REPORT: Number Of Tea Party Events Down More Than 50 Percent In 2011

Looks like the tea party franchise is in deep fiscal trouble… Think Progress Last September, Tea Party Patriots co-founder Jenny Beth Martin answered critics who predicted that the movement would soon peter out: “The Tea Party movement is here to stay.” Seven months later, presidential candidate Herman Cain — a Tea Party favorite — echoed the same sentiment: “I… More REPORT: Number Of Tea Party Events Down More Than 50 Percent In 2011

Boehner Walks Away

Slate – Dave Weigel  You can read the letter to colleagues right here. Just as the passage of Cut, Cap, and Balance built new faith with the skeptics in his conference, the tone of this letter — it’s like he left the battlefield with both arms bandaged, leaving a trail of empty shotgun shells —… More Boehner Walks Away

ALLEN WEST REFUSES TO APOLOGIZE, BLAMES MILITARY BACKGROUND FOR HIS INSULTING REMARKS

There are no words to describe my disdain for this sexist cretin… Think Progress  Facing a barrage of criticism, Rep. Allen West (R-FL) remains defiant and says he won’t apologize to DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) for adisparaging email in which he called her “vile, unprofessional, and despicable” and “not a lady.” On Fox Business Network… More ALLEN WEST REFUSES TO APOLOGIZE, BLAMES MILITARY BACKGROUND FOR HIS INSULTING REMARKS

Bachmann Predicted The World Would End In 2006: ‘We Are In The Last Days’

It seems the crazy has encapsulated Michelle Bachmann for years! Think Progress As GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann (R-MN) surges in the polls, more information is coming to light about her past that reveal the depths of her political and religious extremism. The Bachmanns’ counseling clinic practices discredited and damagingex-gay therapy to “cure” homosexuality. Slate’s Dave Weigel… More Bachmann Predicted The World Would End In 2006: ‘We Are In The Last Days’

Tea Party Nation sued for dodging Las Vegas hotel bill

So, the teabaggers’  true colors are starting to emerge.  They are not about fiscal responsibility in this instance… Raw Story The Venetian Casino Resort in Las Vegas has filed a lawsuit against Tennessee-based Tea Party Nation for allegedly failing to pay a more than $600,000 bill. The Las Vegas Review Journal reported that the hotel claims… More Tea Party Nation sued for dodging Las Vegas hotel bill

Is this the ‘worst Congress ever’?

The Week The acrimonious debate over raising the debt ceiling has shined a spotlight on partisan rancor in Washington. Norman Ornstein of the American Enterprise Institute, who wrote a 2006 book saying Congress was “broken,” now says at Foreign Policy that hardliners in both parties have gained such “inordinate power” that compromise, even on crucial matters such as… More Is this the ‘worst Congress ever’?

Credit agencies warn GOP of ‘death spiral’

“No one is as deaf as the man who will not listen.” ~ Jewish Proverb Politico House Republicans were cautioned Thursday in a closed door meeting with credit rating agency officials that a “death spiral” in the bond market was one of the possible outcomes in the event of default. One official warned of a worst-case scenario… More Credit agencies warn GOP of ‘death spiral’