got $50 on the icon boy.

December 3, 2007

"Most repressed homosexuals/pedophiles are conservatives."

Beerzie Boy, Herasimchuk, I think you would like this thread.

December 19, 2007

Names used by major presidential candidates in the series of Democratic and Republican debates leading up to the Iowa caucuses.

An infographic.

December 20, 2007

WSJ is speculating that if Hillary wins, she'll make hubby a Supreme Court Justice.

I think he just wants to eat BBQ and play golf, but whatever.

December 21, 2007

Vladimir Putin is TIME's Person of the Year.

Great interview, don't miss it.

The Bear and the Dragon.

December 28, 2007

Does Rudy want to exterminate Muslims?

His campaign officials seem too anyway.

January 3, 2008

How Iowa Democrats select their delegates.

This looks cool, maybe it's time to move to Iowa.

January 4, 2008

Lock up the Aids.

Huckabee makes Shrub look like a saint.

January 6, 2008

Steven Johnson predicts President Obama.

"...he is a rare combination in American politics, in that he is both the 'emotional' choice and the 'electable' choice."

January 7, 2008

Iranian bloggers opine on Obama's win in Iowa.

"Obama's ideas on foreign affairs and Iran make reformists happy."

January 10, 2008

Bill Richardson is out.

Hopefully we'll see him in a cabinet position.

Clinton way ahead in the nomination race, so far.

Don't pay attention to the popular vote, that's not how it works here.

Cheney's Law.

"For three decades Vice President Dick Cheney conducted a secretive, behind-closed-doors campaign to give the president virtually unlimited wartime power."

January 11, 2008

Hilary and me.

With those odds I'm surprised Kevin Bacon didn't show up.

January 24, 2008

"Oh, you've got some bling-bling here."

I guess race relations are for Democrats.

Obama leads both sides of the Presidential race in providing campaign transparency.

Rob Paul, and others, is at the bottom of that list.

January 30, 2008

Did Clinton really win Florida? Not really.

Maybe she won the popular vote? *wink*

January 31, 2008

The presidential race tightens.

Now that Giuliani is free he can take that job as lead recruiter for Blackwater.

February 1, 2008

MoveOn says Obama is the one.

Go baby go!

Ann Coulter endorses Hillary Clinton.

So...does that mean Armageddon starts now, or do we get a few days to prepare?

February 5, 2008

The Polling Place Photo Project.

"...capture, post and share photographs of this year's primaries, caucuses and general election."

February 7, 2008

Goodbye Mitt.

Don't let humility hit your ass on the way out.

February 12, 2008

"...superdelegates are somewhat outdated, and it's not the most democratic way of doing things."


February 16, 2008

Crowdsourcing and Superdelegates.

Better known as: Dumb and Dumberer.

February 18, 2008

Comrade Hillary.

No sash and white gloves?

Somehow, Ryan, I don't think you're alone.

By the way, I just wrote those words, I didn't copy them so don't go all Hillary Campaign on me.

February 24, 2008

Ralph Nader to run for President.

Is this good or bad news?

February 25, 2008

We will not be distracted.

The Clintons need to hang it up and go party with the Bush in Cuba.

March 3, 2008

Muffley '08.

Vote for the pocket square every time.

March 18, 2008

A More Perfect Union.

Required viewing.

New York, you might consider changing the filters on your source of water.

Or just install a red light on the governors mansion.

March 19, 2008

He wrote it himself. Think of that. He wrote it. Himself.

And he used big words too!

"Black guy asks nation for change."

"What he really needs is a job."

March 26, 2008

Hilary caught in yet another lie?

Do we really have to go through more of this?

March 28, 2008

Hillary in the House.

Who's the lead singer? I thought Lucille Ball was dead?

April 9, 2008

The advertising/PR community weighs in on Mark Penn's boot from the Clinton campaign.

Tailspin '08.

April 11, 2008

"How many angels dance on the head of the pin?"

Wait, what?!

April 18, 2008

Hillary, we're through with you.

Surely with millions in the bank she can buy a clue?

April 20, 2008

McCain, if elected, would be the oldest president ever.

