Skip to comments.Todd Akin a Tea Partyer? Not So Much.
Posted on 05/21/2014 4:13:24 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
Vox attempts to explain the media narrative of the daythat "the Tea Party will lose three primaries"but this is a subject that defies simple Voxplaining. Here was the original lede:
After some Twitter-shaming, the article has been edited and the "Tea Party" candidates are now called "right wing." That's a blander term that covers basically everyone who irritates the Republican Party's establishment. Still, the back-of-hand calculation that "the GOP would control the Senate today if not for the Tea Party" has never seemed right to me. Below, I've ranked the candidates mentioned by Vox. No. 5 had the least claim to be a Tea Party disaster; No. 1 had the most.
5. Todd Akin (Missouri). In no way was Akin a "Tea Party" candidate. Joel Gehrke has already done a great job of puncturing that myth, and shaming the people who believe it. Everyone forgets that the Tea Party was divided between former Treasurer Sarah Steelman (Sarah Palin, Mike Lee, Tea Party Express) and businessman John Brunner (FreedomWorks and the Chamber of Commerce).
(Excerpt) Read more at slate.com ...
An accurate article from Slate.... I’m surprised.
Speaking of Ken Buck, isn’t he running for a House seat right now? How is that going?
It is a safe district.
Well, thats one more conservative in the House at least.
Michael Medved still lies about him being tea party, during his anti-tea party hours.
Finally someone puts it in a nice package.
“”Let’s break that down. Had “the Tea Party” won in Missouri, the GOP likely would have gained a Senate seat. Had it lost in Indiana and Delaware, the GOP likely would have gained them. It’s a jump ball in Colorado and Nevadalet’s split the difference and say maybe Jane Norton would have eked it out. I’d say you can only blame “the Tea Party” for a net loss of two Senate seats since 2010. That’s a period during which it helped send Mike Lee, Ron Johnson, Pat Toomey, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, and Rand Paul to the upper Houseduring which “establishment” candidates like Denny Rehberg, Heather Wilson, Rick Berg, Josh Mandel, George Allen, Tommy Thompson, Carly Fiorina, and Dino Rossi totally failed to win seats.””
Brunner said he would support allowing citizenship for immigrants who serve in the U.S. military because of their service.
Brunner was talking illegals in this conversation.
“Finally someone puts it in a nice package”.
Yeah, this was a good piece. Amazed it ran in slate. Well, for sure none of the GOP-E sites would run such info!.
Todd Akin was not the Tea Party candidate in the Missouri Senate Race. He was the idiot candidate and he won the primary. Barack Obama was not the Progressive candidate in the Democrat Presidential primary, he was the idiot candidate and he became the President of the United States.
Idiots win elections. It’s not a good thing.
You are correct in every respect. Claire McCaskill, United State Senator (D) from Missouri.
One of the biggest lies pushed by the media was that Todd Akin was the Tea Party candidate. He was not!!
Sarah Steelman was the Tea Party candidate in that race. Akin was the Establishment-pick. And somehow the Tea Party gets blamed for his buffoonery??
Which explains the whole problem with the “Tea Party” moniker. We’ve allowed the Left to define what it is, in a manner that benefits them.
Tea Party is to the Left, what the Jews are to the Nazis. A convenient foil to create fear.......”The Tea Partier want to bring back slavery”, “They want gays back in the closet”, etc.
And nobody on our side can really articulate what the Tea Party stands for.
“And nobody on our side can really articulate what the Tea Party stands for.”
The modern Tea Party was started as a Tax-Enough-Already party. Anti-Big-Gubmint-Intrusion party. Gubmint-get-the-hell-out-of-our-lives party.
When the talk shifts to social issues like abortion and homo topics, or foreign topics like spreading freedom around the world, the anti-big-gubmint party sounds like a big gubmint party itself. Fair or not fair.
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