Just a heads up, you may experience some hiccups at The Dysfunction Junction over the next few days as the tech guys make some behind the scenes adjustments. I’d explain them all, but I would be completely over my head and I’d probably get them wrong. Basically, if you can’t access the website or things … Continue reading
After two terms in the senate, Nebraska Democrat Ben Nelson has announced that he will not seek a third term. With Nelson’s retirement, the Democratic Party will likely lose this seat to Republicans as Nelson’s reelection was going to be difficult in the first place. Watch his announcement below: Don’t forget to follow The Dysfunction Junction … Continue reading
Despite constant attempts to dismiss the controversial newsletters that bare his name, Ron Paul has yet again been found on video promoting The Ron Paul Survival Report. The Survival Report has been the newsletter most often cited for incendiary material. The 1995 interview is available below: Don’t forget to follow The Dysfunction Junction on Twitter, Like us on Facebook, … Continue reading
By Rick Perry’s account, there’s a war brewing in America, and it’s far more serious than anything we’ve faced in our past. This war involves no artillery or foreign enemies, but rather a special group of people who also call America home. These people are malicious and will stop at nothing to achieve one goal … Continue reading
Though I’m slightly embarrassed to admit it, I’m kind of excited about “Game Change,” which is based on the book by the same name, which was released after the 2008 election. If HBO sticks to the story, sad as it was, it should make for a very interesting movie/documentary. The film is scheduled to be … Continue reading
I’ve often said that, given Ron Paul’s blunt nature, I’m surprised no one has been able to dig up a single piece of dirt on him. Add to the fact that he’s been in politics for years and it’s truly a miracle that he hasn’t found himself facing some scandal, whether real or manufactured, that … Continue reading
Only in Washington can two groups of people who want the same thing still manage to get nothing done. House Republicans have given in to the Senate’s short term plan (read more on the deal HERE) to extend the payroll tax holiday and unemployment benefits, which will buy Congress two more months to argue, debate, … Continue reading
Despite their insistence that a short term plan to extend the payroll tax cut would not be accepted, House Republicans have agreed to extend the tax cut by two months in order to give both chambers of Congress more time to negotiate the full details of the one-year extension package. The short-term extension covers all … Continue reading
How can you not love Chris Christie? He’s straight-forward, he’s rude, and he gets stuff done. After texting Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough during a live show and asking if George Soros was their next guest, Christie was invited on the show to defend his position that the show was pandering. Watch below as he … Continue reading
With the campaign season kicking into high gear earlier this year, it’s hard to believe that it’ll be nearly a year before anyone casts their 2012 ballot. Of course, such a long campaign has given the candidates plenty of opportunities to make major waves. Below are the top 7 biggest stories of the campaign thus … Continue reading
Sure this video is a little over the top, but it’s entertaining nonetheless. Watch below as Santa’s elves unionize, TSA sets up outside the sleigh’s runway, and the EPA puts out Santa’s Christmas fire: Don’t forget to follow The Dysfunction Junction on Twitter, Like us on Facebook, and sign up for daily e-mail updates!
On the off-chance you don’t know enough about the GOP Candidates for the 2012 nomination, be sure to tune-in to the final debate before the Iowa Caucuses tonight at 8 PM on Fox News. The night will feature the seven usual suspects (Yes, Jon Huntsman has scraped together enough support to be considered debate-eligible.) and … Continue reading
Sticking to his promise of a positive campaign, Gingrich avoided lobbying an attack at any of his Republican challengers in his latest ad, titled “We Deserve Solutions.” The ad, which is being run in Iowa leading up to the approaching Iowa Caucus, reminds voters of what Gingrich accomplished as Speaker, saying “our budget was balanced … Continue reading
Add one more tally to the growing list of instances where Mitt Romney has said something for purely political purposes. During this 2002 campaign stop, Romney calls himself a moderate with progressive views. Of course, It’s not the fact that he says he’s moderate that bothers me. It’s the fact that just 5 years later … Continue reading
Thank God for another GOP Debate. I never thought I’d say that without heaps of sarcasm, but heading into last night’s debate I was anxious to see how the candidates would handle themselves after a huge shift in the dynamic of the race. During the previous debate, then-surging Herman Cain received the majority of the … Continue reading
For my in-depth look at the debate, click HERE. Despite all of the beneficial discussion and insightful ideas presented in the latest GOP Debate, only one moment from the night seems to have stuck with voters: Mitt Romney’s $10,000 bet. Watch below: Don’t forget to follow The Dysfunction Junction on Twitter, Like us on Facebook, and sign up … Continue reading
With Mitt Romney slipping in the polls and Newt Gingrich taking no prisoners as he surges to the top, the Romney campaign has a heightened sense of urgency as the Iowa caucuses near. With this sense of urgency comes the Romney campaigns latest ad, which seeks to paint Romney as a consistent, family man, never … Continue reading
