The Uneasy Marriage Between Tea Partiers and the GOP
January 14, 2010
Recent polls show their movement is thought of more favorably by Americans than either the Democratic or Republican Parties. Political independents are said to be attracted more each day. Progressive dissenters against the “pro-corporate” policies of the Obama administration pine for alliances with them. But at the same time, Republican politicians constantly ape their rhetoric and seek to deploy them against their Democratic, and sometimes intraparty, enemies. So the question persists: Is the Tea Party Movement an independent “third force” in American politics?
The Wages Of Idiocy
October 21, 2008
I don't often watch the cable shout shows, so I realize I'm coming to this rather late, but this interview Chris Matthews did with Minnesota GOP Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann--in which she held forth on Barack Obama's "anti-American views"--really has to be seen to be believed. My favorite part might be when (at about the 1:40 mark) Matthews notes that Sarah Palin said something similar, and Bachmann just lights up--as if being compared to Palin is the best thing that's happened to her all day.