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Ebolanomics is the title of this article from the New Yorker.
A few days ago, the Michigan State Senate held an “emergency” one-day session. You know, the Rust Belt's unemployment rate is through the stratosphere, Detroit is pretty much on fire, etc. Except, the Michigan Senate only voted on one issue, which is apparently much more urgent.
A euphemistically named organization called Save Crystal River is trying to force the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to remove all protections for manatees. Because property rights.
The online hacktivist group Anonymous says they have the name of the Ferguson, MO police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown. As you'd expect, the Ferguson police department is claiming Anonymous has the wrong name (what else would they say?).
Mississippi Tea Party chairman Roy Nicholson opened a recent meeting with the following prayer:
“We ask for your blessing upon the conservatives in this state, that they might stand strong and firm. Father, we even ask for you to bless our enemies, and Lord they are truly our enemies that head the Republican Party and the whole political establishment.
We’re asking, Father, for two things. We’re asking, Father, that you would expose them, set division amongst them, set them one against another, bring confusion and fear into their camp, into their thinking, for the purpose of pulling them down, for casting them down out of their high offices and reducing them, Lord, to having no power in this state.
“So, Lord, that you might raise up and seek the righteous in the positions of power that this state might once more be a state that honors you in all that it does.”
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I still hope (that's putting it mildly) that the Democrats keep the Senate this November. But in case the unthinkable should happen, this article — Why the GOP should tank the midterms — provides a silver lining.
This should terrify Republicans. Look into Speaker John Boehner's exasperated eyes and think about how much he has suffered the last two years trying to contain his tea–crazy Republican caucus. Now double it. Then add an extra dose of Sens. Ted Cruz and Rand Paul. And then take away the ability to blame Harry Reid for the failure to get any Republican bills passed in the Senate.Something to look forward to — IF the unthinkable happens.
Add it all up, and what you get is not a glorious triumph of a unified army on an unstoppable march to the White House, but an expansion of the GOP civil war into a two-front bicameral battle...
What can Boehner and his Senate counterpart possibly propose to position the party for a general election in 2016 that won't be mocked and blocked by the Tea Party?
Shouldn't be funny, but...