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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.

Originally posted to Britethorn on Fri Nov 05, 2010 at 11:34 AM PDT.

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  •  Tip Jar (4+ / 0-)
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    John Kramer Skokie, IL

    by Britethorn on Fri Nov 05, 2010 at 11:34:07 AM PDT

    •  You bet! (0+ / 0-)

      Well, of course they will.  The Baggers are intellectual dwarfs with no ideas other than their own.  That's all they have.  Governing a nation isn't even on their radar.  This is self-service in its most virulent form.

      John Boner is such a weak-minded person that he will be confused, then lash out at the baggers.  They will rebel and we'll see the electorate get screwed out of still more representation, whichever their persuasion.  

      Then, the electorate will lurch back to the left and the cycle will repeat until the captains of industry have completed the purchase of Congress and the Supreme Court.  Say goodnight Gracie.

      "Have a beginner's mind at all times, for a beginner knows nothing and learns all while a sophisticate knows all and learns nothing." - Suzuki

      by dolfin66 on Fri Nov 05, 2010 at 12:54:51 PM PDT

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