FROM THE WEEKEND…. We covered a fair amount of ground over the weekend. Here’s a quick overview of you may have missed.
On Sunday, we talked about:
* What should the public expect if/when Republicans shut down the government?
* Remember Donald Rumsfeld? He still doesn’t know what he’s talking about.
* Charles Lane’s piece on the labor dispute in Wisconsin was an offensive mess.
* It’s not up to Montana politicians to will the climate crisis away.
* House Republicans are convinced “we’re broke,” but not broke enough to pull ineffectual, taxpayer-financed NASCAR ads.
* In Wisconsin, the protests just keep growing.
On Saturday, we talked about:
* As House Republicans continue to try to gut the health care system, the Congressional Budget Office keeps telling them what the GOP doesn’t want to hear.
* The far-right hates “social engineering,” except when it doesn’t.
* As if he didn’t have enough problems, Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) has some disturbing assumptions about African-American lawmakers.
* In targeting “domestic” priorities, the House GOP actually voted to undermine national security priorities, including nuclear security.
* In “This Week in God,” we covered, among other things, clergy support for unions in Wisconsin.
* Dana Loesch is off to an inauspicious start at CNN.
* If Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) were acting in good faith, labor leaders have offered him a terrific compromise. Too bad he’s not acting in good faith.
* At 4:30 a.m. on Saturday morning, House Republicans approved brutal, job-killing budget cuts they know have no chance in the Senate.