New MSNBC theory: Maybe the IRS commissioner appointed by Bush targeted tea partiers because they’re a threat to the GOP

posted at 6:41 pm on May 20, 2013 by Allahpundit

Fun from MSNBC’s early afternoon “news” bloc of programming via Noah Rothman. The logic is ironclad and inexorable: Doug Shulman, appointed IRS commissioner by Bush in March 2008, was so fiercely loyal to his Beltway Republican masters that he decided to risk his career to kneecap conservative insurgents’ nonprofits in 2010 … even though Bush had left office more than a year before and the GOP establishment he represented was widely loathed by pretty much everyone in America. Oh, and even though (again per Rothman) Shulman himself has donated to the DNC in the past. Say it with me, guys: This. Is. A. Republican. Scandal.

In the same spirit of half-assed spitballing/“news,” how’s this for an alternate theory: Shulman tacitly approved of the tea-party targeting because he was eager to prove himself a loyal soldier to a new Democratic administration that might have been suspicious of his Bush pedigree. After hearing tea partiers impugned a thousand times by Dem officials and liberal media outlets — none more so than MSNBC — maybe he got it in his head that singling out these right-wing would-be domestic terrorists was the patriotic (and career-furthering) thing to do. Slightly more plausible, yes? As theories go, I’d say it’s 51-percent-assed. Soon we’ll get to hear Shulman’s side of it when he’s inevitably subpoenaed by Darrell Issa’s committee. And, almost as inevitably, his testimony won’t be carried live by MSNBC.

Update: How embarrassing is this? Dude:


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I wish stupidity would hurt at MSNBC.

Are the owners over there not ashamed?

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OT – why would this take months to find out?

Schadenfreude on May 20, 2013 at 6:43 PM

Except Doug Schulman is a Democrat. I guess we were not suppose to remember that.

pat on May 20, 2013 at 6:45 PM

David Shuster @DavidShuster
.@SimonTemplarPV Yes he did. It’s absurd. Frustrating to see @msnbc go from “the place for politics” to a place for utter ignorance.1:24 PM – 20 May 2013

He forgot the “g” gutter ignorance.

VegasRick on May 20, 2013 at 6:45 PM

If I were reporters I’d be worried about the DOJ calling James Rosen a “CO-CONSPIRATOR” for doing his job.

oh, I forgot these clowns on MSNBC are just Obama mouthpieces. Sorry my bad.

PappyD61 on May 20, 2013 at 6:46 PM

Why are we constantly reminded by the left not to politicize this while they are constantly politicizing it? Good flipping grief.

hillsoftx on May 20, 2013 at 6:47 PM

Serious palatte cleanser here.

Worth the click.

http://gma.yahoo.com/blogs/abc-blogs/meet-cronut-croissant-donut-hybrid-takes-pastry-world-201923707.html?vp=1

and soon to be banned under ObamaCare (except at the White House of course).

PappyD61 on May 20, 2013 at 6:47 PM

It is so absurd that even David Shuster is not taking it well.

ojfltx on May 20, 2013 at 6:49 PM

You know, smooth out the left-wing dogma regarding the Tea Party and MSNBC might be onto something here!

HitNRun on May 20, 2013 at 6:49 PM

Even if true it is no less serious.

myiq2xu on May 20, 2013 at 6:49 PM

Except Doug Schulman is a Democrat. I guess we were not suppose to remember that.

pat on May 20, 2013 at 6:45 PM

This talking point started at Mother Jones.

Media Matters doesn’t agree.

tetriskid on May 20, 2013 at 6:50 PM

What metal alloy that can be made into a hat signifies lunacy even more than tinfoil?

jon1979 on May 20, 2013 at 6:50 PM

So its Bush’s fault again? Jeez, when will they ever stop? Bush was a mediocre Preezy, but far better than TOTUS.

tommy71 on May 20, 2013 at 6:51 PM

Stupidity bred of desperation.

petefrt on May 20, 2013 at 6:51 PM

wait, so the IRS commish who started this tea party targeting was originally appointed by bush?

nonpartisan on May 20, 2013 at 6:51 PM

Well, while this scenario is obviously utter BS…

It does touch on a sad truth.

