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  •  And the south will rise again (3+ / 0-)
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    a2nite, JeffW, Phoenix Woman

    Lessons from 2010.

    The tea party is at least partially responsible for not gaining the senate, and definitely responsible for not have as large as possible majority in the House.

    The tea party will elect representatives that are not capable of achieving goals.  Obamacare is still the law of the land.  Military cuts are at level that left winger could never have dreamed of, and republicans are being blamed for taking Thanksgiving away from working families.  Thank the flying spaghetti monster.

    Ted Cruz is no longer the little darling of Texas moderates.

    Yes, what other gifts can the republicans give us in 2014.  More crackpots that will negotiate even more military budget  cuts?  Another shutdown that will give most federal employees a paid two week vacation but save us another two weeks of paying contractors?  Yippee.

    •  The Tea Party is why we kept the Senate in 2010 (4+ / 0-)

      That's what the media doesn't like to mention:  Tea Party candidates lost far more races than they won in 2010.

      They didn't do well in 2012, either.

      And they really didn't do well this year, even with it being an off-off-year election where the GOP usually wins because of low overall voter turnout.

      Visit http://theuptake.org/ for Minnesota news as it happens.

      by Phoenix Woman on Sun Dec 01, 2013 at 05:52:52 PM PST

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      •  Best case scenario, Tea Party gets us GA & KY (2+ / 0-)
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        MetroGnome, MichaelNY

        Even in the worse case scenario - say a 6 seat loss in 2014 - we can make it back in 2016, as long as we have a competent candidate and the rest of Obama's Presidency doesn't crater due to some unforseen event.

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