Rude Pundit

Rude Pundit is the pen name of Lee Papa. Papa grew up in the swamps of Louisiana’s Cajun country, where he was a “poor white bigot” raised on a solid diet of William F. Buckley, Ronald Reagan and “gay-fearful Neanderthal retardation.” Today, he’s a playwriting professor by day and the wildly popular, unapologetically liberal blogger by night. His one-man show, "The Rude Pundit in the Year of Living Rudely," was featured part of the New York International Fringe Festival. Papa is also the author The Rude Pundit's Almanack.

Okay, Fine, Let’s Make a Deal on the Fuckin’ Wall

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So yesterday, skeevy fart huffer Mick Mulvaney, the White House Budget director, said that Donald Trump would be willing to negotiate on the next "oh, holy fuck, are we going through this again" make-or-shutdown budget bill.   Yeah, he won't let the government run out of money if Democrats will fund his bullshit wall on the border of Mexico.  Oh, and he might not starve Obamacare to death and laugh while the peons scramble to get insurance. Continue Reading...

Judge Neil Gorsuch Is a Dick

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The confirmation hearings for any presidential nominee are just pantomimes of democracy, with everyone going through the motions and nothing really being learned.  It's even worse for Supreme Court justice hearings, where the party of the president who did the nominating pretty much just finger fucks the nominee while the opposing party tries to get the nominee to express an opinion on any goddamned issue and the nominee repeatedly says, "No, go Continue Reading...

Random Observations on Trump’s Speech to Congress Last Night

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1. Let's get this out of the way up top: President Donald Trump's exploitation of Carryn Owens, the widow of Ryan Owens, a Navy SEAL who died in a fuck-up of a raid in Yemen, induced the kind of nausea you usually feel when you accidentally catch a glimpse of a pus-draining video.  While anonymous "senior officials" (who could be Trump - really) argue over whether or not any decent intelligence was gotten from the raid (spoiler: they didn't), Continue Reading...

Democrats Should Resist, But Everything That Happens is on Republicans

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Let's get rid of one part of this in short order: Democrats in Congress should be resisting Trump every step of the way.  That includes pushing hearings to crisis levels of antagonism, voting against every unqualified candidate, and, of course, filibustering his Supreme Court picks.  It shouldn't even be up for discussion.  They will lose and lose, but Democratic House and Senate members would be fundamentally misreading their marching, chanting, Continue Reading...

Republicans Won’t Save Your Life

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In the middle of his farewell address on Tuesday, President Barack Obama offered some advice: "It’s up to all of us to make sure our government can help us meet the many challenges we still face.  We have what we need to do so.  We have everything we need to meet those challenges."  And then he warned, "Democracy can buckle when we give in to fear.  So, just as we, as citizens, must remain vigilant against external aggression, we must guard Continue Reading...

The Loser-in-Chief

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Let me clear my throat. When I first put myself in a self-imposed time out, one of the reasons was that I was really fucking pissed at myself for getting the presidential election so wrong, for thinking that it was a no-brainer that Hillary Clinton would be elected, that the country wasn't so stupid and deluded and hateful that it would elect a fuzzy, bulbous fungus in human form instead.  So, yeah, I beat the shit out of myself for that, Continue Reading...

American Eclipse: Into the Dark, Alone and Together

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"Yeah, and jobs in sending Morse code and driving carriages are coming back, too," my West Virginia pal Duke told me this morning.  He was pissed as hell about all the people around him who are absolutely sure that Donald Trump will be able to "bring back" the coal mining industry and all the jobs that go with it.  They don't want to lose their way of life, they say. Continue Reading...

It’s Alive: The FBI Reanimates the Clinton Email Server Fake Scandal

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The ugly ending of this ugly election just got even uglier.  Like rotting armadillo ugly.  Oh, we were lulled briefly into a sense that the whole thing was going to wind to an end, as Republican candidate and upside down candy corn Donald Trump was starting to choke on his own conspiracy theories, as Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton amassed an insurmountable lead and was starting to make serious inroads into states that had previously been Continue Reading...