Republican crack-up continues

Hee! Erick Erickson, a prominent jerk conservative blogger, just announced he’d work to elect Speaker Boehner’s and Senate Minority Leader McConnell’s primary opponents because he thinks they’re not fighting the ACA strongly enough. “Republican leaders in Washington, DC are signaling they will cave on the fight against Obamacare,” Erickson wrote. “GOP Leaders, by caving, are …

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Aussie conservatives like American ones

Tony Abbott, the Liberal-National Party candidate (that’s the equivalent of the Tories in the UK and the Republicans in the US) for the Prime Minister’s job in the Australian election recently said: There’s almost nothing wrong with Australia right now that wouldn’t be improved by a change of government. We will scrap the carbon tax, …

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Imagine that. The IRS was right, at least sometimes.

After milking the word “scandal” for about as much as it could, one of the Big Media companies sent reporters out to look at what those aggrieved Tea Party groups trying to get tax-exempt status actually did. Surprise! They engaged in politics, not social welfare! Representatives of these organizations have cried foul in recent weeks …

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Hawai’i has a new Senator-designate

The senior Senate position left open after Senator Inouye’s death last week has been filled, or will be when he’s sworn in. The State Democratic Party winnowed its lengthy list of applicants for the job down to three and submitted all three names to Governor Neil Abercrombie today. He promptly named Lt. Governor Brian Schatz …

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