Re: Tea Party forces primary for Hatch
Wrong again Galen. Over 32% of Tea Partiers won in last Congressional races. That's
1 of 3 candidates for a first time party. Not bad. They had 5 winners in the Senate out
of 11 candidates. They simply didn't have enough attractive candidates to win any
more but again not bad. Here's a break down of their winners.
The Senate's easy to break down: The five winners were Pat Toomey, Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, Ron Johnson, and Mike Lee; losers were Christine O'Donnell, Sharron Angle, John Raese, and Ken Buck. The race with Joe Miller in Alaska remains undecided
Tea Party cost them Delaware and Nevada with Angle losing to Reid who
was behind by 20 pts at one point but how do you blame them for losing the Senate? There
were 11 seats up and right now they still need 12 for control so the Tea Party didn't cost
them full control, maybe two that I know of and we can get picky with Nevada.
We had a poster here at the time posting from Nevada who is a black jack dealer out there
and he said all the casino unions forced their employees to vote for Dirty Harry. he also
got money from the big magnate out there that just gave $5M to Newt a couple of months
He also rigged all the voting machines with only his name only the ballot. Sure, Angle gave
him an opening when she was vs Soc Sec but that's their platform but if you want to say
the Tea Party cost them Nevada and Delaware go ahead but not much more.
Hell, the Tea Party didn't even catch on here as their candidate only got 38% of the primary
vs Ehrlich the liberal but that was more than ever before and he'll be back.
They cost them Delware with O'Donnell.
Alaska was still GOP. However McAdams didn't have a chance before the 3 way race.
So It seems the GOP lost at least 2 senate races because tea party candidates made the GOP less appealing to voters.
Were the races where the establishment GOP candidate was going to lose the senate race but the tea party candidate won? Would Kentucky still have gone GOP if Paul hadn't won the nomination? Would Wisconsin still be a Feingold state if the tea party candidate hadn't won?
Rubio won in his 3 way race. So the battle between the tea party & GOP didn't make a difference anymore than it did in Alaska.
Even Galen's liberal CBS News says there's no way of telling if the TP cost GOP the
election. Besides, it was their very
first election and they did even better than they thought they would and will do even
better now picking up at least 8 more seats in the Senate.
Last edited by AirFlacco; 04-22-2012 at 01:21 PM.
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