Tea Party Defines Losing as Winning
O'Donnell may in fact win. By November, the Democrats might be in such bad odor with the public that a pie-eyed prostitute, much less a prevaricating lightweight, could get elected in opposition to a Democrat. But chances are O'Donnell will be slaughtered and the likelihood of a GOP takeover of the Senate -- already a long shot -- will go down the tubes.
Yes, but the tea party people stuck it to the establishment. They woke up the elites. They put the fear of God into McConnell. They made Boehner wet his pants.
They sent a message!
Is it a good thing that the GOP establishment got pwned? Or that a bucket of cold water was tossed on the sleeping elites? Or that Mitch McConnell and John Boehner lost control of their bodily functions and now know the real meaning of electoral fear? Sure it is. But how that relates to winning, governing, and stopping the far left schemes of Obama and the Democrats is sort of murky.
It is known that the tea party desires change in Washington. They should be congratulated. Thanks to their efforts, Obama will more than likely continue to bring the kind of change to America that will keep them coming out in their hundreds of thousands for the foreseeable future.
But who cares about that? The message has been delivered, the target is destroyed, and the "ruling class" has been put on notice. No doubt the destruction of one of the few RINOs left in the GOP was satisfying, but how does that stop Obama from taking a liberty loving capitalist state and turning it into a quasi-socialist dependency? A takeover of the House of Representatives is in the cards but not guaranteed. And given proof that Harry Reid can be wildly creative in defeating GOP attempts to filibuster some of the more odious pieces of legislation offered up by Democrats the last two years, wouldn't it have been better to make a maximum effort to see to it that Harry resumes his role as minority leader?
Guess not. Apparently, to many in the tea party, "victory" has a different definition than the standard denotation ordinarily used in politics. Defining losing as winning makes up in novelty what is lost in confusion.