So, what sort of power does a group like the Tea Party have over members of the House and Senate? Could it be Corporate and special interests who are looking for members of both houses in Congress to tow the free market line? The wealthiest corporations and special interest groups usually pepper politicians with overwhelming amounts of… More “Tell Us What To Say” – Tea Party Group Gives GOP Freshmen Medicare Talking Points
Great question! Crooks & Liars – Brad Reed Paul Ryan’s rise as a supposed “serious thinker” is a sad symbol of our political class’s depraved and sadistic sense of morality. And I don’t say this just because Ryan’s truly Satanic budget plan would destroy the social safety net to fund more tax cuts for rich people.… More Crooks & Liars: Why are we letting a vindictive Randroid dork rule our political discourse?
It was the weirdest video response I had ever seen. It actually topped Sarah Palin’s last video blaming the media for directing a “blood libel” at her, in terms of bizzare. Slate It was almost impossible to concentrate on what Michele Bachmann was saying, exactly, in her Tea Party response to tonight’s State of the Union. First,… More Michele Bachmann’s Gaze
Apparently Michele Bachmann has aspirations of running for the presidency in 2012. It appears that the GOP “establishment” and Bachmann do not see eye to eye on this issue… The Daily Beast The Minnesota congresswoman has never shied from controversy, but her latest efforts to represent Tea Party interests are disrupting Boehner’s push for the… More The GOP’s Michele Bachmann Problem
Randi Rhodes, progressive talk show personality, is hilarious. I subscribe to her podcasts. She’s a New Yawker like me, so I can tolerate her accent on air. Randi Rhodes It’s a good thing the debate to be the new chair of the RNC isn’t an episode of Jeopardy, because Republicans wouldn’t do too well on “Great… More Remedial Readers & Tea Party Party
Republicans (and more than a few Dems) in Congress: What a bunch of bald-faced hypocrites… Think Progress As ThinkProgress has noted, despite spending the past year and a half railing against government healthcare, just five Republican members of the 112th Congress have been willing to forgo their own government healthcare coverage, which is provided to them as federal employees. Rep.-elect… More King Won’t Give Up His Government Health Care, But Applauds Those Who Do ‘For Standing On Principle’
Raw Story MSNBC host and former Republican Congressman Joe Scarborough counseled the incoming class of tea party legislators not to abuse their new-found powers, jesting that they might scare young children and animals. Scarborough recalled to Parade magazine when the new Republican Congress of 1995 tried to trample a weakened President Bill Clinton and ended… More Joe Scarborough advises tea party lawmakers not to ‘scare little kids and pets’
Huffington Post A group of conservative House Republicans led by Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) today hailed the formation of the congressional Tea Party Caucus, claiming that it will serve as a platform for dialogue between Congress and the grassroots movement that has shaken up American politics over the last year. Speaking at a press conference… More Tea Party Caucus Holds First Meeting, Explains Its Agenda, Blasts Obama