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.
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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.
Rather than simply repeat the one-off poll-watcher fiascos that have turned off so many Houston voters in minority neighborhoods like Kashmere Gardens, Moody Park and Sunnyside, King Street Patriots are playing the long game.
In November, even as Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott was threatening to string up international election observers if they got too close to the polls in Texas, Abbott’s staff was preparing a report that throws a bucket of water (fluoridated, I’m sure) on the whole 10th Amendment/Agenda 21/state sovereignty business that now consumes Texas Republicans.