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July 25th, 2011
04:19 PM ET

Be in the know: Today's political bullet points

Every day we ask influential politicos to send us their top three bullet points that are driving the day's conversation inside and outside Washington.

RedState.Com Editor Erick-Woods Erickson:

– I'm filling in on the radio today for Neal Boortz again. The callers are really, really angry with Republicans in Washington for wanting a deal. The Democrats are angry with the Democrats for wanting a deal. Is it possible we could get gridlock? Yep. And I have a growing sense that the chicken little "sky is falling" scenario overstates things.

– Barack Obama's press conference on Friday afternoon is being viewed by many conservatives as a meltdown. In fact, he might have done himself more harm than good with new suggestions that he is deeply fearful the GOP will call his bluff.

– Mike Ross, the Arkansas Blue Dog Congressman, is out. He is part of a growing trend of the last of the conservative Democrats on their way out.

Senior Editor of Mario Solis-Marich:

– Story Book: Nancy Pelosi is now calling for an ethics investigation of Congressman Wu, whose claim to fame is that he once dressed as Tigger for an office party, the erratic Oregon Congressman is now accused of sexual harassment – staff are reportedly saying that they avoid scheduling public appearances for Wu because…well…he’s bouncy, trouncy and flouncy.

– Suspense Novel: The debt ceiling debacle is claiming the Tea Party members of congress as its major victims as independent voters take a second look at the recklessness of their fiscal positioning, who would have thought that people who claim Obama is not a U.S. citizen would not have keen fiscal judgment?

– Errata: Conservative Radio talk show hosts in the U.S. are eating humble pie today as they have to correct Friday’s assertions that the attack in Norway was part of a Jihadist effort, the suspect is a right wing anti-Muslim activist who claims to be fighting “multiculturalism”.

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  1. James Foley

    What we have in Oslo is similar to what we had at jonestown and with both the Unabomber and the Hutaree Militia [terrorist group], wherein a right wing nut is inspired by out of use, violent left wing tactics. Right wing sentiments being used by supposedly left wingers like Jarrod Lee Loughner and Joseph Andrew Stack regarding paranoid delusions of governemnt infringements for what are essentially mundane governmental actions in an attempt to justify their violence, are also becoming more prevalent.

    There's a strange alternate universe invading here, where conservative war suppoerters are beginning to look a lot like the old liberal hippies they made fun of as unamerican. It's as if the right wing has taken up the mantel of schizophrenic lunatic just to show those hippies how to do crazy right.

    What's frightening is, you have those on the wrogn side of the isle, liek Huckabee and erickson, attempting to deminish or otherwise downplay the signifigance of heated rhetoric's role in all of this.

    July 25, 2011 at 4:36 pm |