Lovin the Tea Party Tonight

September 15th, 2010

Wow. When I posted about Delaware’s Senate Race last night, I didn’t actually think that Delaware Republicans would send their previous governor (who was given a 94% chance of winning the Senate Seat vs. the Democratic nominee) packing for a tea party also-ran who doesn’t seem to have a real job, lied about her eduation, has been accused of using campaign funds to pay her rent and thinks that lots of people are out to get her.

America, meet the new Sharron Angle.

May be too early to say right now, but by taking a sure winner out and replacing him with someone who is running a good 26 points behind, the Republicans sure look like they may have blown their chances at taking the Senate.

Assuming that Delaware doesn’t flip, the Republicans will need to pull an inside straight, winning all of the close races as well as taking seats from incumbents in normally reliably blue states like Washington, California and Wisconsin.

The possibilities that the party would quikly coalesce around O’Donnell seems to have faded, with Mike Castle saying that he did not plan to endorse her and Karl Rove basically ripping her a new one on Fox (much to Hannity’s chagrin). As Rove noted, Republicans  were looking at 8-9 pickups in the Senate, now it looks more like 7-8 seats.

In addition to the O’Donnell fiasco, New York Republicans also nominated a teabagger for Governor who floated a plan to convert some prisons to dorms for welfare recipients who could then be taught hygiene at the prisons. Also, a veritable treasure trove of racist and pornographic e-mails that he apparently sent to close to his entire mailbox is now available for public perusal (warning–not for modest eyes).

In a funny sidenote, I actually recognized some of those e-mails, but in my defense, I was the forwardee, not the forwarder…and I’m not asking for your vote for New York Governor as the nominee of the “family values party.”

Anyway, many more layers of this onion to peel, but in all a pretty good night for the Dems in what is turning out to be an increasingly bizzare election year.

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One Response to “Lovin the Tea Party Tonight”

  1. Pam Spiszman Says:

    Paladino is a disgrace to humanity. That the GOP voted for him is a tribute to their ignorance!