Back to the Future
First to Kentucky. Ron Paul’s son ‘Ayn’ Rand Paul, the Tea Party favorite, has beaten out the traditional Conservative candidate Trey Grayson for the Republican Senate nomination for Sen. Jim Bunning’s seat. By almost a 2:1 margin, according to early numbers. This is a huge win for the Tea Party. It looks like Kentucky will finally elect a very conservative Republican to office.
Then on to Pennsylvania. Republican-then-democrat incumbent Sen. Arlen Specter has lost the democratic nomination to Rep. Joe Sleestak … le Sestak … Sestak. That’s hardly a surprise, though. First of all, Specter is so old that he’s continually forgetting that he’s switched sides and keeps calling himself a Republican (not a good way to endear yourself to your new party). Second, why would democrats vote for a Republican in the democratic primary? I know he offically ‘changed sides’, but what positions did he change? Can anyone answer that? Anyone? It’s hardly shocking that the democrats have nominated a democrat.
And finally, to Arkansas. Occasional-democrat incumbent Sen. Blanche Lincoln has failed to win over 50% of the vote in her primary against Lt. Gov. Bill Halter and D.C. Someone-or-other, forcing a runoff election. These two candidates must now spend three more weeks spending money on constant attack ads – money that could have been used attacking their November Republican opponent, Congressman John Boozman. Instead, they’ll waste more of their own money and and up weakening the eventual democratic nominee.
Add all of this to the prior primary defeat of Republican Sen. Bob Bennett of Utah and you can only come to one conclusion: the Tea Party is the future of the United States government. Incumbents are out, and Tea Partiers are in. America is angry – and only the Tea Party can properly channel that blind rage into action. That is why it is inevitable that the Tea Party will bring us gloriously into the future, which looks suspiciously like the past (what with the tri-corner hats and all).