The GOP has been in trouble. It has known this for years and recently failed election bids highlight the problems plaguing the GOP and its constituency. A string of defeats has highlighted that the party is falling to its fringe constituency and that’s a surefire guarantee for the party to guarantee its demise.
Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore is getting a lot of attention for his statements at the Pastors-for-Life conference in Mississippi. At the conference, Moore made some shocking claims about rights in the United States.
It’s called “rollin’ coal.” And for several years, rural rednecks in America have been modifying their diesel trucks to turn their semi-adequately managed emissions into churning black smoke. Why? Just to see who has the worst fuel efficiency, who can dump the most carbon emissions into the atmosphere, and be the most obnoxious jerk.
“Rarely has a U.S. president been so wrong about so much at the expense of so many” is what former Vice President Dick Cheney said about President Obama’s handling of the Iraq war. That’s easy for Cheney to say because he and George W. Bush created the mess that Obama has had to deal with.
The average American can barely name a Supreme Court justice. They think Saddam Hussein was involved with 9/11. Too many voters still think that they might run into Bigfoot on their way to the polls. Believe it or not, this is actually a major problem for democracy. Ring of Fire’s Mike Papantonio and author CJ Werleman explain why this is such a problem.
Tea Party candidates are making some progress in the political arena, but there’s an even more dangerous rising star from the GOP that we need to be very afraid of: Jeb Bush. Ring of Fire’s Mike Papantonio talks about the scary idea of a Jeb Bush presidency with newspaper publisher Rick Outzen.