Skip to comments.Look out establishment: It's not just tea partiers
Posted on 05/28/2010 10:25:12 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- Heads up, tea partiers. You're not the only angry outsiders making waves.
In state after state, voters are taking out their frustrations on the political establishment - and no place reflects the depth and diversity of their ire better than Arkansas.
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“This is an election like no other,” says Lt. Gov. Bill Halter, a union-backed candidate who has forced Democratic Sen. Blanche Lincoln into a June 8 runoff. “The game is changing.”
He should know.
Halter defied Arkansas’ wait-your-turn tradition and jumped into the primary against Lincoln, a 16-year veteran of Congress who is backed by President Barack Obama, Clinton and much of the state's political establishment. That left Halter with one ally inside the Democratic family (and, even then, from outside Arkansas): organized labor.
Looking to punish Lincoln for her less-than-perfect labor record - and put other moderate Democrats on notice - unions pumped a staggering $5 million into a campaign against her.”
I know of several people who voted in the Democrat primary just to shun Blanche. They will vote the same way in June. November will be a different story. ;0)
Fournier is a kook. He and the rest of the LameStream Media are trying to blunt the effect the Tea Party is having.
They will fail.
Good post! Very interesting article.
It captures the unrest on BOTH sides.
And yes, I think this does have a lot to do with Obama, who sold himself as a pig in a poke to the American people. Bush may have disappointed people, but at least he was earnest. Now we are looking at the worst domestic circumstances in maybe a generation, maybe two, and we find out we are being led by a nincompoop and a court full of jesters.
BE AFRAID ALL YOU POLS - BE VERY AFRAID!
Outsiders with a bag of unearned goodies have always been well received by a certain segment of Arkansans.