Republican George Allen scored a big-time endorsement Thursday in his U.S. Senate campaign in Virginia, winning the support of Florida senator and conservative rock star Marco Rubio.
Oh, those dastardly Republicans. Why, they're behind all this debt ceiling nonsense, right? Powerful broadcasters would have it so, and have dutifully cast the Grand Old Party as the villain of the debt debate, and one deemed unworthy of meaningful coverage.
As Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell urges Congress and the White House to compromise over increasing the nation's borrowing limit to avoid the first ever default on federal debt, he's taking fire from the GOP right.
The bodacious, unapologetic "tea party" is ready to rumble on Sept. 12 when the National Mall will be wall to wall with those who favor less taxes, smaller government and a return to traditional American values.