(Florida Congressman Trey Radel and) rising Tea Party star was caught in a coke bust. Apparently he forgot the part of the Tea Party story where you dump the product in the harbor before the cops show up.
Personally, I hated to lose a Congressman who was so fiscally conservative that I’m sure he snorted his blow through a one dollar bill. And so committed to family values, folks, that he actually voted to drug test people who received food stamps. He’s not a hypocrite, because he doesn’t get food stamps from the government.
Just his paycheck.
STEPHEN COLBERT, The Colbert Report (via inothernews)
Trey must’ve known the food stamp criticism was coming, because during a press conference that was held after the Colbert taping, he announced a leave of absence—and that he was donating his salary to charity until he came back.
You know that we can hear you, right?Daily Show correspondent Aasif Mandvi • Speaking, visibly shocked, to Buncombe County, North Carolina GOP party official Don Yelton, who said a number of extremely racist things during an interview with Mandvi about the state’s voter ID law, as well as this shocking admission of the law’s intention: “The law is going to kick the Democrats In the butt.” He was forced to resign today, because, seriously, what the hell?
Number of defections from the GOP caused directly by the shutdown: At least one—Texas judge Carlo Key, who plans to run for re-election as a Democrat. Key also cites the party’s social issues.
The president’s actions and attitude over the past couple of weeks have certainly poisoned the well and made it harder to work together on any issue.A GOP leadership aide • Discussing the chances of the party being willing to work with Democrats on anything—including immigration, which is what led to this response. While many believe comprehensive immigration reform—which passed the Senate painlessly this summer—could survive in the House, the problem is that it would pass via a bipartisan majority, something which John Boehner has gone out of his way to avoid as speaker.
I did a projection of what a new third, Tea Party could do to the 2016 electoral map.
Nice map, Philip:
How to turn a map blue: Kill the RINO once and for all and admit that RINOs were on the far end of the spectrum, not the near.
We stand a good chance of defaulting.U.S. President Obama says on the government shutdown and debt ceiling negotiations between Democrat and Republican parties.