The Republicans have embraced the Tea Partiers, or in some cases covertly sponsored them. Now that they've conjured up the evil Genie, they can't find a way to put it back in the bottle. All this nonsense is eerily similar to the way the reactionaries in the GOP elevated Newt Gingrich to Speaker of the House only to find that his anti-Washington, anti-big government, "throw the bums out" rhetoric was turned against them, as well.
"If elected, the Tea Party’s oddball candidates will spell long term disaster for Republicans."
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