LegendHasIt on May 20, 2013 at 6:52 PM

heh! blue on blue

ted c on May 20, 2013 at 6:54 PM

Except Doug Schulman is a Democrat. I guess we were not suppose to remember that.

pat on May 20, 2013 at 6:45 PM

Schulman is a double/triple secret agent that is on a double/triple mission to discredit/credit the dims/Rep/Rep/dims party so both will be put on double secret probation or not and then no one/everybody will know exactly or not what happened or maybe did not happen while exposing/hiding all of the facts or lies as it were. thomas robot.

Or maybe he is just a scumbag dimbocrap.

VegasRick on May 20, 2013 at 6:54 PM

It’s clear the Left are in full panick mode; they clearly see that a failed and discredited Obama presidency could hurt their party and Leftist agenda for many years to come. They don’t know what to do, report the news or start covering for him.

Tater Salad on May 20, 2013 at 6:55 PM

Doug Schulman

Actually he did it at the behest of his Jewish masters. Remember, it’s always the Joooooooos!

rbj on May 20, 2013 at 6:56 PM

OT – why would this take months to find out?

Schadenfreude on May 20, 2013 at 6:43 PM

Saw this earlier and wondered the same thing. Leased Navy ship yet no Navy or Coast Guard involvement in the exercise? Who’s driving the ship?

Maybe they have learned to come up with better talking points before releasing information.

CTSherman on May 20, 2013 at 6:57 PM

What metal alloy that can be made into a hat signifies lunacy even more than tinfoil?
jon1979 on May 20, 2013 at 6:50 PM

I dunno, but lead is better at blocking radiation rays than aluminum foil (tin foil is too expensive and delicate to make a decent hat)

And a copper or bronze screen is better at blocking radio and other electromagnetic rays.

My personal conspiracy blocking hat is two layers each of lead foil and copper screen. Even that doesn’t work when they focus the rays directly on me. I have a full body suit of the same materials, but it is too heavy and uncomfortable to wear regularly.

LegendHasIt on May 20, 2013 at 6:57 PM

I don’t know about you, but I ALWAYS go to a d-cRAT stooge / puppet in the socialist media to learn about the Tea Party, Fox News, the conservative movement, Christianity, Republicans, the US Constitution, patriotism, self-reliance, American values and every other matter of importance. Where else can you get such hilarious, side-splitting, incredibly stupid, nonsensical, inane garbage that even a five year old wouldn’t believe? – (but a low-information/no-information/OBOZO-supporting moron would ! )

TeaPartyNation on May 20, 2013 at 6:58 PM

Does this country even have a president?
No seriously…

Electrongod on May 20, 2013 at 6:59 PM

It’s clear the Left are in full panick mode; they clearly see that a failed and discredited Obama presidency could hurt their party and Leftist agenda for many years to come. They don’t know what to do, report the news or start covering for him.

Tater Salad on May 20, 2013 at 6:55 PM

Yeah desperation, panic and the growing knowledge that all his BS caught up with him.

dogsoldier on May 20, 2013 at 6:59 PM

MSNBC – going where no moron has dared to go before.

VorDaj on May 20, 2013 at 6:59 PM

Does this country even have a president?
No seriously…

Electrongod on May 20, 2013 at 6:59 PM

Yeah, her name is Valerie.

dogsoldier on May 20, 2013 at 6:59 PM

Let this be a lesson to all future Republican presidents: Never trust a Democrat, never appoint one to anything in your Administration, and fire those left over from any previous Democrat one.

Liam on May 20, 2013 at 7:00 PM

MSNBC

This is what insane people look like in real time.

Bruno Strozek on May 20, 2013 at 7:00 PM

It’s all Bushes fault

gerrym51 on May 20, 2013 at 7:01 PM

Does this country even have a president?
No seriously…

Electrongod on May 20, 2013 at 6:59 PM

We have a cross between Hitler and Bozo the Clown and Sgt. Schultz.

