Gad, more Tea Party cheering today. Am I the only one who noticed that Christine O’Donnell in Delaware is wearing a red jacket identical to St. Sarah’s? All she needs is the cute little square frame glasses and she’s there.
What the heck, looks have won more than one election. Anyone ever see “The Candidate” with Robert Redford?
It is fascinating to see the Republican Party hoist on its own petard — out-conservatived because the GOP has become the Party of Alleged Conservatism (No coincidence that acronyms to PAC) because under both Bushes and Reagan it was really the party of the good old boy, the rich fatcat finance/defense industrialist.
Under Obama the GOP/PAC has been so desperate to keep the Democrats from winning anything that it has been the party of no, and voters of all stripe are tired of politicians who don’t do anything, which I suspect is what’s driving the support of the Tea Party since “hell no” is more than a simple “no,” and actually implies doing something, eventually, even if it’s negative.
Although what Tea Partiers will do, precisely, none of us has any idea, including them.
Yeah, yeah, I know, “cut taxes and balance the budget and stop wasteful federal spending,” but I’ll believe that when I see an actual budget, with actual program cuts listed, and actual revenue and spending numbers verified by the Office of Management and Budget as being real numbers that actually add up.
You haven’t seen that and you won’t because the first time someone actually does come up with that list wise guys like me will start looking at how many jobs it cuts, which would be millions, and of course we can’t have that sort of reality impinging on the national discourse.
My prediction: A few tea partiers will get elected. Hell, the GOP may even take over Congress by riding their wave, but we’ll end up with a three-way Congress of impotent democrats watching their own political behinds (what happened to fiery liberals?) impotent Republicans who only dream of the cozy relations they had with big business, and a few radical Tea Partiers who hold the swing vote and won’t get along with anyone.
In short: More locked up Congress with inertia running things, which will piss off the entire country even more. Why do you think turnouts have been so low in these primaries?
Most people see no point.
Nobody thinks any of these yahoos will actually solve a problem, the Tea Partiers least of all, but it’s fun to get angry and vote for the screamer. Eventually Congress may get the idea that it has to accomplish something, anything, and that to do that it has to get along, with each other and the president, but I am not optomistic.