It's becoming increasing clear that Tom Friedman was right: the world is flat. In particular, the GOP intellectual world is now 'flat'. Two of their biggest requirements nowadays are the flat tax and the flat earth (temperature). Woe be to the candidate that fails either one.
Hot on the heels of a mendacious and incoherent ruling on the health care law, Judge Henry Hudson of Virginia was recently revealed to be personally profiting from his decision against individual mandates through Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli.
Following up on my last diary entry, where I indicated that at least a couple of teabagging candidates are headed for a likely defeat this November, more polling data has come to light. And it ain't good for the tea party. Rasmussen now has given Harry Reid a 2-point lead over Sharron Angle.
I believe I've discovered the expiration date for the distinctive 'Tea Party' style of politics: Tuesday, November 2, 2010. It is clear that the two most prominent Tea Party Senate candidates of this cycle, Sharron Angle in Nevada, and Rand Paul in Kentucky, are headed for very likely defeat, barring a scandal of epic proportions on the part of either Harry Reid or the Kentucky Democrat, Jack Conway.