Tom DeLay: ‘God Created This Nation And God Created The Constitution’

Keep in mind that the tagline for The Fifth Column is “sorting out the crazies”.  This is as crazy as it gets from a major former politician.  My pick for the winner of the current crop of crazy politicians is Michele Bachmann. Right Wing Watch During a service last weekend, John Hagee spent a half hour… More Tom DeLay: ‘God Created This Nation And God Created The Constitution’

Rick Perry Veto To Be Reviewed By Special Prosecutor, Judge Says

I know Democrats have issues too, like yet another Anthony Weiner sex scandal.   Also, that Mayor in San Diego, Bob Filner has some serious political problems resulting from sexual harrassment toward many women,  the latest being his inappropriate behavior toward a great-grandmother.   They don’t go unnoticed on this blog, it’s just that their stories… More Rick Perry Veto To Be Reviewed By Special Prosecutor, Judge Says

Conservative Group With Abramoff Scandal Ties Picks Up Voter ID Issue Where ALEC Left Off

One has to wonder, why the GOP think that they will truly suppress tens of thousands of voters without a valid ID from casting their ballots on election day.  If their strategy was to make sure those tens of thousands don’t vote, activists and civil rights advocates are making an effort to help voters with the process… More Conservative Group With Abramoff Scandal Ties Picks Up Voter ID Issue Where ALEC Left Off

The Week In One-Liners

  Politico The week’s top 10 quotes in politics:  “We didn’t elect Superman, we elected a human being.” – Colin Powell, on President Barack Obama.  “I’m trying to stay out of prison, obviously.” – Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, on his current goals.  “Am I looking at the right camera?” – White House advisor… More The Week In One-Liners

Politico’s “The Week In One Liners” 1-14-11

Politico “An attempt on you could bring the republic down.” – Fox News’s Glenn Beck, encouraging Sarah Palin in a letter to “look into protection for your family.”  “Keep your mouth shut.” – Commentator Bernie Goldberg, knocking Pima County, Ariz., Sheriff Clarence Dupnik for his remarks in the wake of the Tucson shootings.  “I wouldn’t… More Politico’s “The Week In One Liners” 1-14-11

Meet the New Guys (2011…Same As The Old Guys…1995)

A few nights ago, Rachel Maddow’s substitute host, Chris Hayes of  The Nation gave us a rundown on the new GOP majority back in 1994. You don’t want to miss this report, I promise you.  Compare and contrast. Washington Monthly […] The new Republican House operation is starting to look an awful lot like the old… More Meet the New Guys (2011…Same As The Old Guys…1995)

Top Ten Poliical Scandals of 2010

Bltwy – MSNBC 1.  John Edwards Admits Paternity, While Mistress Does Weird Photo Shoot – The former senator finally admitted that he fathered Rielle more 2.  The BP oil spill has been repeatedly called the biggest environmental disaster in American history. Leaving wildlife and the Gulf coast economy devastated, BP’s CEO only made matters worse… More Top Ten Poliical Scandals of 2010

DeLay Will Not Face Federal Charges

After a six-year criminal investigation… TPM Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay will not face federal charges related to his ties to disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff, Politico reported. The Justice Department notified DeLay’s lead attorney, McGuireWoods Chairman Richard Cullen, about the decision last week, the lawyer said. “The federal investigation of Tom DeLay is over and… More DeLay Will Not Face Federal Charges