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'In the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.'
- Abraham Lincoln -

Monday, October 22, 2012

A Tea Party Scorecard

From Joe Scarborough?

Yup.

"The truth about the tea party."
Let’s simply review how terrible the Tea Party has been for the GOP.
— They energized a conservative movement battered by eight years of bloated Republicanism,
— they shocked the political world by taking Ted Kennedy’s seat,
— they put Obama Democrats in a constant defensive crouch,
— they led the resistance against Obamacare,
— they helped bring about the largest legislative landslide in U.S. history in 2010,
— they grabbed six seats in the U.S. Senate that year,
— they helped elect six governors,
— they helped win 700 seats in state legislatures, and
— helped elect a Republican majority that included the largest number of Republicans elected since 1946.
Most importantly:

"With a track record like that, the Republican Party had better watch their backs. If this trend keeps up, they may just win the White House and the Senate."

Present tense.  Future tense.

The Tea Party thrives.

And has a lot of trophies on the wall - already - to prove it.