Though he's still considered a teenager by Congressional standards.

April 21, 2008

John McCain's 1936 with Barack Obama's 1961.

Hi Mena, glad to see Dollar Short make a comeback.

April 22, 2008

Words fail where screenshots say so much.

Leno, you'd be an idiot to pass this one up.

April 24, 2008

The brand called Obama.

"The promotion of the brand called Obama is a case study of where the American marketplace—and, potentially, the global one—is moving."

May 6, 2008


The official nomination for President of Apparel.

May 8, 2008

The psycho ex-girlfriend of the Democratic Party.

I was starting to think she was new Heidi Fleiss.

The five mistakes Clinton made.

So much for her "experience".

May 18, 2008

"We can't drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times...and then just expect that other countries are going to say Ok."

Now that's some Straight Talk.

May 19, 2008

Lets see McCain do this.

May 24, 2008

"It makes me not want you in my political party."

That would make two of us, at least.

May 28, 2008

"In Iraq, McClellan added, Bush saw "his opportunity to create a legacy of greatness," something McClellan said Bush has said he believes is only available to wartime presidents."

I'd like to personally thank everyone who voted this moron in as President, twice.

May 30, 2008

"...if all these awful things were happening, and perhaps some may have been, you should have spoken up publicly like a man, or quit your cushy, high profile job."


June 1, 2008

"The Democrats are throwing the election away. And for what? An inadequate black male?"

When did the KKK open their membership to women?

June 7, 2008

Clinton's website asks people to support Obama.

I wonder if she'll go to Disneyland next.

June 13, 2008

McCains are carrying over $100k in credit card debt.

Fiscally conservative? Signs point to no.

June 16, 2008

"Everyone's always asking, 'Are we ready for a black president? Are we ready for a female president?' Of course we are! We just had a retarded one!"

June 17, 2008

No McCain isn't like Bush.

Wait, are we talking about '02, '06 or '08 McCain?

Racist in Texas?

Shock, horror!

June 22, 2008

"What ideas do you have to keep America competitive in the years ahead?"

Obama wants to know.

Logobama '08.

"...a place for you to create your own custom Obama logo and use it wherever you want. As Obama says, "we are the change we have been waiting for."

June 23, 2008

McCain's big idea for solving the energy crisis: No-spec work.


July 8, 2008

"...just 9% say Congress is doing a good or excellent job."

Time for a complete overhaul.

July 22, 2008

McCain makes historic first visit to the Internet.

Said to exclaim, "My God, Ted's right, it's not a truck, who the hell knew?!"

July 24, 2008

"A spokesman said that out of 2 billion passengers screened nationwide since 9-11, there have been only 110,000 abuse complaints."

That's 109,999 too many.

Dennis Kucinich's Articles of Impeachment.

Only thing missing: Crucifying Jesus.

July 25, 2008

"John McCain needs to wake up and smell the Arabic coffee.

More and more mainstream Iraqi politicians believe they are able to run their own affairs, and fewer and fewer mainstream Americans believe we are able to devote another presidency to Iraq."

"Seventy-five-thousand people at an outdoor sports palace, well, that's something the Fuehrer would have done."


July 26, 2008

"The phenomenon that we're talking about here is not that McCain is being ignored, that he's not able to get his word out in the mainstream media."

Interesting report on the media bias towards Obama's campaign.

July 29, 2008

Grand Jury confirms that Ted Stevens is a complete asshat.

Next I hope they convict his corrupt family.

August 1, 2008

Courage is grace under pressure. McCain showed it when he was a prisoner of war...but he is not showing it now.

I keep hoping for a return of the Maverick but all I see is another Bush.

Walmart no likey the idea of President Obama.

If that doesn't sway you I don't know what will.

August 7, 2008

Pakistani leaders are trying to impeach Musharraf.

Holy toledo! Good luck with that.

August 8, 2008

Russia invades Georgia.

This can't be good.

August 10, 2008

Bush's bikini diplomacy.

Sponsored by Nike.

August 13, 2008

"[McCain] will do as George Bush did, which is to make technology an issue related to how he raises money to run the government or to fund campaigns, and not as an independent issue that is important to grow America."

