Monday, January 25, 2010

Tea Party Challenges to the GOP

According to the Washington Post, for the 5th district, “Republican leaders in Virginia are backing a moderate state lawmaker, Sen. Robert Hurt, whose record enrages many conservatives, including a disparate band of Tea Party activists. To them, Hurt is not a real conservative because of his past support for tax increases, and they’re promising a third-party challenge if he wins the nomination.” This is fascinating. The Tea party is really an insurrection that takes no prisoners including moderately conservative Republicans. The Post says that “At least five distinct Tea Party organizations have formed across the 5th District.” This means it is a local uprising, a band of “war lords” fighting for power and purity. It’s not a disciplined strategic more

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