Saturday, September 18, 2010

Tea Party Update: Does Tea Party Amount to "Republican Cannibalism?"

The Tea Party updates keep coming in.  There are many who believe that the Tea party amounts to "Republican Cannibalism."  The cataclysmic results of the recent mid-term primaries indicate that the Tea Party is much more than the shot-gun wielding rednecks that the Democrats would like to portray them as. 

Still yet, the Tea Party is causing more than just a divide in overall politics - they are also forming a divide within the GOP as well. 

Karl Rove has been one of the most vocal opponents of Christine O'Donnell's senate bid, despite being a high-profile Republican strategist. You can see him criticize her here.

He's said “Why did she mislead voters about her college education? How come it took nearly two decades to pay her college bills so she could get her college degree? How did she make a living? Why did she sue a well-known…conservative think tank,”

He went on to mention that she has said a lot of "nutty things" that could cost her the Senate seat.  Perhaps the nutty things she's been saying include in 1999 saying that she "dabbled in Witchcraft" while appearing on Bill Maher's "Politically Incorrect."   A video of that can be found here.

O'Donnell shot back at Karl Rove and some statements he made about her saying “Everything that he is saying is un-factual. And it’s a shame because he is the same so-called political guru that predicted I wasn’t going to win. And we won and we won big,” 

A side note - Christine O'Donnell did win, but I don't know if I would classify her win as "big."  She beat the state Republican party backed candidate by some 1,500 votes.  Overall, many venture to say she cost the Republicans the senate seat as her opponent lead the Democratic candidate in the polls by 11%, whereas O'Donnell trails the Democratic candidate by the same amount. 

O'Donnell cried "Republican Cannibalism" when the GOP said they wouldn't back her for her bid.  They later came back and announced that they would. 

So is Christine O'Donnell and the Tea Party updates indicative of "Republican Cannibalism" or not? Will the divide in the GOP cost them their shot at dominating the House and the Senate?

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