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Tea Party largely frozen out of GOP transition team

By | 11.08.10 | 4:50 pm

The plot lines in the battle for control of the soul of the Republican Party just got thicker today with the announcement by transition chair Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.) of the members of his transition team. Not only did Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) not make the cut while her competitor More…

If Only Hypocrisy Were a Crime…

By | 02.09.10 | 11:57 am

A great piece in The Washington Times today reveals a remarkable degree of hypocrisy from some GOP critics of last year’s $787 billion economic stimulus bill.

More than a dozen Republican lawmakers, while denouncing the stimulus to the media and their constituents, privately sent letters to just one


Regrets? Jim DeMint Has a Few

By | 12.03.09 | 1:40 pm

I mentioned in my story about last night’s premiere of “Tea Party: The Documentary Film” that Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) expressed some regrets about not shouting  something during the president’s speech to a joint session of Congress. After the jump, there’s video of DeMint’s remarks.

‘You Lie’: Special Senior Citizens Edition

By | 12.03.09 | 12:50 pm

From last night’s premiere of “Tea Party: The Documentary Film,” here’s Jim Martin of the 60 Plus Association — an industry-funded group bankrolling ads to turn senior citizens against the Democratic health care reform bills — having a friendly chat with Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.). Martin on the left, Wilson More…

No Love for Bernanke

By | 12.03.09 | 10:31 am

Last night, Dave showed that the looming hold on Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is no partisan matter, with Rep. Joe “You Lie” Wilson (R-S.C.) and former House Majority Leader Dick Armey (R-Texas) also supporting the procedural move by the liberal Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). But More…

Republicans Pay Tribute at ‘Tea Party’ Movie Premiere

By | 12.03.09 | 10:08 am

Getting into Wednesday’s Washington, D.C., premiere of “Tea Party: The Documentary Film” meant walking through a steady rain into the Ronald Reagan building, a sprawling downtown trade and convention center where the economic conservative group FreedomWorks, which helped organize a number of Tea Party protests, had rented a foyer and More…

Armey, Wilson Back Senate Hold on Bernanke

By | 12.02.09 | 11:59 pm

At tonight’s reception celebrating “Tea Party: The Documentary Film,” I asked Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) and FreedomWorks Chairman Dick Armey about the news that Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) may put a hold on the nomination of Ben Bernanke for a second term at the Federal Reserve.

“I actually respect More…

Tea Party: The Rap

By | 11.25.09 | 3:17 pm

It’s one of the year’s slower news days, a perfect time for this rap from Hi Caliber. The best line, in my opinion:

The population of the march was over a million
and I have a new hero, his name is Joe Wilson.

Video after the jump.

NRCC Pushes Alan Grayson ‘Controversy’

By | 09.30.09 | 11:20 am

One week after Marin Cogan wrote a spot-on profile of Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.), the punchy freshman Democrat fulfilled her prediction that he would be “the first member to bring the blogosphere’s in-your-face style to Capitol Hill.” He gave a short floor speech on health care where he More…

Mitt Romney to Joe Wilson-Inspired Heckler: ‘I Approve That Comment!’

By | 09.19.09 | 12:00 pm

Former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-Mass.)’s Free and Strong America PAC put his speech to Values Voters online before he began speaking: the whole thing is here. But there was some back-and-forth that isn’t in that transcript.

“Candidate Obama promised not to raise taxes—’by one dime’—on people making less than More…