New tone: Gov. Martin O’Malley says GOP needs to remove Tea Party ‘stench’

Has Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley uncovered why Democrats are so unwilling to reach across the aisle and work with Republicans to avert a plunge over the fiscal cliff? The Wall Street Journal reports that O’Malley hopes Republicans will “shed their sort of Tea Party obstructionist stench” and strike a deal with Democrats on issues ranging from tax increases to immigration reform.

But seriously, stench? Has O’Malley hired Hugo Chavez’s speechwriter?

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