Skip to comments.John Kerry bitter as Tea Party gains steam [Schadenfreude!!]
Posted on 09/15/2010 10:05:51 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
U.S. Sen. John Kerry yesterday mocked Republicans as Sarah Palins party even as the New Hampshire Senate candidate she backed claimed victory in Tuesdays primary and a Tea Party favorite emerged as the GOPs best hope to break the Democratic stranglehold on the Bay State delegation.
I think the Tea Party couldnt ask for any better publicity than to be denounced by a millionaire who dodges paying taxes on his yacht, said conservative gadfly Glenn Reynolds of Instapundit.
Kerry seized on a Republican rift following Tea Party victories across the country - among them, Palins chosen radical rightwing candidate GOP U.S. Senate nominee Christine ODonnell, who triumphed in Delaware over establishment Republican Mike Castle.
The news from Delaware is crystal clear: Its Sarah Palins party now, Kerry wrote in a fund-raising e-mail titled Delawow! distributed yesterday. We have to fight back. Click here to contribute right now to make sure we defeat the Tea Party extremists.
But conservative Washington observers said Republicans will get the last laugh come November.
Kerry is the guy whose political instincts are always wrong. This guys presidential campaign was a punch line, Reynolds said. To call the Tea Party extremists is a joke.
GOP analysts reveled in big conservative wins Tuesday, including Kelly Ayotte - graced by Palin with one of her coveted mama grizzly endorsements - who snatched a primary victory over Tea Party favorite Ovide Lamontagne.
Among GOP challengers to the Bay States all-Democrat congressional delegation, Republican state Rep. Jeff Perry - beloved by local Tea Partiers - is given more than a fighting chance of winning the seat being vacated by Democratic U.S. Rep. William Delahunt.
National Republican Congressional Committee spokesman Tory Mazzola said the party is poised to come to the aid of Perry with fund-raising help and volunteers.
What you see from Democrats are blatant attempts to distract voters from their partisan, big government agenda in Washington instead of focusing on the issues, Mazzola said.
Delahunt also sought to highlight the GOP infighting yesterday - painting Democrat William Keating as more attractive to the districts conservative base.
To call Jeff Perry a traditional Republican I think is hyperbole. Hes embraced the Tea Party, Delahunt said at a rally yesterday for Keating in Plymouth. What I see right now is the emergence of two Republican parties. I think Bill Keating will have a strong appeal to traditional Republicans.
Conservative blogger William Jacobson of Legal Insurrection said Democrats have sought to demonize Tea Party candidates and their supporters going back to Scott Browns upstart campaign - and its backfired.
They may think its funny and a cute tactic now, but they will regret it ultimately, Jacobson said.
Massachusetts Republican Party chair Jennifer Nassour chimed in: Kerry may laugh now, but the Isabels skipper will be crying when the GOP breaks the Democrats choke hold on Capitol Hill.
Meanwhile, ODonnells win sparked fireworks yesterday between two of the GOPs heaviest hitters: Karl Rove and Rush Limbaugh. Rove, who had opposed ODonnell, lashed out at her and Limbaugh quickly hit back.
Why is he so mad at a Republican? Limbaugh said. Where was this anger directed at a Democrat ever?
And rumor has it that Kerry is going to replace Hillary at State?
Sure, that’ll win us friends and allies everywhere.
Didn’t John Kerry serve in Vietnam?
I thought I heard that somewhere...
The independents are realizing the mistake they made in voting “against” Palin.
When Kerry is bitter, something is going right in the political world.
Is he actually wrong here? Works for me. And she didn't even fight in Vietnam.
No, but her son fought in Iraq. And i don’t think he threw any medals over a fence or hobnobbed with Jane Fonda and the Weather Underground, either.
At least the Dems are showing some progress. It only took two years, but Axelrod and Barry have finally come up with a new strategy. They must have updated the standard teleprompter speeches and bullet point talking point memo by just replacing “Bush” with “Palin” and “Cheney” with “Boehner.” Kerry is executing as well as he did in 2004 when he spent his Presidential campaign windsurfing in a rubber unitard.
It is so wonderful to watch them squirm.
When it comes to Sara Palin, John Kerry is just givinging in to cajone-envy.
Yeah, Lurch served Ho Chi Minh in Vietnam. Now he should stuff a sock in it and minimize further embarrassment to the Demonratic Party.
Who cares anyway?
Good question. I guess Rove won't be behind the Golden Mike at EIB for a while.
What a great line!