Tea Party good for Democrats?

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    Is the rise of tea party candidates causing a Democratic voter surge? It appears that the Democratic voters are taking notice of the policy issues of the Tea party and becoming concerned.
    According the the article a backalsh against the tea party may be behind the surge in some of the Democratic Senate candidates.

    Wouldn't it be strange that the Tea party causes the Senate to remain in Democratic hands where if they had not existed the Repubulicans would have retaken it. Political infighting in a party does have effects and this may be such a year. It alll depends on the turnout. Will the Democratic party get people out to vote? It looks like some who may have not voted are now planning to vote because of the Tea Party. Who knows this may even play into the House races although the repubs should take control of that.

    Going to be an interesting night.

    Tightening Senate races give pause to upbeat GOP - Yahoo! News
     
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    Dream on.. the leftist AP just doing their job for the Obama regime..but .. go ahead revel in delusions, I don't mind..
     
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    Seems this op-ed puts it in perspective, Senate or not, 218+ or not, tea parties win:

    Vodkapundit Handicapping the House – Quick & Dirty Edition

     
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    Gads.. the Tea Party sure gives the Democrats the Hebe Jebees. It's okay though, they're happier when their pissin and moanen..
     
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    This election cycle has been good, but I can't wait until the 2012 one. It's not just the Democrats who are a bit upset at this movement, and they are all perceptive to be concerned.
     
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    Gee what a surprise, win or lose CON$ always claim victory. CON$ claimed they won in 2006, remember?

    November 8, 2006
    RUSH: Republicans lost last night but conservatism did not, and that is, to me, one of the fundamental elements of last night's results. Conservatism did not lose; Republicans lost last night. In fact, Republicanism, being a political party first rather than an ideological movement, is what lost.

    There was conservatism yesterday in the election, and it was to be found on the Democratic side of the aisle.
    But conservatism won when it was tried yesterday. Conservatism won fairly big when it was tried
    Thomas Sowell put this very well. He said the latest example of "election fraud" is actually what the Democrats did. They nominated a bunch of moderate and conservative Democrats

    Only a Minor Earthquake
    By Charles Krauthammer
    Friday, November 10, 2006; Page A31

    This is not realignment. As has been the case for decades, American politics continues to be fought between the 40-yard lines. The Europeans fight goal line to goal line, from socialist left to ultra-nationalist right. On the American political spectrum, these extremes are negligible. American elections are fought on much narrower ideological grounds. In this election the Democrats carried the ball from their own 45-yard line to the Republican 45-yard line.

    The fact that the Democrats crossed midfield does not make this election a great anti-conservative swing. Republican losses included a massacre of moderate Republicans in the Northeast and Midwest. And Democratic gains included the addition of many conservative Democrats, brilliantly recruited by Rep. Rahm Emanuel with classic Clintonian triangulation. Hence Heath Shuler of North Carolina, antiabortion, pro-gun, anti-tax -- and now a Democratic House member.

    The result is that both parties have moved to the right. The Republicans have shed the last vestiges of their centrist past, the Rockefeller Republicans. And the Democrats have widened their tent to bring in a new crop of blue-dog conservatives.
     
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    The result is that both parties have moved to the right. The Republicans have shed the last vestiges of their centrist past, the Rockefeller Republicans. And the Democrats have widened their tent to bring in a new crop of blue-dog conservatives.


    I found this comical. That suddenly the democrats are willing to open the tent. The past legislative sessions disproves this premise. But hey it sure does sound good.
     
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    .....Seeing-as-how 'Baggers are so-much-more accomplished at delusions.....​

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