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GOP leaders to Santorum: Get out now if you want a future in party

GOP leaders to Santorum: Get out now if you want a future in party

Top Republican leaders are telling fading GOP Presidential contender Rick Santorum to get out of the race if he wants any future in the party. Capitol Hill Blue has learned…

For Romney, the full focus is now on Obama and November

For Romney, the full focus is now on Obama and November

For all practical purposes, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney captured the Republican nomination for President Tuesday, sweeping primaries in Wisconsin, Maryland and the District of Columbia and passing the halfway…

Goodbye Keith Olbermann and good riddance

Goodbye Keith Olbermann and good riddance

Keith Obermann, the fire-breathing sit-down comic masquerading as a journalist, arrived at Current TV like a Tasmanian devil, all whirling dervish praising his own self-perceived greatness while demanding perks and…

Current TV gives Keith Olbermann the boot

Current TV gives Keith Olbermann the boot

Bombastic left-wing talk show host Keith Olbermann — who seldom held a job he couldn’t be fired from — found himself out of work once again Friday when Current TV…

Placing the real blame for high gas prices

Placing the real blame for high gas prices

Cost seventy-five bucks and change to fill up my Jeep Wrangler the other day. That’s why the Wrangler says home most days and I ride a Harley-Davidson that gets more…

Ron Paul on quitting: Hell no, he won’t go

Ron Paul on quitting: Hell no, he won’t go

Piers Morgan of CNN had the gall Monday to ask last-place GOP Presidential contender Ron Paul a logical question. Why doesn’t he just quit and leave the race to those…

The GOP base: Stupid is as stupid does

The GOP base: Stupid is as stupid does

In too many ways, the Republican Party deserves Rick Santorum. He’s tailor-made for the right-wing fanatics, Bible-thumpers and racists that dominate the party of the elephant. “As long as the…

The fantasy of an ‘elite media’

The fantasy of an ‘elite media’

An overused stereotype in this year’s Presidential campaign is “elite media.” You hear it from right-wing Presidential candidates, tea party activists and a handful of posters on Capitol Hill Blue.…

Sunday Morning Comin’ Down

Sunday Morning Comin’ Down

A girlfriend gave me a copy of Kris Kristofferson‘s album “The Silver Tongued Devil and I” in 1975. I was 27, newly divorced, playing the field and partying like…

This is America: Failure is not an option

This is America: Failure is not an option

A common mantra uttered by the four contenders for the Republican nomination for President — when they take a break from bashing each other — is that America won’t survive…