Category Archives: Republicans Meet The Teabag Terror

Benghazi Is Not A Tom Clancy Novel

On CNN yesterday, Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) expressed dissonant disapproval of the president’s failure to teleport reinforcements to the US consulate in Benghazi. You have to admire the way he twists reality here: Look, we have to make priorities and … Continue reading

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Morning Awful: Mourdoch Bipartisanship

Ladies and gentlemen, the modern Republican Party: I keep saying that Republicans have no one but themselves to blame. Future historians writing about this era should look back to the moment that Mike Castle (R-DE) cowered in the face of … Continue reading

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The House GOP Has a Plan

Booman got it exactly right last week: It is within the Republicans power to obstruct and, by doing so, make the president look weak and ineffectual. That’s the path they’ve chosen. However, the collateral damage has been enormous and the … Continue reading

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Atlas Shrugging Off Tea Party, Republicans

What was that I was saying about the Republican Party going bankrupt? From the website-that-must-not-be-linked: With $11 million on hand at the end of June — and about $2 million in reported debt — the RNC’s paid get-out-the-vote (GOTV) effort … Continue reading

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Graham Comes Out

Quote the First: On four occasions, Graham met with Tea Party groups. The first, in his Senate office, was “very, very contentious,” he recalled. During a later meeting, in Charleston, Graham said he challenged them: “ ‘What do you want … Continue reading

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Kulturkampf And Rand Paul

Kudos to Rachel Maddow for recognizing that tea party extremism is essentially leftover reaction to the Sixties. The word she’s looking for — the noun that describes this kind of regressive politics in which history is re-fought, from Texas schoolbook … Continue reading

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Ron Paul Triangulates Shelby

This ad has started showing up all over Huffington Post lately. Click it and you’ll visit Ron Paul’s Campaign For Liberty, otherwise known as C4L, where a set of Frank Luntz and Paulite talking points contains the following call to … Continue reading

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Choosing Not To Choose

Senator Lindsey Graham explains his holdup of the bipartisan climate bill: “Moving forward on immigration — in this hurried, panicked manner — is nothing more than a cynical political ploy,” Graham said. “Let’s be clear, a phony, political effort on … Continue reading

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Two Swords Are Enough

I was selling flags at a gun show all weekend and had to spend yesterday evening catching up with a news cycle that’s finally catching up with me. Frank Rich recognized the teabag terror and its enablers: Are these politicians … Continue reading

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Let The Purges Begin

At HuffPo, David Frum’s wife recognizes the end of conservative philosophy: I can categorically state I’ve never seen such a hostile environment towards free thought and debate — once the hallmarks of Reaganism, the politics with which we grew up … Continue reading

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Palin’s Party Prattle

Sarah wants a new third party to, y’know, make Republicans have to debate harder an’ stuff: ThinkProgress has a list of her statements about a third party; up til now she has taken the more popular position among teabaggers that … Continue reading

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