Scott Walker, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Jeb Bush (Credit: Reuters/AP/Sara Stathas/Kevin Lamarque/Stephan Savoia/David Manning)
- A lot can happen between now and Election Day -- and with no GOP adult in the room, that's a frightening thought
- One of these clowns could actually win it all
- How Ted Cruz Won His Senate Seat With Just 632,000 Votes in a State of 27 Million
- America's Electoral Farce
Bob Cesca, Salon
Evergreene Digest Editor's Note: The writing and publishing of this article is not an endorsement of voting for these candidates' opposites, the lesser of two evils.
June 08, 2015 | There was a time when the well-worn “clown car” description of the Republican presidential primary field wasn’t so on-the-nose. But as of right now, not even a few months into the process, it’s impossible to avoid daily news items in which one GOP candidate or another is self-immolating with ludicrous remarks or unforced errors. Frankly, it’d be really fun to observe if it weren’t for a nagging sense of danger. We’ll circle back to that.
Meanwhile, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., on Friday contributed a fantastic example of the politically deficient nature of the current batch of hacks and frauds running for president on the GOP side. Speaking about the political hot potato of Iraq, Rubio described how he, as president, would approach continued U.S. involvement there: “It’s not nation-building. We are assisting them in building their nation.” Yes, assisting in the building of a nation is distinct from nation-building, according to Rubio.
Bob Cesca is an American director, producer, writer, actor, blogger and political commentator. He is the Managing Editor of The Daily Banter, a news and opinion site founded by Ben Cohen, where he also writes a daily political column.
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How Ted Cruz Won His Senate Seat With Just 632,000 Votes in a State of 27 Million, Shawn M. Griffiths, Independent Voter (IVN)
Ted Cruz was chosen to be the next junior senator in Texas by less than 4 percent of the eligible voting population by virtue of winning his low-turnout (under 12%) Republican primary. This is a fact about almost all primary elections today that is often missed by media talking heads and politicos.
America's Electoral Farce, Chris Hedges, Truthdig
- Every action we take now must be directed at ripping down the structures of the corporate state. This means refusing to co-operate. It means joining or building radical mass movements. It means carrying out sustained acts of civil disobedience,
- Only in America? The False Dichotomy Between Movement Building and Electoral Politics
- The Sanders Trap