Not His Cup of Tea

The dust hasn’t yet settled from Tuesday’s midterm elections—and conservative blogger Erick Erickson, the managing editor of Red State, has already compiled a list of “potential tea party targets” he’d like to see swept from the Senate. The REPUBLICANS on Erickson’s hit list are all up for re-election in 2012. They include Olympia Snowe of Maine, Orrin Hatch of Utah, Bob Corker of Tennessee, and Richard Lugar of Indiana—all Republicans, as Sam Stein wrote in a piece for Huffington Post, “with a penchant for working in a bipartisan fashion.” Erickson is hoping to find candidates who will challenge the incumbents on his list in primaries in the hopes of “improving” the Senate GOP.  

What I found particularly interesting was the inclusion of Senator Scott Brown of Massachusetts on Erickson’s list. Not so long ago Brown was a Tea Party darling. He had done something that seemed like a miracle to people and pundits alike. Brown had beaten Democrat Martha Coakley in a 2010 special election to serve the remainder of the term vacated by the death of liberal icon Ted Kennedy in one of the bluest of blue states.

In his Huffington Post piece, Stein also said: “Erickson’s site is a hub for Tea Party theology and was one of the earlier indicators of the wave that would define the just-completed cycle. So his inclusion of Brown is noteworthy, not just in what it potentially foreshadows but also because it is an indication of how dispirited conservatives are with the man they helped elect.”

 It looks as if Democrats aren’t the only ones that the Tea Partiers will be targeting for removal from political office come 2012. Fasten your seatbelts, R & D, it’s going to be a bumpy night!

Source: Red State 

Huffington Post 

– Elaine Magliaro, Guest Blogger

7 thoughts on “Not His Cup of Tea”

  1. BTW:

    Results Cheered in China And Israel, Rued in Russia

    Global observers broadly concurred Wednesday that Republicans’ midterm election gains would plunge President Barack Obama deep into a domestic political fracas—a looming distraction that cheered China and parts of Israel, disheartened much of Asia and Russia and raised little response in war-torn Iraq and Afghanistan.

    The results contrasted starkly with the 2008 U.S. presidential election, which elevated the first African-American to the White House and was viewed from the U.K. and Germany to Africa as a watershed political moment.

    Republicans’ recapture of the House “confirmed that Obama’s election wasn’t the deeply transformative moment in American politics that many Europeans hoped it would be,” said Thomas Klau of the European Council on Foreign Relations in Paris.

    The question internationally was whether the prospect of fresh domestic battles would affect international U.S. initiatives such as shoring up ties with Asian nations and attempting to “reset” relations with Russia.

  2. anon nurse:

    “After the election, an economic turnaround? Just in time to offer no help for beleaguered Democrats, a new batch of economic data suggests brighter days ahead”

    I saw a similar forecast myself,but don’t worry the people will definitely see who’s responsible for that,for no compromise at any cost will rear its ugly head very quickly.

    But what gets me the most irritated is when people say well the president had (2) years to get this all straightened out,What?

    Well the incoming house majority has that same (2) years and they better come in ready to get results,just sit back and enjoy the show.

  3. Hasn’t Lugar already announced he is retiring? Oh well, another ‘victory’ for the Tea Party. Now they can claim they forced him to retire…even though his announcement was several months ago.

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