The Tea Party will dominate
It appears that Michele Bachmann has recovered from her mixup with the boorish Senator “Benedict” Arlen Specter, and in this clip she speaks a good portion of truth.
O’Reilly: “Will the Tea Party people become the dominant force in the Republican Party?”
Bachmann: “Oh, I think they will, and if the Republican Party is smart, they will embrace the Tea Party movement.”
Representative Bachmann is 100% correct on this, and so-called “moderates” had best beware, if they try to demonize, or in the very least, try to ignore us, they do so at their own peril.
I heard some commentary today on one local radio show regarding the fading support for Governor Charlie Crist versus newcomer (and Tea Party favorite) Marco Rubio. The gist of the discussion was that right-wing “wingnuts” might mess up the election for Crist. Sorry, but Crist is doing a fine job of doing that for himself, via his support for Carbon Cap and Trade, the Obama Stimulus, and Florida’s own version of Light rail.
A New Quinnepiac poll has Rubio in the lead, 47-44.
And to add insult to injury (who are Crist’s political advisors, anyway?) Crist is talking about meeting Obama for what would appear to be a campaign stop:
Gov. Charlie Crist, who has been taking a steady pounding for his “man hug” with President Obama in Fort Myers last February, says he may be with the president again at the University of Tampa Thursday when the president may announce a major award of high-speed rail money for Florida — money that state officials say will create thousands of new jobs. …
“Currently, I have plans to be in Tampa on Thursday for the Board of Governors (meeting). We’re going to announce the new membership. If we can work it out logistically, I will be with him,” Crist said.
Ok, so you don’t much like those nutty tea party people, but haven’t you noticed President Obama’s track record on destroying Democratic candidates? If I were able to have a heart-to-heart with Crist, my first question would be, “Are you crazy?”.
Run from the hand of Death, my friend, don’t shake it.