Considering President Barack Obama never really had a filibuster-proof Congress, and one week into his first term the Senate's minority leader declared the Republican Party's only objective was to ensure a single term, I've used the term RepublicaNOs without hesitation. Now there's an additional one: Republiars, and it spills all down the ticket.
Even before the first debate, Mitt Romney spokespeople announced they didn't care and would not be affected by fact-checkers, and that's proved true.
Here in Hawaii, it's particularly rampant.
A George Fontaine newsletter boasted about his efforts to obtain Kihei high school funding. Asked during a debate why he failed, Fontaine said he wasn't in office and therefore it wasn't his responsibility.
Linda Lingle, for example, lies about Medicare cuts, about teacher furloughs, about supporter party affiliations, about her bipartisanship commitments (and given paucity of GOP legislative members, that's not surprising). And how much have we heard about the $100 million-plus in our tax dollars wasted on the Stupidferry.
Charles Djou initially won as a Tea Partyer in 2010, but won't reveal his affiliation now.
One Office of Hawaiian Affairs Maui trustee candidate ran in the 2010 Democratic District 11 primary, then renounced her party affiliation the day after she lost.
Who do these "candidates" think they are fooling? Not me - and hopefully not you.