Benghazi Email Dump
Last night, the White House dumped 100 pages of emails related to the Benghazi talking points. A few things. First of all, how hard was that? Congress has been begging for these emails for months and they suddenly show up now? This leads to my second point, which is that I believe they were dumped yesterday in order to distract us from this IRS scandal. Keep in mind that the emails were released to the public just one hour before Obama addressed the nation and announced the resignation of the acting IRS commissioner. This was designed perfectly to distract. And finally, are these even all the emails we need to see? It's clear that there is still A LOT of information that we don't have. For example...(more)
Rove Trys To Save The GOP From Itself
Karl Rove joined Sean via the NewsMaker Hotline to discuss his recent effort to destory the Tea Party effort. The newly-formed Conservative Victory Project, a branch of Rove's American Crossroads super PAC, is designed to push money into local congressional primaries and prevent Tea Party-endorsed candidates from wining Senate nominations. According to Tom McKay, writing for PolicyMic.com, the rift between Tea Party insurgent candidacies and the national Republican establishment is becoming a huge liability to their overall national strategy. Tea Party opposition hindered House Speaker John Boehner's (R-Ohio) plan to offer a GOP alternative to the widely disliked fiscal cliff compromise. More recently, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) has proposed an immigration reform package that will force Congressional Republicans to fight what appears to be the party's only current success at bipartisan initiatives or face a Tea Party challenger in the next election cycle. For more please click here.
IRS Scandal Far From Over
In an attempt to stop the bleeding a do damage control, yesterday the Anointed One announced the resignation of acting IRS commissioner Steven Miller, who was are already going to step down anyway. In other words, Obama did the minimum in order to try and please the drive-bys. While he claimed in his statement late yesterday that those responsible would be held accountable and changes would be made to ensure that this never happens again ... gee, that sounds familiar. Where have I heard that before?...(more)