Tom Degan: Alison Parker and Adam Ward were focusing on their jobs. They were ambushed. They were doomed. They never had a chance.
Tom Degan: To go straight from the first black dude to the first gal is indeed tempting – no argument there – but Hillary is not the one for me. In fact, she’s not even a close second.
Tom Degan: I suspect that – subtly at least – the “white victimization” fantasy will, once again, be a key part of the right wing’s attempt to appeal to the clueless American people.
Tom Degan: President Sarah Palin? Relax. Even the American people wouldn’t be stupid enough that blithering imbecile to the White House. Ain’t never gonna happen. President Ted Cruz? That’s a different story.
Tom Degan: As much damage as that family has managed to do to this country over a period of nearly half a century, I find it ironic and amazing that any of them can still be taken seriously by anyone.
Tom Degan: Could it be that “the party of Franklin D. Roosevelt” can’t come up with anything better than Hillary? Have they lost their imaginations? Or have they lost their minds?
Tom Degan: The very sight of the most extremely right-wing of politicians (Darrell Issa, for example) expressing profound outrage over the fact that a mentally ill veteran was able to walk right in to the Executive Mansion and come too close for comfort to entering the family living quarters was something to behold.
Tom Degan: Of all of their paranoid hallucinations regarding this boringly moderate president, the one that tickles me the most is the right’s perception of him as this wild-eyed, borderline socialist.
Tom Degan: For those of us who thrive on the gales of laughter provided to us by Sarah Palin and unintentional comedians like her, these are indeed sweet times to be alive.
Tom Degan: The fact that this blabbering nincompoop was once selected for the second spot on a national ticket defies any sense of rationality. Gee, we do live in wonderful times, don’t we?
Tom Degan: The extremist conservative, house majority leader, Eric Cantor, just wasn’t right wing enough for the knuckleheads in the state of Virginia who tend to vote in Republican primaries; defeated by an underfunded, unknown Teapartier with the curious name, “David Brat”. Aren’t politics a gas?
Tom Degan: A father’s anguished words following the latest, totally expected rampage of gun violence – this time in California – didn’t really have much effect on the people in a position to do something to stem the carnage.
Tom Degan: The loony right wing loves to bitch and wail about the “undeserving poor” getting something for nothing. Why is it, then, that when it’s the undeserving rich we’re talking about, they’re always so quick to come to the plutocracy’s defense – and, oh brother, come they did!