Wednesday, September 15, 2010

GOP crashes and burns with the Tea Parties

The Tea Partiers are on fire in the elections!

Thankfully, I'm not talking about the November elections. I'm talking about the Republican primaries.

The GOP actually had an overpowering chance to win the Senate election in Delaware. But now the party has blown it with a teabagger victory in yesterday's primary. (This is actually the first time this blog has referred to the Nastea crew as 'teabaggers'. I figure it would have more effect if the term was saturated on other blogs first. Really drives 'em nuts!) Delaware's Mike Castle was widely considered one of the last GOP moderates, despite his increasingly conservative voting record. Now that he lost the primary, what do the Republicans have remaining that isn't on the fringes?

Earlier Tea Party primary wins have seriously diminished Republicans' chances in Alaska and Kentucky, and they're in even worse shape in Nevada. It's possible that the only Senate seat where the Tetley terrorism will pay off is in Utah. Not much of a loss there, considering nobody expected Utah to elect a senator who made sense anyway.

Maybe this will teach the media to be careful for what it wishes for. The media has been promoting the Tea Parties endlessly for well over a year, and now it's coming back to bite them plumb on the gluteus maximus.

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