Colbert’s Right: Palin Does Know of What She Speaks

You can trust Sarah Palin on impeachment because she is an expert on leaving office in the middle of a term.

– Stephen Colbert, satirically agreeing with Palin’s calls to impeach Pres. Obama.

Let’s Do Math! Republicans, Please Grab a Pencil

The Obama family is on vacation. That means it’s time for Republicans and tea partiers to take a break from obstructing legislation, nomination approvals, and any other work in Congress (including suing the president for taking appropriate executive action to counter their inaction) to express ginned-up outrage that the people’s business won’t be done if [...]

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.

Participation, Not Raw Numbers, Give Tea Party Power

21%

Of Americans now say they support the Tea Party movement, but public support isn’t what gives the Tea Party its influence, says Allison Kopicki. “Interest in the 2014 election runs high among Tea Party supporters … 81% of voters who support the Tea Party say they will definitely vote in the 2014 election, compared with 67% of voters who don’t support the Tea Party.”

Contrary to GOP/Tea Party Spin, Pres. Obama Has Issued Fewer Than 200 Executive Orders – Bush, Who Had a ‘Rubberstamp Congress,’ Issued 291
Here are the actual numbers of executive orders Issued by all presidents since 1901

In a gambit to lay the groundwork for impeachment, the GOP leadership has announced plans to sue Pres. Obama on grounds that he has abused his authority by issuing executive orders to implement policies. In their single terms in office, Republican presidents Theodore Roosevelt issued 1,081 EOs, Calvin Coolidge issued 1,203 orders and Herbert Hoover [...]

Tea Party Out of Step with Rest of Nation

39%

Of Tea Party Republicans think that concern about global warming is unwarranted, while just 13% of all Americans and 7% of non-Tea Party Republicans believe that, reports First Read.

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: