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  •  Some of the Tea Party people were just old (1+ / 0-)
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    time Republicans looking for a new lease on life. Clif Stearns in Florida was one such. He got eliminated in the primary by a maverick Republican for the simple reason that Democrats never proposed a credible alternative.

    Two real Tea Baggers in New Hampshire should be on your list. While Charlie Bass, who was elected in 2010 with Koch Bros. help, had held the seat before and got a second chance because the Democrat had senatorial ambitions, both he and Frank Guinta were TPers who got retired in 2012.
    NH is evidence of what Democrats can do when they get their act together.

    Republicans cater to their base in the primaries, giving them a choice. Democrats expect their base to support whomever the party has endorsed. Then they are surprised when the Democratic base stays home.

    We organize governments to deliver services and prevent abuse.

    by hannah on Mon Dec 31, 2012 at 05:17:45 AM PST

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