No one can any longer say the Tea Party is all bad:
MITCH MCCONNELL URGED BY TEA PARTY TO STEP ASIDE IN 2014
The Huffington Post | By Mollie Reilly | 07/02/2013
A tea party-affiliated group is urging Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to bow out of his reelection bid next year against Democratic rival Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, citing concerns with the longtime senator's electability.
Matt Hoskins, the Senate Conservatives Fund's executive director, told the Washington Post Tuesday that McConnell isn't a strong enough candidate to face off against Grimes and that it may be time for him to "pass the torch."
“Mitch McConnell is now the least electable Republican senator running for reelection in 2014,” Hoskins said. "He could lose this race and cost Republicans the majority. He needs to consider whether it might be time to hang it up.”
The Senate Conservatives Fund is a political action committee launched by former Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) prior to the 2010 elections.
Last month, the PAC swiped McConnell over the Senate's comprehensive immigration reform bill, mounting a $50,000 television and radio ad campaign attacking the Republican for supporting "amnesty" for undocumented immigrants.
Grimes, who assumed office in 2012, announced Monday that she would challenge McConnell in next year's Senate race. She is the only Democrat to jump in the race so far.
A poll conducted in May by the Senate Majority PAC, a Democratic super PAC, showed McConnell and Grimes tied in a hypothetical matchup.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
JOHN YARMUTH: 'WE KNOW' MITCH MCCONNELL IS 'SCARED TO DEATH' ABOUT ALISON LUNDERGAN GRIMES
The Huffington Post | By Chris Gentilviso | 07/04/2013
Three days after Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes announced her run for U.S. Senate, the Bluegrass State's only Democratic congressperson believes her incumbent rival is already loaded with fear.
Rep. John Yarmuth (D-Ky.) appeared on MSNBC Thursday morning, claiming Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is "scared to death" about the prospect of losing to Grimes.
“They’re showing how much fear they have about this race because our airwaves are already crammed with negative ads," Yarmuth said, according to Politico. “We know he’s scared to death.”
McConnell's team released a bizarre web video after her announcement, loaded with how Grimes' last name rhymes with things. Back in late May, Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling found McConnell in a then-hypothetical tie with Grimes.
Grimes stands as the first Democrat to challenge McConnell's 2014 reelection bid. Actress Ashley Judd had seriously considered entering the ring, but announced in late March that she decided against it. Judd endorsed Grimes on Tuesday, expressing how she was "thrilled" and "ready to fight" for the Democrat.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
Elk - the really sad or scary thing (depending on your view point) is that this nut bag is so far right and the Tea Baggies want someone even further to the right as him. He goes any further to the right he'd run into lefties like Blue. No wonder we are totally screwed up in the country.
See your point, not but I have a different perspective on it. Ever since the Tea Party came into existence they have been trashed by both parties Both the Dems and Repubs have had total control for so long and will not easily give it up. How do you get along with a power elite who disrespects you and relegates you to a position of nothingness. After all, the people voted for the Tea Party candidates and they did save the House for the Repubs in 2010. However, they are still considered a threat to the status quo ergo, they reap all this hate. Your suggestion of a third party is well taken. I've been saying that for years and I believe it would be good for the country. However, I have no doubt the present power structure would fight it tooth and nail.
Not, you can't blame the Tea Party for screwing up the country. They didn't vote for Obama.
As I see it, they want a balanced budget and a government that will stand by our founding principles.
What's wrong with that?