Poor CNN.  So desperately trying to find an audience they jump into bed with the tea baggers, so to speak.  How do they not understand that the tea party is even “less popular than much maligned groups like ‘atheists’ and ‘Muslims.'”

I promise you that I will not spend as much time watching or re-capping the multitude of these “who can out-crazy the other” so-called debates, which we’ll be subjected to once a week for the foreseeable future.  But I just couldn’t resist this one – billed as the “Tea Party Debate”!  If ever one of these side shows was destined to bring out the truly insane in the already crazy, this would be the one.  And it didn’t disappoint.

In hour one of today’s show – it’ll just be me, armed with lots of audio from last night’s insaneathon™, and a bit of snark.

Rick Perry had a fewcringe-worthy moments, most notably when he claimed “At the end of the day, I am always going to err on the side of life.”  Hey Governor Perry, tell that to Cameron Todd Willingham!

In hour two, the snark will likely continue, as GottaLaff checks in from The Political Carnival to talk about these stories and more:

GW Bush: “It was the most nervous I had ever been.” Hint: This wasn’t about 9/11.

Rudy Giuliani: Noun, verb, 9/11, lie.

Actual CNN “librul media” chyron: “The Rick Perry Phenomenon”

Actually WAS “Censored” Doonesbury: “New book explodes myth of Sarah Palin not reading.”

AUDIO: Radio host laughs when caller refers to Michelle Obama as main character in Planet of the Apes

VIDEO: This is What Paul Ryan’s Contempt for the Unemployed Looks Like

10 alternative policies the U.S. could’ve pursued with money that has been spent on wars

Meet “the congregational version of the ‘tea party’”

Health Problems Persist Among 9/11 First Responders

VIDEO- The Loon Rangers: Birther Orly Taitz and Gov. Rick Perry heart each other.