VorDaj on May 20, 2013 at 7:01 PM

wait, so the IRS commish who started this tea party targeting is a dimbocrap ? was originally appointed by bush?

partisan on May 20, 2013 at 6:51 PM

FTFY

VegasRick on May 20, 2013 at 7:01 PM

wait, so the IRS commish who started this tea party targeting was originally appointed by bush?

nonpartisaned on May 20, 2013 at 6:51 PM

Yeh Bush was a Tea Partier.

CW on May 20, 2013 at 7:01 PM

wait, so the IRS commish who started this tea party targeting was originally appointed by bush?

partisan on May 20, 2013 at 6:51 PM

Shulman is a Democrat. According to Open Secrets, he donated to the DNC in October of 2004.

Keep Shovelin’…

Del Dolemonte on May 20, 2013 at 7:01 PM

MSNBC – going where no moron has dared to go before.

VorDaj on May 20, 2013 at 6:59 PM

Da da da, da da da da daaahhhhh. Wow I see quite the funny parody there….

dogsoldier on May 20, 2013 at 7:01 PM

Anyone ELSE notice the blurb at the bottom of the picture stating several Liberal grups were also pinpointed? Yo, MSNBC….. Name em!

Snitchmo on May 20, 2013 at 7:01 PM

Wow. Just wow. I am non-plussed.

tru2tx on May 20, 2013 at 7:02 PM

After drinking a potion of Saul Alinsky, Jeremiah Wright, Karl Marx, Bill Ayers, Benito Mussolini, King George III, King Louis XVI and his own creation, Barack Obama is transformed into the cruel, remorseless, pathological, narcissistic, misanthropic, pyromaniac (clinical reference note #1) Herr Hussein, representing the hidden side of Obama’s dual nature brought to the fore. As Barry he has many friends and, with great effort, is able to affect a pleasing personality, but as Herr Hussein he has become more and more fanatical, more and more dictatorial, more and more scape goating, makes ever longer enemies lists, encourages demonization and dehumanizing of political opponents and becomes ever more isolated and fascist like as time goes by as Herr Hussein grows in dominance. After taking this potion repetitively, he now no longer needs to rely upon it to unleash his worst inner fascist demons.

Clinical reference note #1: Such individuals who lack ulterior motive have traditionally been referred to in layman’s terms simply as a variation of a pyromaniac. Most such maniacs lack conscious motivation although they are fully aware of the acts they are failing to stop or they themselves are committing. Typically they will feel intense pleasure, gratification, or relief when causing destruction or when witnessing or participating in the aftermath. Motivation is also classified as pathological and non-pathological. Some research suggests that feeling such joy at horrific situations is pathological. Other research suggests that some motivation for this comes from rational thought. Taking joy in horrific situations for envisioned gains in political power and/or the concealment of the imposition of devious plans are examples of supposed rational decision making.

I must say in conclusion that history has repeatedly and harshly proven that elevating such a profoundly disturbed man to the highest office in any country is never a good idea. Unfortunately it is a lesson that must be learned first hand in every nation and some of those nations survive and some do not

Sigmund on May 20, 2013 at 7:02 PM

So if 501(c)(4)s receive a “subsidy” from the government, then don’t 501(c)(3)s like Planned Parenthood, Media Matters, and the NAACP receive a double subsidy?

blammm on May 20, 2013 at 7:02 PM

Yeah, her name is Valerie.

dogsoldier on May 20, 2013 at 6:59 PM

Forgot about her..

Electrongod on May 20, 2013 at 7:03 PM

Does this country even have a president?
No seriously…
Electrongod on May 20, 2013 at 6:59 PM

No.
But it does have a pResident.
That should be enough for anyone.
…………………………..

Evil America doesn’t deserve anyone as good and smart as 0bama.
/HA_troll on any day at anytime

LegendHasIt on May 20, 2013 at 7:03 PM

The logic is ironclad and inexorable..

The only missing piece is the role Darth Cheney played. Because, of course, he must be involved in some way.

farsighted on May 20, 2013 at 7:03 PM

Having this guy be a Bush appointee is big on the left blogs. Now he might have been put in by Bush but if O wanted to he could have replaced him. It was not like he was there and nothing O could do. But maybe O was not told that this guy was there as no one tell him anything.

tjexcite on May 20, 2013 at 7:04 PM

Funny story… Mother Jones is a publication of a 501(c)(3).

blammm on May 20, 2013 at 7:06 PM

wait, so the IRS commish who started this tea party targeting was originally appointed by bush?

nonpartisaned on May 20, 2013 at 6:51 PM

Yeh and he’s still President too!!