— Lawrence Lessig

August 14, 2008

The terrorist watch list being used as punishment against Bush administration critics.

I love our new police state, it's nifty.

August 18, 2008

"The new cold war is on like Donkey Kong. All my friends are calling Russia the Russian empire now."

— John McCain on the situation in Georgia

August 26, 2008

Why do people think Obama owes the Hiliary anything?

What is this, Jr. High?

August 31, 2008

Stop outsourcing roles in Pro-Obama videos.

A message from Creative Artists for Barrack and American Jobs.

September 2, 2008

Obama Tax Cut Calculator.

"Barack Obama will cut taxes for over 95% of American families."

September 7, 2008

Canada's government has been dissolved in effort to elect a conservative replacement.

"It will be Canada's third national ballot in four years."

September 8, 2008

Electoral projections done right.

There are several principal ways that the [our] methodology differs from other poll compilations.

September 9, 2008

"Don't mock the Constitution. Don't make fun of it. Don't suggest that it's not American to abide by what the founding fathers set up. It's worked pretty well for over 200 years."

Go baby go!

September 10, 2008

Battle for the Whitehouse.

Jib Jab what?

September 14, 2008

The Architect says McCain has "gone one step to far".

Imagine that.

September 17, 2008

"As recently as January, Mr. McCain argued...that Americans were better off than they were eight years ago."

He shouldn't be drinking out of aluminum cans.

September 19, 2008

"Opening up the health insurance market to more vigorous nationwide competition, as we have done over the last decade in banking, would provide more choices of innovative products less burdened by the worst excesses of state-based regulation."

— John McCain

September 22, 2008

"Decisions by the Secretary pursuant to the authority of this Act are non-reviewable and committed to agency discretion, and may not be reviewed by any court of law or any administrative agency."

Nice try.

September 23, 2008

"I come from Arkansas, I get why she's hot out there," Clinton said. "Why she's doing well."

Obama doesn't stand a chance.

September 26, 2008

Palin's shift on ''Troopergate''.

Nothing to hide, eh?

September 27, 2008

Notes on last nights debate.

Looks like it went as expected.

September 29, 2008

Obama hungry!

Replace food with a keg and I think you've got a better idea.

October 3, 2008

"Joe Biden was no match for Joe Six-Pack.

This was classic "talk over the heads of the media straight to the people," and it is a long time since I've seen it done so well."

October 9, 2008

The Sidewalk to Nowhere.


October 12, 2008

McCain is popular in Macedonia and Georgia.

Forget Iowa, he should head to Slovokia and try to pick up some votes.

October 15, 2008

Vote Plumber Sixpack.

They've got my vote.

October 16, 2008

"And so it is that George W. Bush now looks like he will beat McCain twice."

Oh Shrub, we'll never be rid of you will we?

October 17, 2008

Tom, forget Ann Coulter you need to follow this guy.

FiveThirtyEight is about as unbiased as it gets.

October 22, 2008

Ryan submits a better ballot design.

I'd hate to imagine what the Vista version would look like.

October 23, 2008

"Muslims are our enemies" and "I believe war is a fact of life and we should always win."

Thanks lady. A holy war is exactly what we all need right now.

Scott McClellan has endorsed Obama.

Is this sincere or a way to get back on Amazon's best seller list?

October 24, 2008

What was the line about lipstick on a pig?!

Whatever it is, apparently it costs $11,400 a week.

October 28, 2008

A Democrat's review of Sara Palin.

"What is often called her "confidence" is actually a rarity in national politics: I saw a woman who knows exactly who she is."

November 5, 2008

Can Sarah Palin go home again?

It's hard to go back to Alaska once you've been out for a while.

November 8, 2008

Obama and the dawn of the Fourth Republic.

An interesting look at the cycles in American politics.

November 4, 2008.

November 9, 2008

Diatha D. Harris should be fired on the spot.

There is no good reason, at all, for her antics in the classroom.

November 10, 2008

The first first one hundred days.

Oh FDR, we can't quit you.

