Sunday, September 19, 2010

Tea Party euphoria meets reality

The Tea Party group has gotten the most attention of any political group this election season. It's not surprising to those of us with any degree of logic that like all political parties/ideologies, there will be some who are pretty far out there...

Yet, the painting of the brush to include all with one -- continues...CNN focuses on what it calls a tea party fall out. This is not the first time it's been predicted the tea party would implode. It's actually grown since then, which makes me wonder if some of the people polled who claim they are associated with it, are just doing so because it appears to be the popular anti-establishment stance to take, as opposed to really understanding what it is that the group believes/supports.

Part of the CNN story focuses on the whole witchcraft thing referenced below:
O'Donnell added to such concerns by canceling previously agreed-to interviews on "FOX News Sunday" and the CBS program "Face the Nation," deciding instead to make appearances in Delaware.
Bob Schieffer, the host of the CBS program, said on air that O'Donnell's representatives denied she withdrew because of videotape released over the weekend showing her talking about dabbling in witchcraft.
Whatever the reason, O'Donnell continued to serve as a lightning rod for analysis of the influence of the Tea Party movement. She was given little chance of defeating Castle, but received late support from former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as well as Tea Party money, and pulled off the upset.
Now the 11-year-old "witchcraft" video and others becoming public are reinforcing the image preferred by Democrats of O'Donnell as an unknown, untested and risky candidate.

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