CW on May 20, 2013 at 7:06 PM

Sigmund on May 20, 2013 at 7:02 PM

You left out Frank Marshal Davis, his earliest indoctrinator, and possible sperm donor.

LegendHasIt on May 20, 2013 at 7:06 PM

Having this guy be a Bush appointee is big on the left blogs. Now he might have been put in by Bush but if O wanted to he could have replaced him. It was not like he was there and nothing O could do. But maybe O was not told that this guy was there as no one tell him anything.

tjexcite on May 20, 2013 at 7:04 PM

Shhhhh you’re not allowed to tell people that.
/

CW on May 20, 2013 at 7:07 PM

Having this guy be a Bush appointee is big on the left blogs.

tjexcite on May 20, 2013 at 7:04 PM

So is getting rid of the 1st amendment.

So what?

These are the same creeps cheering the criminalization of journalism.

Americans shouldn’t really listen to what liberals say.

tetriskid on May 20, 2013 at 7:07 PM

Maybe the IRS commissioner appointed by Bush targeted tea partiers because they’re a threat to the GOP

I had to read that 3 times. Wait, what? It sounds like an Onion headline. Are you sure it isn’t an Onion headline? It’s hilarious.

scalleywag on May 20, 2013 at 7:07 PM

possible sperm donor.

LegendHasIt on May 20, 2013 at 7:06 PM

Nonpartisaned is taking donations.

CW on May 20, 2013 at 7:07 PM

James Taranto’s “Best of the Web” column today is a keeper. He could teach a number of the talking heads a thing or two about logic and critical thinking.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324787004578494961837484232.html?mod=WSJ_Opinion_MIDDLETopOpinion

onlineanalyst on May 20, 2013 at 7:09 PM

Liberal media demagoguery enabled both this president and his lackeys to single out American citizens for discrimination and state-sanctioned thuggery.

I can see why they want to play “blame the victim” here.

StubbleSpark on May 20, 2013 at 7:10 PM

I have a full body suit of the same materials, but it is too heavy and uncomfortable to wear regularly.

LegendHasIt on May 20, 2013 at 6:57 PM

I think all dimbocraps shoud wear 30 lb. lead hats.

VegasRick on May 20, 2013 at 7:10 PM

Uhm yea that what happened

Conservative4ev on May 20, 2013 at 7:11 PM

Nonpartisaned your lover is a failed executive. Live with it.

CW on May 20, 2013 at 7:11 PM

Nonpartisaned is taking donations.
CW on May 20, 2013 at 7:07 PM

Only when he can push libfleeorlie out of the way.

LegendHasIt on May 20, 2013 at 7:11 PM

I think all dimbocraps shoud wear 30 lb. lead hats.
VegasRick on May 20, 2013 at 7:10 PM

Dropped onto their heads from 10,000 ft.

LegendHasIt on May 20, 2013 at 7:13 PM

So they also show the line at the bottom of the screen about libs being targeted. So by THEIR thinking this guy targeted both sides. SO all is good I guess. Not sure then what the Bush connection has to do with anything.
//

CW on May 20, 2013 at 7:13 PM

Yeah sure, the people that are working hard and spending their money to get the GOP elected — are a threat to the GOP!!

Makes perfect sense in the liberal mind.

Axion on May 20, 2013 at 7:14 PM

Yeah, her name is Valerie.

dogsoldier on May 20, 2013 at 6:59 PM

We are being ruled by Hussein’s lady part :O

burrata on May 20, 2013 at 7:14 PM

BTW, that Bush appointed him means nothing.

Bush, and other GOP Presidents, have made what turned out to be some terrible appointments.

Going back to Bush I, David Souter.

GWB’s first press secretary, McClellan, betrayed him in his tell all book.

Going beyond Presidential appointments, look at some of the people who once called themselves Republicans, such as David Brock.

