Dick Morris has given the kiss of death to Rick Perry by declaring that Perry can make a comeback. Even if Perry wasn't currently under investigation by a Texas grand jury, that would still be enough to end any presidential aspirations the Texas Governor might have.
Rep. Steven Horsford, the Democrat who represents the area around Cliven Bundy's ranch, has released a letter to local law enforcement about reports that Bundy's militia is setting up armed checkpoints. If this is the case, then it's soon going to be time for the feds to go in and start disarming these wannabe soldiers. Perhaps it's also a reason why the right was so quick to distance themselves from Bundy over a couple of racist comments that echoed Phil Robertson, a man the right supported.
Mitch McConnell could very well be one of the upsets the GOP faces this November and now even members of his own party are refusing to back him.
JD Winteregg, a Tea Partier running against John Boehner in the primary next week has lost his job as an adjunct professor at a Christian college in Ohio. Apparently the school doesn't think his ad claiming Boehner has "Electile Dysfunction". Of course this puts the right in an interesting position. They stood behind Phil Robertson when A&E suspended him over comments made in an interview. They blasted the LGBT community for their boycott of Mozilla over the hiring of Eich as CEO, a man who donated to the anti-prop 8 measure. So will they go after a Christian school for firing a person for an ad he made on his own time?
Yesterday the right exploded that Donald Sterling was a Democrat. Their evidence? An article that said he donated to Grey Davis and Bill Bradley. Well the Bill Bradley one was wrong. That Donald Sterling was a junior that lived in Portland, Or. The Davis one was right, but I didn't feel that makes Sterling a Democrat. Business owners give to gubernatorial candidates in their state all the time. It's part of the campaign finance machine. But that didn't stop Drudge and the rest of the right from pushing the "Sterling is a Democrat" meme all day yesterday.
Well here we are, on a new day, and one that will again be leaving the right look like idiots. It turns out that Sterling is and has been a registered Republican since 1998. Has the right gone through and corrected the record though? Hell no. Drudge just deletes the link and the right wing blogs keep pushing their lie as is. Pretty irresponsible coming from the party of "personal responsibility".
Following Sarah Palin's NRA speech yesterday, in which she compared torture to baptism, the right has now shunned their once darling. Rod Dreher at the American Conservative calls the speech "awful", then Patrick Brennan at the National Review is going after her for comparing water boarding to baptism, saying a Christian like Palin should know better. What's most interesting about this is that The American Conservative and National Review Online both have a long history of supporting torture. Sounds like this is becoming a Cliven Bundy type deal, where they are just looking for a reason to shun crazies they used to support.
Rep. Michael Grimm has surrendered himself to federal officials, on the heals of federal indictments being handed down.
Mission accomplished Georgia! Your new "guns everywhere" law is working. I mean how dare some kids think they can enjoy a nice day at the park, without the fear of someone walking around with a gun. That will learn those pesky brats.
Rep. Michael Grimm (R-NY) made fame earlier this year when he threatened to throw a reporter off the balcony of the House. The reasoning for the violent outburst was because of questions the reporter asked about a federal probe into Grimm's campaign finances. Well now the feds have just thrown him off the balcony, by indicting him on charges related to campaign finances. Of course Grimm is taking the usual Republican defense of "it's a political attack". Yeah, because all Republicans are so innocent.
(UPDATE: The indictment hasn't actually come out yet, but Grimm's attorneys have said it is coming)
The RNC communications director is upset that his party has been lumped in with Bundy. Funny that I don't remember the media pushing Republicans to praise Bundy or fly out there to stand by his side. Of course maybe the whole identity politics thing really isn't that great. And perhaps the RNC should think twice before they jump into the identity attacks.
Racist rancher, Cliven Bundy, the now former hero of the right, has again doubled-down on his racist comments, blaming MLK for people being offended by what he spewed. Apparently the man has no sense of personal responsibility. He has used land that is not his to feed his cattle and fatten his wallet. Now he blames the greatest civil rights hero of our nation's history for him making racist comments. Perhaps the right will find a way to rebrand him and run him for President.
After weeks of non-stop Bundy coverage, Fox News has gone totally silent on the Nevada Rancher following his very racist remarks. I like to think that Fox really isn't that shallow, and instead will be presenting a new angle to the story tonight.
Cliven Bundy wonders if blacks weren't better off as slaves and has some other opinions of "the negro". In a time when the GOP is trying to rebrand themselves and lose their racist image, this has now lead to them distancing themselves from Bundy.