Week of December 5
Conservatives are concerned about Donald Trump backing away from his main campaign promises already. Ann Coulter, devoted supporter — and author of In Trump We Trust — has been sounding the alarm and warning Trump not to betray his base.
[ White Christmas ]
From the album O Christmas Bush (2006).
Week of November 28
Jill Stein's recount effort is getting more attention than her candidacy ever did. Voters sent in cash. The Clinton campaign joined in. Then Donald Trump weakened the integrity of his own win by claiming there was widespread voter fraud after all. Did Stein predict the kind of storm she was unleashing? Could we end up with another recount controversy like the Bush-Gore election? Back in 2000, some Florida voters who were careless, not fraudulent, could conceivably have tipped the result by accidentally punching their "butterfly ballots" for the wrong candidate.
Punch Three Times
[ Knock Three Times ]
From the album One Bush, Two Bush, Old Bush, New Bush (2001).
Week of November 21
Duck Dynasty is finally going off the air, and the timing couldn't be better for the Trump transition team. Trump needs first-rate cabinet appointees, and soon Phil Robertson will be available to serve as U.N. ambassador, coming with the recommendation of Ted Cruz. His previous anti-gay and racist statements led to a suspension in 2013, but to the incoming administration Phil's a defender of free speech who says that Trump's critics "need to lighten up."
[ Yakety Yak ]
From the album How to Succeed in Congress Without Really Lying (2014).
Week of November 14
Last spring, 28% of Americans said they would move to Canada if Donald Trump were elected president. (Not counting Ted Cruz moving back to Canada.) Maybe they were serious: on election night, Canada's immigration website crashed due to overwhelming traffic. But will Canada take them?
[O Canada ]
Week of November 7
Decision time! Just one more day until final votes are cast and counted. So in a public service to help this campaign cycle's undecided voters, we bring you one final debate between the major party presidential candidates. And for the record number of Americans who have already voted early, you can begin drinking now to get a head start on Tuesday night.
Week of October 31
Just when Hillary Clinton thought she could glide to victory and not have to worry about FBI director James Comey ever again, he evened up the October surprise score in this campaign at 1-1. Hillary might never be able to forgive Comey, but if she still manages to win the election, she'll be in a position to pardon herself. Back in July, it looked like she was in the clear when Comey said that "no reasonable prosecutor" would bring charges.
I'm Not Indicted
[ I'm So Excited ]
Week of October 24
When Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg called Donald Trump "a faker," he tweeted: "Her mind is shot - resign!" Maybe she was just distracted. What else is on her mind? In recent interviews plugging her new book, she seems especially concerned about seeing President Obama's nominee, Merrick Garland, confirmed soon.
[ Stop In The Name of Love ]
Week of October 17
Wikileaks released transcripts of Hillary Clinton's Goldman Sachs speeches, with a little help from Russia. Bernie Sanders once said, "I kind of think if you're going to be paid $225,000 for a speech, it must be a fantastic speech." The reality: not so much. So why did Hillary choose to give all those private speeches for so much money? It's simple. She needed the money. After all, she and Bill were "dead broke."
Sixteen Times (and the Clintons are Broke)
[Sixteen Tons ]
From the album Mock the Vote (2015).
Week of October 10
Donald Trump's definition of "debate prep": holding a surprise pre-debate press conference with some of the women who accused Bill Clinton in the past. Which is strange, since back when real Republicans were attacking Bill, Trump was publicly praising Hillary. Trump even called special prosecutor Ken Starr "a total wacko." Republicans overplayed their hand then, and it's a strategy that's not likely to work any better now, though it will thrill some of the nostalgic GOP base.
Over the Bimbos
[Over the Rainbow ]
From the album First Lady and the Tramp (1999).
Week of October 3
Tim Kaine faces off tomorrow against Mike Pence in the first and only vice presidential debate. There's no sign at all that the debate will be memorable, unless one or both of them drop that nice guy demeanor. It's definitely not a requirement for the job.
[ Ice Ice Baby ]