This is, in the end, likely to be the ironic legacy of the Tea Party and the tactics it chose: It arose in ferocious opposition to Obama’s agenda, but by driving Specter out of the party and pushing pure conservatives over more electable Republican candidates, it gave Senate Democrats the majorities they needed to pass and protect the key accomplishments of Obama’s presidency — and that’s before you get into whether the Tea Party’s influence in the Republican presidential primaries forced Mitt Romney to the right and gave Obama a crucial edge in a close presidential election.
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- Honestly folks, nothing really bad is going to happen. The world will just keep on doing its thing. There will be good times and bad times but for the vast majority of us we will live out our lives peacefully. Seems to me every generation thinks the end is near. I have to admit I have enjoyed reading the freaked out semi racist ramblings of angry republicans. Good nightNov 7, 2012
- A tea partier made a comment about where he can move to. I was going to suggest Russia. :) Where would you suggest?Nov 7, 2012
- Amid all the opinionizing and speculating about why Obama won, there is little being said about who the real winners of the election are; human people, all of us, Democrats and Republicans alike. By this I mean that the declaration by the U.S. Supreme Court that corporations are persons and, as such, are entitled to the same constitutional protections and rights enjoyed by human beings placed the character and essence of our society at extreme risk. In the Citizens Union case which held that corporations are people for the purpose of exercising freedom of speech through limitless campaign spending, our country was placed at risk of becoming a third-world banana republic controlled and manipulated behind the scenes by the likes of the Koch brothers, Sheldon Adelson, big Pharma, international gas and oil megacorps, not to mention Karl Rove and all the secret corporate donors. I submit that the net result of this election has more to do with what real people stood to lose if Romney prevailed. The Court as it stands now has, in reality, been the most politically activist court in the history of our nation. In case after case, the court has swept aside precedent to effectuate a far right wing philosophy that serves no interests other than big business. In the next four years, it appears likely that two, maybe three, seats on the Supreme Court will be vacated either through illness or ageing. President Obama will have the opportunity to reshape the Court into a more moderate presence in our society. The litmus test for any new Justice must be the return of sanity to the Court by reversing the ‘corporations are people’ bent that the present Court has cultivated and refined through its pseudo-intellectual reasoning process.
Just Saying . . .Nov 7, 2012
- Some very naive comments about the Tea Party.Nov 7, 2012
- In the end, this was about Rupert Murdoch's choice of Roger Ailes to head his cable news channel. No single factor did more to destroy the GOP.Nov 17, 2012
- Nov 17, 2012