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Victory Tea Party

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Mitch McConnell stomped his Tea Party primary opponent on Tuesday. The Daily Beast says the Tea Party is “losing battles but winning the war” by pulling establishment Republicans their way.

FBI and IRS Tea Party

140116-irs-fbi-tea-partyBack in June a House committee wanted answers about IRS efforts to indimidate and silence Tea Party Groups. Lois Lerner, the IRS Director of Exempt Organizations  took the fifth. There was very little Tea Party involvement in the campaign 2012 campaign. President Obama was re-elected.

The FBI has now declared “no harm no foul”, as Dan Henninger puts it.

Thus, two of the most powerful public institutions in the U.S.—the FBI and the IRS—have concluded no harm, no foul, and the memory hole swallows the Obama administration’s successful kneecapping of the GOP’s most active members just as they prepared to participate in the 2012 presidential campaign. Many—ruined or terrified by the IRS probes—shut down. Mr. Obama won.

Tea Party and Donkey Tracks

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President Obama focused blame on Republican responsibility for refusing to raise the ceiling on irresponsible spending. The Tea Party made a brave stand but in the end got stomped.

Update:

I like cartoons that work without words – other than the ones on the flag in this case. Also, I think it’s funnier when a cartoon implies an event that has already happened and the reader gets the punchline when he or she recognizes it.

 

Colorado Shooting Jokers


Funny editorial cartoon about Colorado theater shooting by Chip Bok shows ABC News reporter Brian Ross asking the Joker when he joined the Tea Party
ABC news had to apologize for a Brian Ross report that James Holmes, the Colorado shooting suspect, might be a member of the Tea Party. (Read more about the ABC News Colorado shooting apology.)

Tea Partiers are mostly middle aged conservatives who believe in the constitution and clean up their own messes, but their fiendish foes continue to portray them as violent radicals.

Here’s a John Kass column from the Chicago Tribune about political bias and the Colorado Massacre.

Right-Wing Extremist

The NYT reports that the Obama campaign wants to define Romney as a “right-wing extremist”. Could be extremism is no vice when “The Flipper” is accused of it by Democrats.