The Washington Free Beacon has obtained* the transcript of a conversation that took place sometime over the weekend between U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and ousted Ukrainian president Victor Yanukovich:
Liberals don’t like Ted Cruz, but they’re rooting for him, because they feel he’s going to destroy the Republican Party. What they ought to be feeling is this: profound embarrassment.
Ever since his unexpected primary win over an establishment-backed lieutenant governor in 2012, Cruz has been a source of great frustration to the Republican establishment. The conservative base is crazy about him for this very reason. It’s why the junior Senator from Texas has become the most influential politician in Washington.
Conservatives tend to dislike Wendy Davis. Her defenders, meanwhile, tend to write psychoanalytic discourses on the real reason why conservatives don’t like her. (Hint: Because they’re are a bunch of anti-women, anti-wife, anti-mom, anti-choice freaks. I could go on.)
MSNBC’s Zachary Roth, for example, writes that in the eyes of conservatives, Davis’s “real sin” was “making life choices they disagree with—including the decision, as a mother, to prioritize her career.” And just to be clear, “it’s hard to imagine those choices generating criticism were Wendy Davis a man.”
House GOP leaders face an uphill climb in their search for 218 votes to pass a bill designed to reestablish leverage in negotiations with the White House.
The office of Sen. Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) is threatening to place a hold on former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel, should he be nominated for the post of Secretary of Defense.
House GOP leadership will try to implement its so-called “Plan B” for the fiscal cliff on Thursday despite repeated veto threats from the White House, protests from Senate Democrats, and vocal opposition from conservative groups.
Democratic Party leaders on Tuesday signaled a willingness to accept an adjustment to Social Security benefits that New York Times’ columnist and amateur psychohistorian Paul Krugman has called “cruel and stupid.”
Negotiations over the so-called fiscal cliff entered a critical stage this week as the outlines of a potential compromise began to materialize.
Conservative lawmakers on Wednesday expressed their displeasure at the ongoing talks over the so-called fiscal cliff and offered only lukewarm support for House Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio), who is trying to negotiate a deal with President Barack Obama before the end of the year.
A potential deal to avert the so-called fiscal cliff could be undermined by the Democratic Party’s refusal to come to terms with the unsustainability of federal entitlement programs, or to even acknowledge that the government is spending too much.