If you believe in the old adage that "politics makes strange bedfellows," then you'd be hard pressed not to agree that the Teabaggers are the bedbugs of the political world.
John Boehner looks to be the next Speaker of the House, but he's in for the Ride of His Life when the newly elected Tea Party Crowd gets to Washington. He'll be in for a rip-roaring (hilarious to watch) time as he tries to herd the political neophytes into line and get them to behave like real Republicans. Just watch as newly elected Senator Rand Paul starts making suggestions on where to save money in the budget by selling off some of our nation's greatest (and most expensive) national treasures. Who needs a bunch of old junk lying around the Smithsonian anyway?
Sound ridiculous to you? Well, it's no more strange than the crowd of Teabaggers who were elected this past Tuesday. I'll be especially interested to see if the Republican leadership can get these guys to roll over and play dead on all of their "do or die" issues. Will they continue to call for the abolition of Social Security, the Dept. of Education, Medicare, etc? Or will they form a de facto third party within the Republican Party, which will buck the leadership on a whole host of fiscal and social measures coming up before the next Congress?
Chances are they'll just be seduced by the Professionals in Washington, and be kicked out of office in a few years.