One morning last week, I received an email from David Weigel at Slate: the subject line referred to how I'd been "stung" by James O'Keefe's Project Veritas. Believing it was spam, I sent it to my trash folder. Why would O'Keefe come after me?
Guerrilla-style political activism is regularly carried out on both sides of the ideological spectrum. But that doesn't answer the question of whether either side will ultimately benefit from these shenanigans.
Any budget process that focuses on ACORN, NPR and family planning isn't really about fixing the federal budget. Republicans in Congress have decided to use the budget process as another platform for picking political fights.