In this week’s WTF Friday: David Dewhurst really, really hates Obama; the Young Conservatives of Texas hunt immigrants; and Wayne Christian resurfaces.
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If Texas Republicans seem to have descended into madness, it’s only because they’ve succumbed to an extreme fringe that now owns the party in this state.
But the week just wouldn’t have been nearly so WTF-y without a certain blast from the past shuffling back onto the national stage. Yep, it’s Hammer time again because Tom DeLay is back, baby.
With the tea party threatening to blow up the world and election silly primary season well underway in Texas, we were knee-deep in the derp.
At a candidate forum on Monday, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst called for the impeachment of President Barack Obama, joining a number of other Republican figures in Texas who’ve flirted with charging the nation’s leader with high crimes and misdemeanors.
Texas Reps. John Carter and Sam Johnson’s exit from a bipartisan working group on immigration reform could signify a bigger problem reform’s chances in the next few months — some Republicans in Congress who represent majority-white and heavily conservative constituencies find themselves unable to compromise on this core issue.
During a public town hall in Salado, Rep. John Carter faced a barrage of criticism for his willingness to consider immigration legislation.
Before its life as a tea party bugaboo and a campaign punching bag, CSCOPE was just another program keeping Texas’ schools running.
There’s been some talk—mostly in tea sipping lawn chair circles—that Louie Gohmert may challenge incumbent Sen. John Cornyn in the March primary.
The budget debate turned out to be much less contentious than last session. Conservative veterans scolded Tea Party freshmen hoping to make more cuts.