Tea Party Ted Cruz Wins in Texas

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    Tea Party candidate and lawyer Ted Cruz has beaten establishment Republican David Dewhurst in a primary to fill the Senate seat vacated by Kay Bailey Hutchinson. Could this be a further bell weather signalling that the Tea Party and the grass roots movement to remove Republican incumbents out of sync with the base is still going strong?
     
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    "Out of Sink?" LOL...

    I hope so. The more divided the GOP becomes, the better it is for the modreates/liberals left in the GOP and otherwise. The Country is a center-right country in some parts and center-left in others. As the GOP splits, it's power (or more correctly perceived power) becomes split as well.

    Good news. Dewhurst losing is likely the first in many dominoes that will fall in states that have been infected with this virus.

    As with all infections; the infection is alleviated or eventually the host dies. Both are wins for the voices of moderation.
     
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    Ha-haaaa! Thanks for that observation. I will correct now.
     
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    You talk like that's a good thing.
     
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    It's just news that is important, since the topic of the Tea Party being in demise is often brought up here. This win then needs to be explained.
     
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    I think the word you are looking for is "Decline", not "Demise".

    And no, I don't think it's in either. What I do think is that it is pulling the GOP so far to the right that most Americans don't recognize it anymore.

    In 2006, I voted for Peter Roskam over Tammy Duckworth, who I thought was an oppurtunist. After redistricting, I'm now in Joe Walsh's district where he's facing off against Duckworth. I will probably vote for Duckworth this time, not because I think she's going to be a great congresswoman, but because Walsh is such a vile creature he embarrasses me merely by being in Congress.
     
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    Gotcha. "Decline" would have been the better word.
     
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    I hope this doesn't turn into another Sharon Angle situation where the Tea Party candidate ends up assuring a Democrat win.
     

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