"Tea. Earl Grey. Hot."
LOL. It seems that the National Journal Online agrees with me. I came accross this article this morning, after having written what I did the other day regarding the self-defeating nature of the Tea Party movement. Give it a read. They talk about ten races where the Tea Party "could make a difference." Ten. And do know what they DON'T describe, even once? ANY races involving a strong but potentially vulnerable DEMOCRAT that could be unseated by a pationate and fresh face.
What I DO see, in every example, is a Primary Challenge to the incumbant Republican; or a Primary Challenge to the Republican Party's nominated or endorsed front-runner in the case of open seats; or a potential Third Part Candidate in a Race against a vulnerable Democrat that would otherwise be an easy victory for Republicans, save for the potentially split vote of the Right. In NONE of those cases did the Journal offer a single example where a Tea Party Candidate or a Tea-Bag Republican will actually HELP their cause.
I love it.
One lump, or two?