Friday, October 15, 2010

Stop the Presses! NYT is Fair to Tea Parties in an Article

The New York Times has a sober, fair, reasonable, objective article on how the Tea Party candidates are doing in the midterm elections. There is no hyperventilating about racism, no wild charges of extremism and no talking down to the unwashed masses. Now that is news.
Enough Tea Party-supported candidates are running strongly in competitive and Republican-leaning Congressional races that the movement stands a good chance of establishing a sizable caucus to push its agenda in the House and the Senate, according to a New York Times analysis.

With a little more than two weeks till Election Day, 33 Tea Party-backed candidates are in tossup races or running in House districts that are solidly or leaning Republican, and 8 stand a good or better chance of winning Senate seats.
Read the rest here.

If you do read the whole article you get the distinct impression that the Tea Party movement has, on balance, helped rather than hurt the Republican Party and that the movement is made up of people who are buying into political activism for the long haul, getting involved in the nitty gritty of the political process, rather than standing outside the system criticizing and hurling invective. Sounds rather American of them, doesn't it?

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