Still trying to figure out how an organization that claims to have an official 60 member caucus in the House of Representatives can declare it has no plans to run candidates or support legislation.
Does the Tea Party really get to avoid paying taxes on its donations? Isn't it just the far-right wing of the Republican Party?
At last - the first theory on the Libya hearings that makes any real sense at all. Karl Rove seems to believe that if he shouts ooga-booga and puts up pictures of a lame-duck President and a retired Secretary of State that you kind folks will send him money.
Who would have guessed?
Even Karl Rove has to raise a few bucks in the off-season, I guess.
I do not like these conservative Republican groups putting ads out about Hillary Clinton. What is the point of that? That is just fundraising by American Crossroads and other groups. It’s ridiculous. There’s no campaign going on. Let’s pull the partisanship back. Bill Kristol on Fox News Sunday
I’m surprised Bill Kristol — whose magazine has been critical of the Obama administration — would join in the chorus . . . This [ad] was appropriate. We need to help the American people grasp this . . . More people have seen this ad than subscribe to ‘The Weekly Standard,’ which has been covering the same story and making the same points. So I don’t see anything wrong with it. Karl Rove on Fox News
Y'all just keep on melting down that party. I'll go put on some more popcorn.
Again - you can only be a federally sanctioned non-profit if you do not directly support any specifically legislation nor ever work politically in Federal elections.
On what planet could the Tea Party ever qualify as a non-profit?
Contributions to the Tea Party are just as taxable as the earnings you report on your W2. Using non-profit status to hide taxable sources of income is known as "money laundering." Tom Delay got a felony conviction for that.
This one really doesn't pass the "straight face" test.
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I am still trying to picture what the IRS going rouge (or lipstick, or eyeliner) might look like.
Mitt Romney looked like a right fool and did not improve his election chances when he failed to recall that Obama called Benghazi an "Act of Terror" on September 12.
Matt Olsen said the same on September 19.
Jay Carney the same on September 20.
Hillary Clinton the same on September 21.
That is what the GOP is running up against - that somewhere between 24 hours and 9 days the administration admitted the attack was, indeed, related to terrorism.
On May 29, 2003 George W announced they had "found" Iraq's WMDs. It took until September 2004 to admit that never actually happened. He also admitted that Saddam Hussein had nothing to do with September 11th but held on to linking Saddam with Al Qaeda.
It took until April 29, 2007 for his administration to admit on 60 minutes that there was never any truth to that one either.
So somewhere between 1 and 10 days vs 4-plus years. Four dead vs. 4,808 dead.
The country was outraged when there was cause to be outraged. The GOP lost a lot of seats and the presidency.
Why isn't there more outrage about Libya? Because most of the country has seen these clowns before and is getting a wee bit tired of the pearl clutching and vapors.
I have to wonder if Thomas Sowell ever met Dick Cheney or Donald Rumsfeld.
It is an interesting narrative that the party leadership is trying to build.
If the current government really was Scary, Evil, and Up To No Good the Republicans would only be one faux-lesbian bondage strip club and a Jeff Gannon(1) away from the credibility needed to set the country right again.
(1) GOPUSA's best White House correspondent. Ever.
Congress's priorities are pretty clear.
It only took 24 hours to let the FAA tap $253 million to cut wait times at airports.
Eight months (and three hearings) after the Libya attack how much more money does the State Department have?
Minus $400 million, as it turns out.
Well done, Congress!
I do think the hearings are getting exactly the coverage they deserve. SNL had a good opening sketch and the Borowitz Report has managed three columns.
I will concede - no one does comedy like Fox.
Not so much, really.
The down-side of singing lullabies to the base is that in the past two elections - that has actually moved people away from voting Republican.
So my advice - sing it loud! sing it strong!