Since August, the Republican Presidential candidates have been playing a calamitous game of hot potato, and until now they all seem to have forgotten their heat-resistant gloves. Each time a new front-runner emerges, the lead (or the potato, in this case) slips away from them and they come crashing down. With this monotonous cycle in mind, it’s … Continue reading
On Monday, current GOP front-runner Newt Gingrich launched his TV ad campaign with a simple, one-minute ad airing in Iowa TV markets. The ad, titled “Rebuilding the America We Love,” features Newt’s voice narrating over scenes of classic American icons: the Statue of Liberty, the corn fields of Iowa, etc. While the ad may seem simple to … Continue reading
In elementary school, candidates for class office campaign on platforms of free McDonald’s for lunch, all-day recess, and campus-wide homework bans. These promises sound great to classes of naive fourth graders, but disappointment soon sets in when students realize they’ve been duped, and fourth grade class officers in fact have no power whatsoever. As I … Continue reading
If multiple sexual harassment allegations created turbulence for the Cain Plane, his alleged 13-year affair with Ginger White was like a pterodactyl sucked into the already-sputtering engine of his campaign. Despite earlier indications that we he was going to ride out the storm of allegations facing him, Herman Cain announced today at a press conference that … Continue reading
I hope everyone has a happy, safe, and fun-filled Thanksgiving holiday with family and friends. Yesterday my family and I made the trek to Fairhope, Alabama, where I will eat until I’m miserable and then take my annual Great Thanksgiving Nap. Rest is of utmost importance today, as tomorrow we must hit the ground running … Continue reading
While he certainly has one of the most impressive political resumes of any of the candidates, Newt’s personal resume often underwhelms. With his political star rising among the GOP hopefuls for 2012, many of the stories and claims are beginning to surface yet again. To combat the negative press that would result, Newt’s campaign … Continue reading
Question: When a large group can’t come to a decision, what’s the easiest way to solve the problem? Chances are, your answer was not “take 6 people from each side and put the entire responsibility on them to work things out.” Unfortunately, the same common sense that you and I apply to problem solving evaporates … Continue reading
Keeping Sarah Palin’s ice cream shop analogy rolling, the most recent GOP flavor of the month, Herman Cain, has begun to melt. Surrounded by a scandal that isn’t a scandal and increasing pressure from the national media, Cain has seen his once commanding lead in the national GOP polls diminish, and is now even trailing … Continue reading
As if one debate last week wasn’t enough, the kind of people at CBS found it necessary to give us the 10th GOP of the 2011 primary season just two days after the 9th one. Unlike Thursday’s debate, however, the CBS debate saw no major gaffes by any of the candidates (Yes, Rick Perry seemed … Continue reading
I know that most have probably seen this video, but just in case you live under a rock or need a weekend pick-me-up, here’s Rick Perry at his finest. As they say, he’s a dumb George Bush. Don’t forget to follow The Dysfunction Junction on Twitter, Like us on Facebook, and sign up for daily e-mail updates!
Though the results of Tuesday’s election have been available since Tuesday night, the results still have me scratching my head. On the one hand, you have the extremely predictable results to nearly all of the Executive positions statewide; Phil Bryant elected Governor, Tate Reeves Lieutenant Governor, Jim Hood Attorney General, Lynn Fitch Treasurer, and the list goes … Continue reading
If I learned anything from Wednesday night’s Republican Primary Debate, it’s that Newt REALLY hates the media, Cain REALLY hates Nancy “the Princess” Pelosi, and………. uhhh….. I can’t remember the third one. For those who missed the debate and have missed the media’s coverage of the debate, the above sentence likely does nothing but make me look … Continue reading
Whether it’s for or against, few issues rouse a person’s emotions more than the issue of abortion. On November 8th, those emotions will get a chance to manifest themselves as my home state of Mississippi votes on a much-buzzed about amendment to the state constitution that would define the moment of conception as the beginning of … Continue reading
In the battle between Kent and School, school has won. Rather than just taking the victory, however, school has proceeded to push me in the dirt, stomp on my face, and, worst of all, force me to watch hours and hours of Joy Behar’s “show.” Oh yeah, they went there. In all seriousness, mid-term week got … Continue reading
The latest “Flavor of the Month” (thank you, Sarah Palin) for the GOP may soon see himself pulled right off the menu if he doesn’t quickly clarify his stance on abortion. In a recent interview with Piers Morgan, Herman Cain gave a very puzzling answer on whether he thinks abortion should be illegal in all … Continue reading
It’s time for a debate to shake things up. Despite the fact that we’ve had slightly less than three thousand debates already, none have really given me a reason to put a campaign sticker on my car. Here’s a breakdown of how each candidate did, in no particular order: Mitt Romney- Though his victory was … Continue reading
In a shocking turn of events, the Obama Administration has discovered that a provision of the Affordable Care Act is unsustainable and has been removed from the reform package. In other news, the sun rose in the east this morning. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced on Friday that the CLASS Program (Community … Continue reading
Not sure what the GOP jobs bill is all about or haven’t yet read it? Read the breakdown HERE. Don’t forget to follow The Dysfunction Junction on Twitter, Like us on Facebook, and sign up for daily e-mail updates!
