- Michael Steele on being black and a Republican:
Responding during a interview to NewsOne’s Roland Martin, who said that "white Republicans have been scared of black folks," Steele replied: "You’re absolutely right."
"I’ve been in the room and they’ve been scared of me," said Steele, the first African-American RNC chairman. "I’m like, ‘I’m on your side.’"
- Mary Jo Kilroy (D-OH) says that during the health care debate in the House, Republicans were loud, rude, disrespectful and sexist towards the Democratic Women's Caucus.
- Dede Scozzafava on being purged from last week's race in New York's 23rd District:
"There is a lot of us who consider ourselves Republicans, of the Party of Lincoln," she said, her face now flush. "If they don't want us with them, we're going to work against them."
- Apparently being called teabaggers is too much for some rightwingers to swallow.
- Greg Sargent thinks that Nancy Pelosi played a "Kennedyesque" role to get the health care reform bill passed in the House.
- Pat Robertson is still spewing the hate.
- A comical moment from a Washington Post online chat:
Silver Spring, Md.: I wonder if you could state the evidence for your premise of a "Republican resurgence". I see a Virginia that did what it’s done since 1977 (vote against the party in the White House) in the presence of an epically bad Democratic candidate... a governor in New Jersey who was wildly unpopular since even before the "2008 debacle" (your baseline)... and – oh yes – a district in NY that went Democratic for the first time since the White House has featured a bath tub. With two unsurprising (from the vantage point of a year ago) gubernatorial results and one historical flip toward the Dems in NY, isn’t it as valid to call last Tuesday a further shift leftward?
Dan Balz: I don’t think I used the word "resurgence" in the piece that ran on Sunday.
The chat itself had been titled "The Republican Resurgence."
- Well, this makes the war in Iraq seem worthwhile after all.
- Steve King (R-IA) chose to miss his son's wedding so could vote against health care reform -- that he knew was going to pass. What an ass.
- Both House and Senate committees plan on launching investigations into the shooting at Fort Hood.