GayPatriot » The Michele Bachmann Obsession

What he said – dittos:

Now, I’ll grant that many of her activities should draw scrutiny.  But, she has already been subject to more scrutiny than had Barack Obama at this point, indeed perhaps at any point, in the 2008 campaign.  She has her associations with some fringe social conservatives.  He has had his with some very radical leftists and sat for twenty years in a church helmed by a pastor who regularly spewed hate from the pulpit.

I think Nick’s onto something in suggesting that the media seek to focus on the social issues so as to avoid the Democrats’ failed economic policies — and to paint conservatives as fringe cranks more concerned with what people do in the privacy of their homes than as concerned taxpayers worried about a bloated, inefficient and intrusive federal government.

They want to make Mrs. Bachmann the face of the GOP — and not the Michele Bachmann who has shown a remarkable fluency on fiscal issues, but the ostensible crank who worked with someone who knows someone who praised someone else who once engaged in some truly inflammatory language.

via GayPatriot » The Michele Bachmann Obsession.

USA-Brazil about to start but … FINALLY!

Boehner grew a pair … for now.

Del. police end investigation into congressman – NewsTimes

WILMINGTON, Del. AP — A spokesman says police in Delaware have completed their investigation into Rep. Anthony Weiners online contact with a 17-year-old girl.C.R. McLeod, a spokesman for the New Castle County government, told The Associated Press on Saturday that investigators have concluded their probe and dont plan any further comment “unless something new arises that needs their attention.”

via Del. police end investigation into congressman – NewsTimes.

Holy guacamole! Pelosi calling on z’Weiner to reisgn – say it ain’t so!

Democrats increased pressure on embattled Rep. Anthony Weiner on Saturday, with a chorus of party leaders calling for his resignation.

Rep. Nancy Pelosi, the House minority leader, and Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), the chair of the Democratic National Committee, as well as Rep. Steve Israel (D-N.Y.), who heads the party’s campaign arm, virtually simultaneously said it was time for Weiner to step aside.

via Nancy Pelosi, other Democrats increase pressure on Anthony Weiner to quit – latimes.com.

Rep. Boren not running for another term

DWH tipped me on this earlier today, and Ace has some background:

Dan Boren will announce later today that he will not seek reelection in 2012, a serious blow to Democrat efforts to retake the House. Oklahoma has five seats, and this is the only one held by a Democrat. Boren, a 37 year old conservative who bucked Pelosi’s leadership, won comfortably last November with 57% of the vote. Although anyone named Boren as always been a safe bet for reelection in Oklahoma–his father, David Boren, served as governor and senator–the southeastern Oklahoma district, “Little Dixie,” is not safe and went for John McCain by a 2-1 margin in 2008.

via Ace of Spades HQ.

RS McCain is straight buttah…

This is the part of the blog post where normally I’d include some snarky comment about why Meghan [McCain’s] dating life is really so bad.

However, recent events have caused me to reconsider my ill-advised penchant for juvenile humor. For example, it would be wrong to make fun of Meghan by suggesting that maybe she shouldn’t date guys she meets at the pharmacy while picking up her Valtrex prescription.

via Comedy Gold: Meghan McCain Blames Her Lousy Dating Life on Sarah Palin : The Other McCain.

Inforama: Fred-6’s Birth Certificate

As the issue is no longer useful and was starting to do some damage, Fred-6 finally released his birth certificate. Now, how ’bout dem grades?