With a GOP takeover of the Senate becoming more and more plausible by the day, Senate Republicans have developed their own version of President Obama’s American Jobs Act, cleverly titled the Real American Jobs Act. The plan, which comes just two days after Senate Republicans shut down the President’s proposal, is the GOP’s way of … Continue reading
If you didn’t watch tonight’s debate, read a recap HERE. Don’t forget to follow The Dysfunction Junction on Twitter, Like us on Facebook, and sign up for daily e-mail updates!
Tonight’s latest GOP Debate in New Hampshire was a lot more of the same: Presidential Mitt Romney, Clueless Rick Perry, Determined Herman Cain, Gimmicky Michele Bachmann, Scary Newt Gingrich, Frightened Rick Santorum, Liberal Jon Huntsman, and, last but not least, Drunk Ron Paul. For the first time, however, Herman Cain was the center of focus, … Continue reading
To read more about Sarah Palin‘s recent decision not to run in 2012, click HERE. Don’t forget to follow The Dysfunction Junction on Twitter, Like us on Facebook, and sign up for daily e-mail updates!
Just one day after Chris Christie announced that he would not be running for the presidency in 2012, we have yet another announcement from a prominent member of the GOP. Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin announced this morning that she will not be running in 2012, but will be taking on a role that allows … Continue reading
Love ‘em or hate ‘em, you can’t argue with the numbers. The Obama Administration has failed to deliver across the board, and this video puts that in the simplest possible terms. Don’t forget to follow The Dysfunction Junction on Twitter, Like us on Facebook, and sign up for daily e-mail updates!
No, while the headline my lead you to think otherwise, Chris Christie IS NOT running for President in 2012. However, an ever increasing groundswell of support is growing in his favor. Ironically, the Draft Christie movement released their first campaign ad today, which also happens to be the day that Chris Christie dismissed 2012 aspirations … Continue reading
To read more about the Florida Primary debacle, click HERE. Each day, The Dysfunction Junction asks a question and allows readers to vote in a poll and discuss their opinions. To keep track of each day’s ‘Poll of the Day,’ visit the main poll page HERE. Don’t forget to follow The Dysfunction Junction on Twitter, Like us on … Continue reading
In Kindergarten, many children are primarily concerned with one thing: being first line. Using a variety of methods, including (though not limited to) the Indian Cut, the Barge, the Slide, and the “Oops,” Kindergarteners across the world will stop at nothing to lead the pack. With that in mind, we look to the state of … Continue reading
Starting the day he made his first public appearance for his New Jersey Gubernatorial campaign in 2009, Chris Christie has been barraged with questions about a 2012 Presidential Candidacy. Each time the question has been asked, Governor Christie has dismissed the very possibility of running in 2012. Even with denial after denial from Governor Christie’s, … Continue reading
To read more about Chris Christie in 2012, click HERE. To watch The Dysfunction Junction’s Video of the Day regarding Chris Christie’s presidency, click HERE. Each day, The Dysfunction Junction asks a question and allows readers to vote in a poll and discuss their opinions. To keep track of each day’s ‘Poll of the Day,’ … Continue reading
To read more about Chris Christie in 2012, click HERE. I think he made it pretty clear. To vote in The Dysfunction Junction’s Poll of the Day regarding Chris Christie’s potential candidacy, click HERE. Don’t forget to follow The Dysfunction Junction on Twitter, Like us on Facebook, and sign up for daily e-mail updates!
To read the latest on Herman Cain’s surge in the polls, click HERE. Each day, The Dysfunction Junction asks a question and allows readers to vote in a poll and discuss their opinions. To keep track of each day’s ‘Poll of the Day,’ visit the main poll page HERE. Don’t forget to follow The Dysfunction Junction … Continue reading
At one point during the first major Republican debate for the 2012 election cycle, Hermain Cain sat in silence for nearly an entire hour. Even Rick Santorum, who was earning 3% of the vote at the time, and Jon Huntsman, who was earning 1% of the vote at the time, were given more screen time … Continue reading
Sorry guys, I accidentally forgot to set my alarm last Monday and I’ve been asleep ever since. I’m awake now though and feeling great, so be on the lookout for more of what you saw last week in the coming days/weeks/months. Seriously though, I was sick all last week and that on top of school … Continue reading
In 2010, Democratic Representative Anthony Weiner marched to a 20-point victory over Republican Bob Turner in New York’s 9th Congressional District. Despite being a part of the heavily covered 2010 mid-terms, this race received no media attention. Why would it? New York’s 9th District (or, NY09) is heavily Democratic. In fact, for every one registered Republican, … Continue reading