November 12, 2008

President-Elect Obama collects Spiderman and Conan the Barbarian comics.

Click for forty-nine other trivial things about Barrack.

Reactions to CNN's announcement of election results from around the world.

I don't know why but I never thought to countdown.

November 15, 2008

Um, can we get Obama a better background please?

It looks like he's on the set of structured settlements and annuity payments commercial.

November 18, 2008

Prisoner #74-29AC73 has been defeated.

Alaska has much to celebrate.

December 4, 2008

Bush no longer feels compelled to be a cowboy out in the sticks.

Somehow I don't think Crawford is going to mind.

December 15, 2008

Despite what headlines would have you think, Illinois is the seventh most corrupt state in the union.

Bad Florida. Bad!

January 18, 2009

Obama's People.

January 19, 2009

Hours after the 9/11 attacks that an Alaska congressman speculated they may have been committed by "eco-terrorists": 9.

Read the rest of the list and prepare to face-palm.

Citizens, first! Tourists, second!

Draplin Design goes to Washington.

"What the country has seen of his leadership style so far evokes the discipline of George W. Bush and the curiosity of Bill Clinton."

Win, win.

January 25, 2009

Obama writes a memo and revives the Freedom of Information Act.

I wrote a memo once but it only made me sleepy.

January 26, 2009

The West Wing.


January 30, 2009

Blagojevich's final day in office.

A photo slide show.

February 1, 2009

Pity the Alfalfa Club is so secret.

Sounds like it's hilarious.

February 2, 2009

The GOP is lost.

Come on Reds, surely you can do better than Palin and Limbaugh.

February 8, 2009

An infographic to explain the recovery plan.

Wouldn't it be more appropriate to use the Homeland Security color code?

February 19, 2009

Ottawa is white, and the snow's still coming down. Police are on snowmobiles.

Obama goes to Canada.

February 22, 2009

Texas, as a political power, is dead.

So long and thanks for all the asshats.

FOX News is war gaming a militia uprising against Obama's government.

That's neat.

First Obama cuts takes, now he wants to slash prices.

This guy is crazy! Get him an infomercial!

February 23, 2009

Newt sees a whale.

Jump whale! Jump!

May 7, 2009

Republicans: Stop Twittering and meet reality.

Just stop everything, fire everyone, and start over, nothing can save the current party.

May 28, 2009

Wait, we're still at war with North Korea?

I shouldn't be surprised but it hurts that so many people in the US are bard-door-stupid about history and foreign affairs.

June 24, 2009

Don't take the bait. Move on.


June 30, 2009

He's now known as Senator Albert Franken.

I'm sure half of Minnesota is heading for a pound cake.

July 2, 2009

It came from Wasilla.

I seriously hope that's the last time I ever have to type the world Wasilla in my lifetime.

July 3, 2009

Palin steps down as Governor of Alaska.

Should someone tell the Republican Party they aren't wearing any clothes?

July 11, 2009

Gee, should any of us be shocked that Palin lied about why she left office?

She should be kicked out of the Republican Party for pulling this stunt.

August 1, 2009

"If you thought that the senior senator from Arizona would ride off into the political sunset last November, inconsolable after losing his bid for the presidency, think again."

Go, baby go!

August 6, 2009

Obama wants to kill your grandma.

He also wants to take guns away from every white male on the planet.

Clinton's field trip to North Korea was paid for by a Hollywood producer.

Bromance saves the day.

August 14, 2009

Thus the vast bulk of this year's currently estimated $1.8 trillion deficit was determined by Bush's policies, not Obama's.

I'm floored by this rage crap. Where was the rage while Bush grew the government and the deficit to record levels?

October 10, 2009

The best response to Obama's "Norwegian Gimmie" I've read to date.

If Obama won because he's not Bush, shouldn't the prize have been awarded to the citizens of the United States?

December 19, 2009

A look at how leaders big and small, around the world, manage their day.

I can't imagine holding meetings past midnight.

April 27, 2010

"There's a problem with illegal immigration and no one wants to do anything constructive about it so you get crap like this."

Taken from a very constructive essay on Arizona's immigration bill.

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