"It's nowhere near wintertime yet, but with all the complications, controversies and kerfuffles that have been plaguing the Obama administration all week, it's been like Christmas for the tea party." —John Fugelsang
"Whoever the winner is, is going to be an intellectual midget covered in mud, because they are just slicing and dicing each other." —Dick Harpootlian, on the 15 contenders for the GOP nomination in South Carolina's first congressional district
Just 24 hours after John Boehner put an offer on the table, the tea party is threatening to throw him overboard. His sin? Proposing a budget plan that tea party Republicans say is too much of a concession.