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?
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.
The American people don’t want a government shutdown, and they don’t want Obamacare. We will do our job and send this bill over, and then it’s up to the Senate to pass it and stop a government shutdown.House Republican leaders • Standing their ground on this whole stupidity that’s going to force the government to shut down next week. Pretty sure the American people don’t want conditions on the basic functioning of the government, either.
There is no post-Civil War precedent for what the House GOP is doing now.James Fallows (via theatlantic)
This has been one of the strangest weeks I’ve ever had in Washington. As soon as we listed Ted Cruz as our featured guest this week, I got unsolicited research and questions, not from Democrats but from top Republicans, to hammer Cruz.Fox News’ Chris Wallace says that Ted Cruz’ own GOP colleagues are trying to throw Cruz under the bus with opposition research—due to Cruz’s push to try to kill the Affordable Care Act.