"George Bush Lost an Entire Generation for the Republican Party," says Kevin Drum in Mother Jones. Admittedly going from 50% to 66% of the 18-29 vote in Presidential elections just from 2000 to 2008 is impressive (though that number dropped to 60% in 2012), but if Democrats continue to offer voters next to nothing, what's to keep Scott Walker from getting all those voters back in 2016?
Michael Medved tells a CPAC audience that it is a "liberal lie" that any state has "banned gay marriage." All those state constitutional amendments banning gay marriage last decade? All "liberal lies." Which would make all the judicial decisions striking them down...conservative truths? People, it's bad when right-wingers are just denying they did the things they did not even ten years ago.
Surprise, surprise: the National Consumer Law Center finds that credit reports generated by online data brokers are rife with inaccuracies -- and really, really basic ones, ranging from wrong email addresses to wrong family members to wrong income, that last item halved or doubled in some cases. Of course the big data brokers wanted us to think their credit reports would serve the poor who can't get a bank account because they don't have credit. You know what would help solve that problem? Letting the U.S. Post Office offer basic banking services.
Finally, the inimitable Mitch McConnell (E-KY) thinks "mainstream" Republican Senate candidates will "crush" Tea Party candidates "everywhere." At which point the "mainstream" candidates will do whatever the Tea Party candidates would have done, only with smiles on their faces. Really, this establishment/Tea Party split is all theatre, and not even good theatre.