How about John Roberts and his ruling on Obamacare?

farsighted on May 20, 2013 at 7:16 PM

Narcissists are incapable of accepting responsibility.

John the Libertarian on May 20, 2013 at 7:17 PM

wait, so the IRS commish who started this tea party targeting was originally appointed by bush?

nonpartisaned on May 20, 2013 at 6:51 PM

He donated to the DNC when Bush was President.

Resist We Much on May 20, 2013 at 7:17 PM

Paranoia strikes liberal journalists…again. Why are they so afraid of the GOP and the Tea Party and Patriots? It’s more than fear, it’s like they’re terrified of them. They act like citizens facing a zombie attack!

scalleywag on May 20, 2013 at 7:18 PM

Just one time when one of these MSNBC kooks make an insane comment I’d like to see a giant anvil drop on their head – like in a Wylie coyote cartoon.

fogw on May 20, 2013 at 7:19 PM

How about John Roberts and his ruling on Obamacare?
farsighted on May 20, 2013 at 7:16 PM

Anyone who spends more than a few minutes to a few years, (depending on how deeply held their original beliefs) becomes infected.

Kinda like ‘Raccoon City’.

LegendHasIt on May 20, 2013 at 7:20 PM

@thomasaroberts <— Tinfoil hat wearer

Resist We Much on May 20, 2013 at 7:22 PM

Congress in 1998 wrote into law that an IRS commissioner must “have a demonstrated ability in management” – demanding that corporate-style experience in organisation be part of the job qualifications.

This requirement could eliminate from contention many tax lawyers such as those who filled the job in past decades.

Politically, the IRS chief needs bipartisan support in Congress to be confirmed. Former IRS commissioner Shulman was a Democrat appointed by Republican President George W. Bush.

http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/05/16/uk-usa-irs-chief-idUKBRE94F10X20130516

He targeted Tea Party groups because he was a DEMOCRAT.

Fallon on May 20, 2013 at 7:23 PM

They act like citizens facing a zombie attack!
scalleywag on May 20, 2013 at 7:18 PM

Heh. But I think you got it backwards. ;-)

LegendHasIt on May 20, 2013 at 7:23 PM

http://gma.yahoo.com/blogs/abc-blogs/meet-cronut-croissant-donut-hybrid-takes-pastry-world-201923707.html?vp=1

and soon to be banned under ObamaCare (except at the White House of course).

PappyD61 on May 20, 2013 at 6:47 PM

Just because it’s ” French ” ??
American solution :
1. Go to your local grocery store and go to the frozen section
2. Find yourself them blue cans of ” flaky layers butter tastin biscuit dough”
3. Heat oil, open can, get the dough out.
4. Make a hole in the middle of eash biscuit using a finger.
4. Deep fry.
5. Decorate and fill with more sugar and pastry cream

burrata on May 20, 2013 at 7:25 PM

Why do I think there might be a teensy chance that Karl Rove may have done this.

Valiant on May 20, 2013 at 7:27 PM

This idiot surely has an IQ less than the sum of his digits.

rplat on May 20, 2013 at 7:27 PM

Anyyyyhooooo…when are the pics of Lyin king and his courtiers watching OK tornado on TV in the Situation Room, coming out ?

burrata on May 20, 2013 at 7:31 PM

He targeted Tea Party groups because he was a DEMOCRAT.

Fallon on May 20, 2013 at 7:23 PM

Did the the brain trust as MSDNC think no one would notice that Schulman was a Democrat?

Some heads may be about to explode over there.

farsighted on May 20, 2013 at 7:31 PM

Can the MSNBCers get any more stupid?

sadatoni on May 20, 2013 at 7:32 PM

MSM will keep trying until the sheet sticks to someone expendable.

Republicans in Congress knew about this before the election. Guaranteed a bunch of RINOs were pleased to hear less squealing from the Tea Party clingers. IMHO they didnt try hard to help the Tea Party element last year. I believe some of the Nellies even feared if they stepped up for the Tea Party, they would lose that new mysterious swing vote that never happened

However, the brass knuckles from IRS were administered by Obama

This year, RINOs didnt want Tea Party around either, because they had an amnesty to shove. Rubio morphed from Tea Party impersonator, to Gang member on cue in the SOTU address, and it was going gangbusters.

