commented on The White House Strikes Back
"Backfire" only works if the democratic system actually functions and the elections aren't rigged (i.e. Clinton/Lewinski happened before the the several rounds of unethical, if not technically illegal, Republican mid-census gerrymandering).
Too bad Bams spent his first four years kicking his base in the teeth, or they might be more inclined to defend him from the scandal-machine that's kicking into gear...
commented on The Thursday Morning News
1) "Sequestration is working!"
That's no joke - increasing unemployment (i.e. the number of people desperate to work for less money) is a feature, not a bug.
2) WV Sheriff Murder
The first thing I thought of when I saw that yesterday was that Mingo Co is where Matewan is, whose police chief Sid Hatfield was murdered by Baldwin-Felts agents in 1921 (though that murder happened on the McDowell County Courthouse steps, not in Mingo Co itself.