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Thursday, September 16, 2010

The Company They Don't Keep

The Republican Party has been taking it on the chin recently for its churlish reaction to recent defeats of party-approved candidates by the Tea Partiers; Karl Rove in particular has been excoriated for his trashing of Delaware Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell after her upset victory over Michael Castle, a long-time party hack. Castle himself has graciously refused to endorse her.

Tea Partiers, however, instead of decrying poor-sport whining mainstream Republicans should bow their heads in grateful thanks, for they have received a great gift. The abnegation of the Tea Party and its goals of substantially smaller and limited government, something most Americans whole-heartedly support, by Republican leadership removes a great liability from Tea Partiers: their party's being associated by the Democrats with Republican leadership. And the Democrats won't have Karl Rove to kick around either (not that anyone cares).

UPDATE: Thank you John Kerry!

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