Obama had the IRS leaked on purpose – not to the GOP in Congress who already knew- but to the MSM, and he stoked the MSM by leaking the AP zinger. He took the Benghzai Whistleblower story right off page 1. The Benghazi hearings were looking like Mr Smith Goes to Washington.

And, as Rush said, the Tea Party massacre scared the sheet out of the big GOP donors. Unless donors get confidence that Obama cannot keep doing this, Obama will shut down the opposition

There is an election coming. The RINOs think amnesty will win the Senate (LOL). Obama thinks a dead duck tea party will win him the House

To scare the monkey, kill the chicken.

entagor on May 20, 2013 at 7:33 PM

scalleywag on May 20, 2013 at 7:25 PM

Have you no sense?

That ain’t the MSNBC crew!

The XVth International Clown Convention in Mexico City?

Why MSNBC doesn’t have that much of a budget and, even if they did their guys would be so far gone on all the weed and Yale they could buy that they wouldn’t be standing.

Them folks are Obama ’12 campaign workers on a field trip!

The ’08 unit was put immediately to work fixin’ the American people up so they had no trip.

IlikedAUH2O on May 20, 2013 at 7:36 PM

Well I’ve been hearing that from folkz HERE, so let’s not laugh at MSLSD too much…

I’d point to Entagor as proof of my assertion.

JFKY on May 20, 2013 at 7:36 PM

entagor on May 20, 2013 at 7:33 PM

I can’t disagree with any of that.

LegendHasIt on May 20, 2013 at 7:37 PM

Shulman is a Democrat. According to Open Secrets, he donated to the DNC in October of 2004.

Keep Shovelin’…

Del Dolemonte on May 20, 2013 at 7:01 PM

That’s been out a couple of days, he gave massively to the democrats.. thousands..

a career IRS employee name on a list when they were filling slots, and apparently,

Lesson learned, there are no fair minded career government employees, they are all hostile to the right and center, without exception. Ideologues just waiting for a nudge and wink to set up camps and ovens… “well, they told me too”…

Not just Obama, but the entire federal employee union needs to answer for what they’ve done.

mark81150 on May 20, 2013 at 7:41 PM

LegendHasIt on May 20, 2013 at 7:37 PM

But it makes us feel better. Kinda of like the German Army in Nov. 1918, “we didn’t lose, the Government stabbed us in the back!” (Which later transmogrified into the Jooos stabbed us in the back.)

It’s not Entagor’s fault that s/he doesn’t hold a majority in the US House; it’s those dirty ole’ RINO’s. They and the Demon-rats (TM) have colluded/conspired to “stab us in the back.”

It’s easier to buy that than to say, that changing public opinion and the operating paradigm of your political institutions takes years of hard work and so we have decades of work ahead of us. No better to say, “We wuz robbed.”

JFKY on May 20, 2013 at 7:43 PM

Well I’ve been hearing that from folkz HERE, so let’s not laugh at MSLSD too much…
I’d point to Entagor as proof of my assertion.
JFKY on May 20, 2013 at 7:36 PM

So, are you saying that the GOP-E doesn’t despise the TEA Party faction, Or what?

LegendHasIt on May 20, 2013 at 7:44 PM

Why do I think there might be a teensy chance that Karl Rove may have done this.

Valiant on May 20, 2013 at 7:27 PM

Unless you’re being sarcastic…

Probably because you are wearing Thomas Roberts’ tinfoil hat.

Resist We Much on May 20, 2013 at 7:47 PM

So, are you saying that the GOP-E doesn’t despise the TEA Party faction, Or what?

LegendHasIt on May 20, 2013 at 7:44 PM

I’m saying it’s IRRELEVANT…I doubt Humphrey liked the Hippies and McGovern in 1968, but it didn’t matter they didn’t have any power.

It took the McGovern Wing 40 years to secure the control of the Democratic Party….

You TEA Party folkz might want to note that.

