A bitch is pretty sure that today is the final primary day of 2010…Gawd, I hope it is. Don’t get me wrong – the only thing I love more than primaries are general elections. But primaries come with a down side – they inspire all manner of strange speculation from the press…complete with confused hyper analysis of polls and calls for election day predictions.
Anyhoo, I’ve been watching the excited anticipation over the Delaware primary...and listening as anchor people set it up as a battle between the party of tea and the GOP establishment…and, well it made me think of my home state of Missouri and the lack of a battle between the party of tea and the GOP establishment.
Oh, Missouri Tea Party folks made a sort-run against GOP establishment candidates like Roy Blunt.
They put forth a certain Chuck Purgason as their “A” rated candidate for Senate in the August primary.
But…um, they never backed Purgason the way those Delaware Tea Party folks have backed their primary horse.
As a matter of fact, even the Republican establishment candidates who are trying to seduce Tea Party voters didn’t back Purgason the way they’ve stepped up to back Christine O'Donnell in Delaware.
In Missouri, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) of the Congressional Tea Party Caucus Bachmanns backed Rep. Roy Blunt over Purgason in the Missouri primary. Even though there was a fuss when that shit first went down, Missourians who love tea and rallies swiftly fell in line once Purgason lost in the primary to Blunt.
And when I say that they fell in line…I mean they fell in line like a group of scouts looking to win a badge. Hell, they even invited Blunt on stage this past weekend during their latest rally!
Meanwhile in Delaware the Tea Party declared war on the GOP establishment and they are pushing for their Sarah Palin endorsed candidate to pull out an upset of the GOP backed Mike Castle.
The whole thing is fascinating!
If ever there was a candidate who represents what’s wrong with our federal government its Congressman Roy Blunt.
Even Republicans find fault in him. Blunt was part of the Government the Tea Party claims to have given notice to. A bitch wouldn’t be surprised if he has I *heart* Establishment tattooed to his right ass cheek!
Yet it seems the rebels have found their cause…they’ve reverted back to usual and embraced a man who will change nothing except his office furniture should he win.
Mind you, I'm not lamenting the failure of tea party politicians to gain traction in Missouri...Lawd knows Purgason wasn't any more likely to get my vote than Blunt is...but it is fascinating to observe.
Fascinating and an interesting example of the power the lust for victory has over newly formed political parties claiming to represent the people’s call for radical change.
A bitch is reminded of a Barry Goldwater quote - “I will offer a choice, not an echo.”
***logs off to listen as “bullshit” echoes across Missouri***