Say whatever you want, dream as you will, the Tea Party might play a bigger role in the 2014 elections than anyone actually thought they would. I said before that they might, and it seems now that we have seen the demise of Eric Cantor in the House that Republicans as well as Democrats could be facing some very serious challenges in this mid-term election cycle.
Many political pendants had predicted that the Tea Party would not amount too much after most americans saw the Tea Party Political Handbook. That is that the TP does not play politics by the standard ol’ style way of doing things in washington. They came to town, they saw, they did not like what they smelled, and decided that they would not cater to politics as usual. Then they proved their point by stalling the government, voting against anything that cost a dime, and when it was obvious that no one took them seriously, figuring they would be gone come November 2014, they shut down the government.
You see, while Republicans fight the Democrats and each other, and the Democrats fight the Republicans and each other, and seems to have successfully stalled government, The Tea Party comes along and said fine…..We’ll play by our rules. They have made them selves known, and returned home to find a constituency that agrees that Washington is long due for a change, and well….you see the results in Mr. Cantor and his surprising loss in W. Virginia.
Rush and the gang can say whatever. It was not money, it was not tactics, it was not some strong freight bound money machine that did Cantor in, it was Cantor himself, who felt the TP was no major threat. He figured that most of the state had these inexperienced wimps figured out. He never figured that the folks back home would vote against both standard parties and instead decide upon new blood, new politics, and posibley new rules.
So, now both the Dems and Repubs are is serious trouble, and don’t you listen to anyone telling you different. People are tired of the same ol’ program. OK, we go home tell the folks back there whatever it is they want to hear. Budda Boom….Budda Bang the idiots re-elect us and we return to Washington and do…… oh….we do whatever.
Both Democrats and Republicans feel the average voter is dumb and stupid. They will vote for the guy who tells them what they want to hear. They will vote for the guy who says he’s on their side, things are going to change. Hey… I seen the light. Well, I think the voter is no longer listening. The growing strength and popularity of the Tea Party is showing all across the country and that could mean serious change in Washington.
If the Tea Party can split the majority in both the House and Senate, then there will be serious issues at the dome. Stalemate, grid lock, and more stalling could be the order of the day. Just what the TP gang needs to really anger the voter, and then its a sweep in 2016 for The Tea Party.
Republicans who cater to old style wheeling and dealing, and call themselves conservative, seem to have been exposed, and Democrats who call themselves moderate seem to also have been exposed. No matter what they think, no matter what their pollsters try to tell them they better put their ear to the ground and listen to the drum beat back home, because if you ask a betting man………Things are about to change in Washington.
Granted, this thing ain’t over yet. The campaign is still in the early stage. the real slug fest has not yet begun. But then too we should consider that not long ago, I as well as the rest figured that after the conduct of the TP last November during the budget crisis, they had all but done themselves in. I ranted “I don’t care what you think or say, don’t care what your politics is….You still do not shut down the government”. Well, they got our attention didn’t they?
Now, Mr. Cantor is about to go home. Several states are up for grabs. This latest surprise defeat could very well add fuel to the Tea Party fire. This could be a freight train that can no longer be stopped.
Keep your ears on folks because if one thing is a sure bet……….This thing ain’t over ……Not by a long shot.
Have a good one!