The GOP-E, whomsoever that is, may not “like” you, but they sure as H3ll want your vote and your support….so get some votes, get some power, get some votes, put people into office and you get a seat at the table. Right now, you don’t have 50%=1 of the Republican Caucus, so you don’t get to set the terms of the debate.

And rather than whine and moan about unfairness or how “they” are out to get you, you need to change that….

You need to become the TEA Party Tom Hayden’s….he and McGovern did far more to make the Democratic Party what it is, than any number of Hippies, Yippies, Bill Ayers, or Abbie Hoffmans.

So get your comfy shoes on and get out and ORGANIZE!

JFKY on May 20, 2013 at 7:49 PM

I hope they put their tinfoil caps on with a nailgun..

MSNBC has become a vile embarrassment.. and the presidents base just loves it.

mark81150 on May 20, 2013 at 7:51 PM

Doug Shulman is a Democrat. This is a systemic problems with Democrats generally.

Old school Democrats should be disgusted at what their party has become.

crosspatch on May 20, 2013 at 7:57 PM

“Just when I think I’m out,they pull me back in”-The Chicken

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on May 20, 2013 at 7:57 PM

I’m not saying I agree with this take, but there is NO doubt the GOP still is threatened by the Tea Party.

Horace_Kent on May 20, 2013 at 7:59 PM

Why do I think there might be a teensy chance that Karl Rove may have done this.

Valiant on May 20, 2013 at 7:27 PM

Yeah because Mitch McConnell and Karl Rove WANT to be in the Minority…because the pickings are so great.

The people who LIKE being in the minority are Libertarians and folks who vote for Virgil Goode…those people LOVE being in the minority! They don’t have to actually DO ANYTHING, just tell you what OUGHT to be done, or what their candidate WOULD HAVE done…if s/he hadn’t gotten fewer votes than say the Green Party candidate.

JFKY on May 20, 2013 at 7:59 PM

w o w.

Axe on May 20, 2013 at 8:05 PM

So get your comfy shoes on and get out and ORGANIZE!
JFKY on May 20, 2013 at 7:49 PM

Yeah, Fine.

(GOP-E can be considered to be the GOP Elite, or the GOP Washington Establishment)

But to ignore the realities,… Well, it seems to me like you want TEA party people to embrace the GOP-E faction, …
Personally, I’d rather face a declared enemy than one who pretends to be on the same side, but sabotages your efforts whenever they can,
It is hardly irrelevant.

Sorry for rambling. I have to get on the road, I’m late as it is.

LegendHasIt on May 20, 2013 at 8:09 PM

My uncle was appointed to a position in a fed bureaucracy by Bush. He was previously passed over for this position by Clinton. He is a raving rabid lefty, and as much as he wanted the promotion he HATED that he got the appointment from Bush.

bitsy on May 20, 2013 at 8:14 PM

ouch when you lose shuster

poor msdnc idiots

cmsinaz on May 20, 2013 at 8:14 PM

Well, it seems to me like you want TEA party people to embrace the GOP-E faction, …

I don’t know Adams and Franklin embraced the South, even though they opposed Slavery…Roosevelt embraced Southern (Racist) Democrats and N3groes….

I guess they wanted WIN more than you do…..you, want to be right, or you want to be TRIUMPHANT. Well buddy you won’t live to see it, unless you are in your 20′s right now.

You’ll be lucky if you see the TEA Party’s “Great Society”, which occurred 32 years after the first big Democratic/Progressive victory in ’32.

You realize that the Hippies despised people like Tom Hayden and the Democrats, because sell-outs, right? In the end, the Hippies, in the form of Hayden, Pelosi, and Waxman did more to advance the Left’s Causes than any number of avowed Leftists.

JFKY on May 20, 2013 at 8:15 PM

Pics of the Day: Meet ‘Mr Balls’

Resist We Much on May 20, 2013 at 8:18 PM

damn it, resist. :)

Axe on May 20, 2013 at 8:19 PM

Riiiight… just like Bush appointed Richard Armitage to get rid of Lewis Libby…

de rigueur on May 20, 2013 at 8:21 PM

Hmm, maybe, I guess we’ll need a special prosecutor for sure now to get to the bottom of this.

Buddahpundit on May 20, 2013 at 8:22 PM

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