Saturday, July 14, 2012

Is the Tea Party going to cost the Republicans a Senate seat pick-up...again?

Wisconsin Senator Herb Kohl (D) is retiring. So there is an open race to fill his seat. For the Democrats, the nominee will be the Congresswoman who currently represents Wisconsin's 2nd district, Tammy Baldwin.

There is primary race taking place to chose her Republican challenger. Since former WI Governor Tommy Thompson put his hat in the ring, everyone has assumed that he would not only be the Republican nominee, but that he would likely do a good job of challenging Baldwin.

Things got a little complicated on that road to Oz!

Thompson is going to have to get by 3 challengers to win the nomination - Eric Hovde, Mark Newman and Jeff Fitzgerald. Earlier this week, Public Policy Polling found Hovde leading Thompson 31-29.
It's the Tea Party putting Hovde over the top. Non-Tea Party Republicans split evenly between Hovde and Thompson at 31%, but Tea Partiers give Hovde an 18 point advantage at 39-21.
And then a couple of days later, the tea party group FreedomWorks endorsed Hovde.

While its true that Hovde is no Christine O'Donnell (hasn't claimed to have dabbled in witchcraft...yet), he's likely getting some traction for these remarks during a Q&A at a Chamber of Commerce event where he was stressing his concern about the national debt.
I see a reporter here. I just pray that you start writing about these issues. I just pray. Stop always writing about, ‘Oh, the person couldn’t get, you know, their food stamps or this or that.’ You know, I saw something the other day — it’s like, another sob story, and I’m like, ‘But what about what’s happening to the country and the country as a whole?’ That’s going to devastate everybody.
Sob stories my ass!!!!! I guess we can take it for granted that Hovde's never been hungry or had to struggle to feed his kids.

But just like the Republican presidential primary, I won't claim to have a dog in this race. What I will do is continue to document the chaos the Republicans unleashed on themselves when they empowered the extremist wingnut base of their party.


  1. It's not up to other peoples hard earned money they pay in taxes to put food on your table. It's up to you. Farmers during the depression found ways to feed their families without the liberal nanny state redistributing income from those who work for it to those who do not. Why is it all these so called "poor" people still have televisions, Iphones and Air Jordan shoes? Its because they know if they vote for Democrats, the government tit won't let them down.

  2. To slightly modify a passage from the post.....

    "So called 'poor' people my ass!!!!! I guess we can take it for granted that Anonymous (above) has never been hungry or had to struggle to feed his kids."

    A perfect example of the dumbass teabagger mentality that will, likely enough, lose this Senate seat for the Republicans.

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  4. Yep, I deleted your last 2 ignorant insulting comments anonymous.

    If you want to engage here - think about how you can do so without sounding like such a prick.

    1. Typical leftist. Cannot debate the facts so they shut you up instead. Delete this too you whiney Marxist. How are going to delete losing the white house, senate and house in 2012?

    2. When/if you present some actual facts...we'll talk.

      Keep up the ignorance and insults - you bet, I'll delete your ass.