How the Republican – Teaparty operates

An Indiana prosecutor said one of his deputies resigned Thursday after admitting he sent an email to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker suggesting Walker fake an attack on himself to discredit the unions protesting his plans. — Oliver Willis: “the sin here for the right is not the plan for a fake attack, but getting caught.”


Oct 24 2008

Racist?! How dare you!

Congressional candidate Jack Davis said in a Republican Party endorsement meeting that Latino farmworkers should be deported and that inner-city African-Americans should be bused to farms to pick crops.

Good thing Ron Schiller of NPR resigned for being caught on video labeling the Tea Party as racist.

McCrystal resignation: ‘Quit before you fail’ strategy?


John Cole:

It seems Col. Kurtz and his crew have lost their damned minds:

…The profile of McChrystal, , titled the “Runaway General,” also raises fresh questions about the judgment and leadership style of the commander Obama appointed last year in an effort to turn around a worsening conflict.

Apparently the list of people trashed include Biden, Eikenberry, and Jones. You have to question Mcchrystal’s judgment about everything after this nonsense, and I would bet Gates is doing a slow burn in his office right now. I think Laura Rozen might be on to something here:

One early thought: does he want to get fired for insubordination before his strategy is shown to fail?

Afghanistan, Barack Obama, General McChrystal, Joe Biden, Rolling Stone


Run away, General! UPDATE

He did!

[Updated at 4:41 p.m.] Gen. Stanley McChrystal has submitted his resignation, Time magazine’s Joe Klein told CNN, citing an unnamed source. CNN is working to confirm Klein’s information.

Afghanistan, Barack Obama, General McChrystal, Joe Biden, Rolling Stone