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‘Lordy I Hope There Are Tapes’

“Lordy, I hope there are tapes” of Trump talks.

— Former FBI Director James Comey, answering questions from Senate Intelligence Committee Member Dianne Feinstein on his hopes that here are tapes of his Oval Office conversations with President Donald Trump, reports Bloomberg.

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After Constitutional ‘Lecture,’ Sen. Feinstein Cuts Tea Party Sen. Ted Cruz Down to Size – More of This, Please

After this exchange with California Sen. Dianne Feinstein, chair of the Judiciary Committee, during a hearing on the assault weapons ban, Sen. Ted Cruz — the exhumation of Tailgunner Joe McCarthy — is now a “bloody corpse,” says P.M. Carpenter:

Every so often in politics, but not often enough, a spine-tingling moment of brutal clarity comes along that wipes from dulled memories all the preceding banalities of inauthentic civility and re-renders the profession a stirring and noble one. Today, Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s righteous takedown of that idiot Ted Cruz was one of those moments…

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In Upset, Tea Party Birther Queen Orly Taitz Is Trounced in Bid to Unseat California Sen. Dianne Feinstein

One disappointing result for Democrats from Tuesday’s California primary is that they will be denied the spectacle of having an even bigger tea party bozo on the ballot for U.S. Senate this fall than the bozos in the 2008 Senate races, Sharron “Second Amendment Remedies” Angle in Nevada and Christine “I am Not a Witch” O’Donnell in Delaware.

One possible reason for her change in fortunes is that Taitz, who has made her name demanding that Pres. Obama release his birth records, made news on the day before the election because she had failed to submit her campaign finance records.

Tea party birther queen Orly Taitz had been the odds-on favorite to take on the incumbent, Sen. Dianne Feinstein in the fall. But Taitz came in a disappointing fifth on the ballot, with just 3.1 percent or 113,563 votes.

There was no Republican elected official, high-ranking party member or GOP establishment candidate in the race. Instead, Feinstein will run against a political unknown, Danville autism activist Elizabeth Emken, in November.

The voting on Tuesday was the first in California’s new “jungle primary” system in which candidates’ party affiliation are not shown on the ballot. Feinstein faced 23 other candidates, 14 of whom were Republicans. The senator won 49.3 percent of the vote (1.8 million votes), while Emken received 12.5 percent (454,937 votes).

Taitz had the highest name recognition by far among the challengers. One possible reason for her change in fortunes is that Taitz, who has made her name demanding that Pres. Obama release his birth records, made news on the day before the election because she had failed to submit her campaign finance records.

What was she hiding? Possibly a poor showing in attracting donations. Records show that Taitz had been forced to lend own campaign $280,000 last month.

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Birther Queen Orly Taitz Leads in Early Polling in California’s GOP U.S. Senate Primary

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Talk about the silly season! Last month, right-wing clown Joe the Plumber won the Republican primary in Ohio’s heavily Democratic 9th Congressional District. Joe — whose real name is Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher — will run against veteran Democratic Rep. Marcy Kaptur, who has represented the district for 30 years.

Now it appears that another Republican joke, birther queen Orly Taitz, could well win the Republican primary in the California U.S. Senate race in June. She is, by far, the best best known candidate in a field of 23, including 14 Republicans, who are vying to take on Sen. Dianne Feinstein, who has served in the Senate since 1992.

Calbuzz got a quote on the matter from the poor sap saddled with the job of being chairman of the California Republican Party:

“We’re aware (Taitz) has name ID,” state GOP chair Tom Del Becarro, who’s doing all he can to boost the candidacy of little-known but party-endorsed Elizabeth Emken, told us bravely. “We think the party’s endorsement will carry the day.”

Ha! As if:

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Are Democrats Finally Getting Mad? Sen. Feinstein Unofficially Kicks off Reelection Bid with Attack on GOP-Tea Party

California Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein unofficially launched her third reelection bid at the state Democratic Party Convention in Sacramento on April 30 with a fiery (for her) speech attacking congressional Republicans. Here’s a transcript of an excerpt from the video, starting at about minute 02:20:

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