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    This should send the usual suspect Anti-Tea Party nutters into a tizzy.


    In case you’re keeping track, the supposedly sleepy and deflated tea party has been racking up the score against liberal foes and establishment Republicans over the past couple of months.

    For more than a year, as the tea partiers reorganized and regrouped following the 2010 elections, an evolution has been taking place. The hundreds of local groups that still exist across America are becoming more substantive, more strategic and more organized. The tea party is growing up and as a result it remains a potent political force not just against liberal forces but as an accountability mechanism for a GOP that has too often underwhelmed the conservative grassroots. Just ask the soon-to-be former senator from Indiana.

    Dick Lugar had a long and storied career in public service, rising from school board to one of the longest-serving members of the Senate. He won re-election time and time again despite continuously distancing himself from his constituents. Why? Because he could get away with it — until he went head to head with the tea party.

    Lugar’s disconnect from Indiana voters was punctuated by his increasingly Beltway-centric lifestyle and worldview. He co-sponsored the DREAM Act and helped lead the fight for the New START treaty, just to name a few of the egregious cases. Lugar’s Ruling Class sense of entitlement caused him to understand the threats too late. While he had a sizable war chest, he started campaigning late, resorting to thin character attacks on his opponent. More importantly, over the past several years, he virtually ignored the local grassroots and tea party members, though he did take the time to tell the tea party to “get real” about START. They did “get real” with Lugar when they came out in force and sent a message not just to Lugar, but to every Republican who takes their support for granted. The score in the GOP Senate primary race: roughly 60%-40% for the tea party-supported candidate, Richard Mourdock.

    In Nebraska, Attorney General Jon Bruning was supposed to win his Senate primary in a walk. But...

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    Counting your chickens before they hatch, eh? It's not a win until the election. If the GOP loses any one of those seats, it's a loss for everyone.

    Right now, Mourdock and his Democratic opponent are neck and neck in the polls.

    ETA: I find it funny they are giving a primary win to Cruz in Texas when he hasn't won yet. So they really are counting their chickens before they hatch!
     
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    Yes, i am counting my chickens. These are already big victories. The Big Government Globalist weeding-out process is well underway. The Old-Guard Neocons are beginning to get their asses kicked. And that's fantastic for the Republican Party. It's a start. I hope it continues.
     
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    I agree. There is no point to get ahead of ourselves. Pride comes before the fall. We need to humble ourselves befor God and man and just point the work in. Nothing i guaranteed otherwise.
     
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    I hear ya, but these are already big victories. The Old-Guard Big Government Globalists are starting to fall. And that's great news for the Republican Party. It really is a new beginning.
     
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    We could as easily go the way of Greece.

    As we see from many of the posters in here, much of the public feels they are entitled and are militant about their right to gubmint dependency.
    The rabid freeloaders are not going to give up their free stuff anytime soon, and they vote.
     
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    Yeah, the Entitlement/Takers are beginning to outnumber the Producers/Givers. We're dangerously close to a tipping-point. It's very sad.
     
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    Doesn't matter how big the victories are of the battles if we end up losing the war in the end.
     
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    I'll take what i can get at this point. First the Big Government Globalists in the Republican Party, then the Big Government Globalists in the Democratic Party. First things first. Gotta clean up the Republican Party and then move onto defeating the Democratic Party. And that weeding-out process has begun. So i'm gonna enjoy these victories. It's a start.
     
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    4? More like 14!

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