Snark: to annoy or irritate

"Snark" has been in English language dictionaries since at least 1906, and Lewis Carroll used the word to describe a mythological animal in his poem, The Hunting of the Snark (1874). Most recently, the word has come to characterize snappish, sarcastic, or mean-spirited comments or actions directed at those who annoy or irritate us.

At first, this blog was just going be a place to gripe, but because it's more satisfying to take action than it is to merely complain, now most of the posts/reposts suggest ways to get involved in solving problems.

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Take Down the Tea Party 10

Last week, the Tea Party House of Representatives made their 31st vote to overturn President Obama's health care law.

Even though the Supreme Court said the health care law is OK, for the Tea Partiers who control the House, taking away health care for young adults, women and people with pre-existing conditions is such a high priority that despite no chance of their vote becoming law, they have voted to do it 31 times!

This is what happens when Tea Party Republicans hold the majority in Congress. And we simply cannot let them stay in the driver's seat for two more years.

One of the most important things we can do to have a shot at taking away Tea Party control of Congress is to Take Down the Tea Party Ten. Can you chip in $5 to help?

There are 435 members of the House of Representatives, and lots of scenarios in which we can or cannot take back the House from Tea Party extremists.

But the math is ultimately pretty simple: To take the Tea Party Republicans' majority in Congress, we need to defeat them in 26 more Republican-held seats than they win.

The CREDO SuperPAC is building local grassroots campaigns against ten of the worst. We picked them not just because they are terrible on the issues, but also because they are in extremely close races, where strong grassroots organizing can make the difference.

That's what we're doing, and it's making an impact. Since we launched this campaign, the re-election prospects for Chip Cravaack in Minnesota and Frank Guinta in New Hampshire have been downgraded by major political forecasters The Cook Political Report1 and Larry Sabato.2

That's no small feat. Millions of dollars are already being thrown around from Karl Rove and Koch-brothers backed SuperPACs — and the cash has barely even started to flow. We'll have to fight back just as hard to take down all ten.

If we do, it'll be a major step toward taking away Congress from Tea Party extremists.

Chip in $5 to take down the Tea Party Ten.

Thanks for standing with us,

Mudcat Arnold, Campaign Manager

1. Cook Political Report: 8th District race a toss-up," Minnesota Public Radio, February 17th, 2012
2. Sabato Move Guinta Seat To Toss-Up," NH Insider, May 10, 2012

CREDO SuperPAC is working to defeat ten of the most extreme Tea Party Republicans in Congress: Allen West (FL-18), Dan Lungren (CA-07), Joe Walsh (IL-08), Chip Cravaack (MN-08), Sean Duffy (WI-07), Mike Fitzpatrick (PA-08), Frank Guinta (NH-01), and Steve King (IA-4). Learn more at

Paid for by CREDO SuperPAC,, not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee.

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