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  •  i note that all but two of them are in reliably (3+ / 0-)

    GOP states/districts. this won't change in 2014, absent some off-year redistricting. however, what will change, inexorably, is the death of their demographic.

    the "Tea Party" consists, almost in its entirety, of old, angry, white, southern, fundie christians, who hate everyone who isn't them. they are the "hoverround brigade" of song & story, the "keep government out of my social security/medicare/medicaid" idiots, that the rest of us just stare at in astonishment. the good news is, they are, quite literally, a dying breed. the bad news is, they vote, all the time, because, well, they don't have much else to do. they practically mainline FOX, rush, glen, coulter, et al, and believe, without question or reservation, everything these people tell them, regardless of how ridiculous it is. a black, male teenager, armed to the teeth, is hiding behind every bush, ready to pounce and steal their social security checks. illegal immigrant hordes are flooding into their neighborhoods, demanding to do yard work for a dollar a day!

    again, fortunately, they are dying off. another election or two, and they'll be pretty much a spent force, and the freedomworks funded, astroturf tea party will shrivel up and die, just like its members.

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