Paul Ryan Trashes His Own Budget by Admitting That There is No Debt Crisis–Politicususa

On Face The Nation today, Rep. Paul Ryan reversed years of budgets and claims that the country faces an immediate debt crisis by admitting that there is no debt crisis.

The justification for the harsh cuts in Ryan’s budget has always been his belief that the nation faces an immediate crisis of debt. (More)

5 Truths You Won’t Hear At CPAC – The National Memo

It’s that time of year again. That glorious weekend when thousands of uniquely dressed conservatives descend on Washington, D.C. to celebrate being the political advocates for upper-class, white, heterosexual Americans.

For those of you who were not invited and will be watching from home, here are five truths you won’t hear at CPAC: (More)

Gun Activists Warn Obama is Raising a Private Black Army to Massacre White Americans – Right Wing Watch

Response: Politics has almost hit rock bottom. Just waiting to see what happens this four years because I can’t believe that folks are so inferior of one Black man.

Gun Owners of America president Larry Pratt appeared Tuesday on the Talk to Solomon Show alongside conservative blogger Greg W. Howard, of Twittergate fame, for another chance to spew anti-Obama conspiracy theories.

Pratt predicted that President Obama may begin confiscating guns in order to provoke a violent response to justify further oppression, which host Stan Solomon feared would lead to the imprisonment of hundreds of thousands of people. (More)

SO SAD! 10-Month-Old Baby Accidentally Shot By Father

Today, Tennessee parents grieve the death of their baby boy.

DETAILS: SO SAD! 6-Month-Old Shot Multiple Times In Chicago Drive-By Shooting

A 10-month-old baby has died from a gun shot wound inflicted by his father in Tennessee.

Larry Bass was handling his semi-automatic pistol when the gun accidentally went off and shot 10-month-old Adam Bass in the chest.

Police officers responded three minutes after receiving a call about the shooting but unfortunately, officers were unable to revive Adam. (More)

GOP sets sights on 2014 – Wilson Times

Response: See what they are saying about Wilson Democratic Party.

Local political parties had an intermission following national elections. But now the Wilson County Republican party is set to regroup, reorganize and get back to business.

Wilson County Republicans will hold their county-wide convention Tuesday. Future leadership of the Republican party in Wilson will be voted on at the convention. (More)

Attorney Will Farris vies to lead Democrats – Wilson Times

Attorney Will Farris may be poised to step into a leadership position with Wilson County Democrats this year.

While Democrats are busy preparing for their county convention in April, it looks like there will be a new slate of leaders for the party.

Asa Gregory, current chairman, said while he is proud of the work of his party while he has been chair, he will not seek re-election when Democrats meet. (More)

Video: Nope, No Racism at CPAC…Move Right Along!

As you watch this video and read about what happened, just keep in mind that CPAC (and the GOP more broadly) is overwhelmingly white. Why is that? Perhaps because their policies are horrible, and also because the party is filled with the type of people who used to infest the old Dixiecrats (Strom Thurmond, George Wallace, Jesse Helms, etc.), but thank god left the Democratic Party. Of course, they’re now in the Republican Party, thanks in part to many years of Lee Atwater’s (and Richard Nixon’s, Ronald Reagan’s, Karl Rove’s, etc.) “Southern Strategy,” and from the looks of it, they really really REALLY do not like being called out for their utter lack of racial inclusiveness. (More)

Christensen: A mandate to roll back the years – News & Observer

For the first time in more than a century, North Carolina – long ruled by business-oriented moderates – has a conservative government, and it has come as quite a shock to some people.

North Carolina’s political history through the 20th century has been one of government expansion – of a poor rural state trying to industrialize. It did so by using government spending as a tool – funding public schools, building the finest university system in the South, creating one of the largest road systems, building a broad community college system, creating the Research Triangle Park and the N.C. School of the Arts, and starting the nation’s first state-supported symphony and art museum. (Read more)