if you recall, in both the 2010 and 2012 elections, there were no social issues that were front and center in the republican agenda.
I beg to disagree. In 2010 Delaware Senate Candidate Christine O'Donnell advocated witchcraft and passing laws against what Dr. John Harvey Kellogg called self pollution or since this is a bee forum "self pollination." How's that for pressing social issues? BTW, Sharron Angle from Nevada isn't any better. Loosing to an incumbent Democrat who was behind 2 votes to 1. To better show that it was the Tea Party who was at fault here, the same Democrat Senator's son lost to an establishment Republican in the Nevada Governors race by the same margin that his daddy won by running against a Tea Party Candidate. How come pops and sonny boy had so big a vote total difference on the same state ballot, in the same election year, and running with the same name?
Fast forward to 2012. Two surprise GOP Senate candidates (both of them Tea Party darlings) Todd Akin of Missouri and Richard Murdock of Indiana, without help from their (or any of the GOP's) political enemies both embraced viewpoints about rape and pregnancy last advocated by The Prophet Mohammad in the 7th Century. He did this by encouraging his army to commit gang rape on the persons of the female POWs under his army's control. From reading the Koran it even appears that the Prophet was looking forward to watching the fun and games. Akin and Murdock were both running in races that were as close to slam dunks for a Republican as it gets in politics. Forgive me but I just got off the phone after a 3 hour shouting match with a Tea Party "National Coordinator" whose only defence was, "Well just what do you expect, in a Tea Party candidate, competency?" :roll: The thing that really grinds my gears is that these idiots call themselves "PATRIOTS!" Parrots is more like it. I have said it before and I am going to say it again, the Tea Party would mess up up the Lord's Supper."
Tea Party election math class or how the TP counts Senate seats:Ma and Pa Kettle
I have been in politics a long time. I think I can find my invite to the 2nd Nixon inaugural ball held on January 20th 1973 in Washington DC. or maybe even a souvenir can of Gold Water left over from 1964. For the last 4 years I have given the Tea Party the benefit of the doubt. Unfortunately the people who have the most say so and influence in the Tea Party violated that trust, they just turn off voters by shouting and waving their arms around like crabs out of water.
Is it any wonder then that the Conservative Senator from Georgia, Saxby Chambless is not going to seek reelection in 2014 after the Tea Party announced that they were turning over every rock, and looking under every rotten log to find a Tea Party candidate to run against Senator Chambless in the GOP primary. Herman Cain of all people has even bowed out from accepting Tea Party support... at least in its current form. That in it's self speaks volumes.
Despite the 14th Amendment as well as a 1930 law that clarifies the issue the Tea Party embraced the "Birther" issue. So that you will remember that "What goes around comes around",
the National Democrat Party is saying that Ted Cruz, the new and electable Tea Party Senator from Texas is ineligible for the Presidency because he HAS a birth certificate and that birth certificate gives his place of birth as Candida to an American mother and a Cuban father.