Breaking news: Recycled liberal conventional wisdom on the Tea Party

We interrupt all other news to bring you this shocking story in Today’s Washington Post:

Republicans have said all year that the tea party movement was going to lead them to victory in November, but in the final weeks of the campaign it is suddenly the Democrats who are claiming a tea party advantage.

Suddenly, Democrats are saying what they’ve been saying for months and months about the Tea Party.

David Plouffe, the former Obama campaign manager who is playing a key role as a party strategist this year, said there has been a shift in sentiment since Christine O’Donnell won the Republican Senate primary last month in Delaware.

Plouffe said that O’Donnell – who has drawn ridicule for her well-publicized views on sexual activity and for embellishing her resume – and other tea party favorites are having a “collateral impact” on Republican candidates across the country.

That’s why you’ve seen Democrats pulling ahead in so many Senate races: Pennsylvania, Missouri, Ohio, Florida, Colorado, Kentucky, Florida, New Hampshire, Washington State, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Nevada…What’s that?

They’re losing in all of those? Even in Washington?

They’re headed for a 50-seat loss in the House? Even John Dingell is in mortal peril? Oh.

Maybe it’s not such a big story after all.

Beltway Confidentialelection 2010Tea PartyUS

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

Deputy public defender Chris Garcia outside the Hall of Justice on Wednesday, June 16, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
As pandemic wanes, SF public defender hopes clients will get ‘their day in court’

Like other attorneys in San Francisco, Deputy Public Defender Chris Garcia has… Continue reading

Hyphen hosts a group show at Space Gallery in San Francisco in 2010. (Photo courtesy of Albert Law/Pork Belly Studio)
What’s in a name? Asian American magazine fights to keep its identity

An investor-backed media group laid claim to the moniker of SF’s long-running Hyphen magazine, sparking a conversation about writing over community history

A warning notice sits under the windshield wiper of a recreational vehicle belonging to a homeless man named David as it sits parked on De Wolf Street near Alemany Boulevard on Friday, Aug. 31, 2018. A proposed SF Municipal Transportation Agency law would make it illegal for overnight parking on the side street for vehicles taller than seven feet or longer than 22 feet. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Fight over ‘poverty tows’ heats up

‘What can we do to ensure the vehicle stays in the hands of the owner?’

Crab fisherman Skip Ward of Marysville casts his crab net out off a pier near Fort Point. (Craig Lee/Special to The	Examiner)
San Francisco came back to life, and we captured it all

Last spring, in the early days of the pandemic, the bestselling authors… Continue reading

Revelers at Madrone Art Bar in the early hours of June 15, 2021 (Courtesy Power Quevedo).
No social distancing at Motown-themed dance party

‘I don’t care how anyone feels, I just want to dance!’

Most Read