Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Looks Like the Tea Party is Here to Stay

The Democrats call it a "flash in the pan" movement in April of '09. A small angry mob that would amount to nothing. Scott Brown's election to Teddy Kennedy's seat disproved that notion in no uncertain terms, but if there were a nay-saying straggler left in the crowd of donkeys...I'm assuming yesterday's primaries helped to assuage that doubt.

"...The primary elections Tuesday amounted to a night of messages -- from the Tea Party, from female candidates and for the Democrats.

With hundreds of primaries held across 11 states, a number of candidates made history while others pulled out come-from-behind wins. The elections helped set the stage for a November general election in which incumbents are girding for a series of hard-fought battles.

In California, the Republican Party has placed two women at the top of its ticket for the first time, nominating former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina for Senate and former eBay CEO Meg Whitman for governor. Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele on Wednesday called them "box-office candidates."

State Rep. Nikki Haley moved a step closer to her goal of becoming South Carolina's first female governor, advancing Tuesday into a runoff with her top competitor.

And in Nevada, Tea Party-backed candidate Sharron Angle claimed a decisive victory after surging in the polls against a more established GOP competitor in the final weeks of the race." (source)

...Foreshadowing perhaps, of a Tea Party backed WOMAN defeating Barrack Obama in '12?

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