Aside from the double entendre in the title, why is the media lying about the GOP re-taking power in November?
Here’s the story that Democrats will be rejoicing over today: Vaughn Ward, a National Republican Congressional Committee “Young Gun” candidate, lost his congressional primary in Idaho. It doesn’t look good to have a touted candidate (“Young Guns” qualify by reaching fundraising benchmarks) go down in flames, but Ward had his problems, most notably having lifted parts of a speech from President Obama. Sarah Palin had endorsed him before all this happened, but the group Tea Party Express–which is making waves by propelling Nevada Senate candidate Sharron Angle, and whose chairman recently offered a tongue-in-cheek apology for smearing Muslims on his blog (yes, the term “Monkey god” was used)–has, to the surprise of some, endorsed Democrat Walt Minnick, who now seems to have a much better shot at winning than he did last week.
The teabaggers are already seen as extremists by the American public. Sarah Palin is a punch line. 30 years of “Reaganomics” hasn’t been fixed in a year and a half, but things are looking better and consumer confidence is up.