Thursday, May 22, 2014
Republicans ARE the Tea Party
Jon Stewart notes that mainstream Republicans are trying to purge themselves of the Tea Party influence, since the latter has lost most of its once considerable regressive support. As but one example, Senate minority leader McConnell faced a Tea Party candidate in his Republican State primary Tuesday and defeated him roundly. But how did he do it? By espousing every single Tea Party platitude available. Basically the Republican Party IS the Tea Party now, this being but one of several examples of how the Party has gone so far right it's over the cliff.