Sophie’s Choice, in Reverse

This is part of Florida’s long, proud of history of only embarrassing itself when we’re sure everyone else is watching.

– Scott Maxwell, columnist for the Orlando Sentinel, advising Floridians on how to survive the next two months, in which the contest for governor between incumbent Rick Scott and former Charlie Crist will feel like choosing, “between rug burn or road rash.”

Captured on Video: Why Rich Tea Partiers Make Such Bad Elected Officials

FOX 13 News If this video — from a FOX affiliate! — doesn’t explain why Florida Democrats and independents are willing to embrace the previous flip-floppin’ governor (Charlie Crist) to get rid of the current one, nothing will. Warning: Rick Scott’s countenance will haunt your sleep.

He Was Probably Hoping You’d Leave That Out

Before inheriting his family’s fortune, Scaife attended Yale University, but was expelled in his freshmen year when he rolled a beer keg down a flight of stairs and broke a classmate’s legs, according to a 1999 Washington Post article.

CNN, in what is perhaps not the way you’d want your obituary notice to end, even if you weren’t conservative think tank money source billionaire Richard Mellon Scaife.

Tancredo Says He Would Have Toasted Cantor’s Defeat

If I were a drinking man, I’d have been drunk last night. I’d have been celebrating like crazy.

— Former Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-CO), quoted by KDVR, on Rep. Eric Cantor’s (R-VA) defeat in a GOP primary.

Why Virginia Democrats Need to Get Out the Vote This Fall in District 7

If you thought U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor’s views on the budget and other matters were bad, take a look at the guy Virginia Republicans in House District 7 chose instead. Mother Jones provides these nuggets about Randolph-Macon College (student population: 1,300) economics professor and tea party candidate David Brat. It’s hard to imagine Brat denouncing […]

The Cat Video That Sums Up the Cantor Upset

If you don’t follow Buzzfeed’s Andrew Kaczynski on Twitter, then you probably missed this. Andrew Kaczynski @BuzzFeedAndrew The Cantor campaign:

Boehner: Tea Party, Conservative Republicans Not that Different

I think the tea party has brought great energy to our political process. You get in these primary elections — they are hard-fought battles and sometimes — listen, there is not that much, not that big a difference between what you call the tea party and your average conservative Republican.

— House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), asserting the tea party and conservative Republicans are basically the same, CNN reports.

Democrats Still Seen More Favorably than Republicans

44%

Of Americans see the Democratic Party more favorably than the Republican Party (34%), but both parties are “upside down” in net favorability, according to Gallup.

Republicans Never Saw This Coming: Sen. Kay Hagan Owns Her Support for Obamacare

You know what’s at stake. Only six wins this fall for Republicans leaves them to rule the Senate. If that happens, House-passed bills outlawing contraception and abortion, promoting guns, and cutting food stamps even for children will be the law of the land. And those 50 votes to defund and rescind Obamacare? Done deal. That’s […]

Odds Are, Even if You’re a Democrat, You Agree with Former First Lady Barbara Bush on This One Thing

For all the media attention bestowed upon the younger son of Pres. George H.W. Bush, most of us agree with his mom. A new poll shows we don’t want Jeb Bush to run for president in 2016. The WSJ/NBC poll asked Americans if they agree with a statement by former First Lady Barbara Bush…In January, […]