Sunday, September 19, 2010

The Tea Party Paradox - National Journal Magazine


It's actually not hard to read. The Tea Parties are bad news for the Democrats, since they have shifted independents decidedly rightward and spiked the Progressive agenda. But that does not necessarily make them good for the GOP, either. Ask Bob Bennett, Mike Castle and Lisa Murkowski. None will be returning to Congress. The Tea Party movement is a fiscally conservative, small government advocacy assortment of independent minded people who justly see Democrats as too liberal and Republicans as insufficiently committed to conservative principles. And they have discovered that they have the power to be heard and felt at the ballot box. This one is not over...not by a long shot.

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