2012 in Review: Politics as Usual


As WC did in 2009, 2010 and 2011, WC will undertake a brief review of politics in 2012 before we mercifully leave the poor, maimed calendar year behind. Mitt Romney won something, anyway. Poltico gave Romney’s Jeep political spot, claiming Chrysler jobs were to be exported to China, its “Lie of the Year” award. Interestingly, Romney’s political ads swept…

Dick Morris, Con Artist


. Among all the despicable characters hanging around Washington, D.C., Dick Morris has to be among the worst. You remember Dick Morris. He was The Clinton campaign advisor who, to impress prostitute Sherry Rowlands, invited her to listen in on his telephone conversations with President Clinton. He was fired resigned and has hated the Clintons since.…

Confetti and Tears: Sweeping Up


What of The Mitt? As usual, Andrew Sullivan describes the defeated candidate near-perfectly: Romney’s was, I thought, one of the most graceful and gracious concession speeches I can recall. I thought for a split-second: what if this Romney had run? And then I realized that his party would never have nominated that Romney and his ambition had…

Confetti and Tears: Parsing the Election


We have most of the election results. Some races may not be decided for days. Weeks. But some results are clear. President Obama has won re-election. Among certain ultra-conservatives WC knows, this means that the apocalypse is imminent or that a revolution will begin tomorrow. WC’s message to those far-righters: the country survived two terms…