Posted by: JanF | June 25, 2014

Tea hee hee!!

A few weeks ago, post-primary Wednesday morning found gleeful Democrats celebrating the double-digit loss of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA).

Last night there was another set of primary elections, most notably in Mississippi where there was a runoff between incumbent GOP Senator Thadd Cochran and tea party challenger state Senator Chris McDaniel.

Early in the evening, BWD spoke for me:

But the result was much better than expected … Cochran won, unleashing the hounds of hell, specifically, an angry tea party activist named Amy Kremer:

@amykremer If Cochran wins this #mssen race, the GOP is done. They teamed up with Dems to steal a race. Kiss the base goodbye.

Sad that GOP establishment has to reach out to the Dems to help keep the Barbour lobbying business profitable. That’s politics ppl. #mssen

Base kissing? Very unsanitary. But the idea of angry Republicans boycotting the November election and opening the door to a Democratic pickup? Please proceed, tea partiers, please proceed.

And a bonus! The former vice presidential candidate and half-term governor of Alaska will not stand for this …

Tbogg (@tbogg)

On Hannity, @SarahPalinUSA floats idea of Tea Partiers forming third party. #OhPleaseOhPlease June 25, 2014

A little birdie passed these on …

Republicans spent $15 million or so to win a seat they could have won for 200k.

I hope the Tea Party doesn’t take the wrong lesson from this and stop wasting Republicans money on self-mutilation. That would be terrible.

$pin $pin $pin …


Josh Marshall @joshtpm
I feel like Tea Partiers wake up tomorrow, feel like they got a fair shake, ready to move on, etc.

Yes, because nothing says “accepting losses and moving on” like a party built on the anger and resentment of Southerners who lost the civil war.


David Corn @DavidCornDC
Remember this Tea Party Rs, you were sold out. You were betrayed. You were stabbed in the back by GOP establishment. Don’t accept that.




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