Archive for July 2011 – Page 2

Tea for one


Ruh-roh, despite what he may think, Religious Rick may not have the tea bagger vote wrapped up. The Houston Chronicle is reporting that Michele Bachmann, who chairs the Congressional Tea Party Caucus, Ron Paul, Herman Cain and even Sarah Palin are giving him a run for his corporate money.


Although Perry's poll numbers have been rising, "the most recent ABC News/Washington Post poll still places Perry fifth among tea party Republicans nationwide with 12 percent support, about half the level of Bachmann, who was the favorite of 23 percent."

Ever give a tea party and nobody showed?



"We're gonna get a bad deal here no matter what happens."


On MSNBC just now, Rep. Jim McDermott (D-WA) said he "doubts" he'll vote for the debt ceiling bill... "We're gonna get a bad deal here no matter what happens."

I missed this, but was told he called the GOPers "teabaggers", and for that alone he earns this:

Rep. Raul Grijalva's and Sen. Bernie Sanders' statements here.


Herman Cain wins Denver straw poll


The crazies are winning, the crazies are winning! Ring those bells! Send those warning shots!

(CNN) - Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain won the Western Conservative Summit 2011 Denver Presidential Straw Poll Sunday, 35 points ahead of second-place finisher Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who has yet to announce a bid for the White House.

He got 48 percent of the vote. Forty. Eight. Percent.

Rick Perry, who isn't running yet: 13%

Willard M. Romney and Rick Santorum: 10%

Michele Bachmann: 9%

John Bolton, who isn't running yet: 4%


PhotOh! Your "librul media" at work


Brad Friedman of the excellent site The Brad Blog just tweeted the following:

Good catch, and yet another reminder that the so-called "librul media" are anything but.

And speaking of the Progressive Caucus...