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But it is safe to say, that Democrats aren't feeling all giddy about November 2. But the tea baggers--though they may be relatively small in number--are a big enough force to oust "establishment" GOP candidates, in favor of their uber-conservative folks. I'm sure they're whooping it up now, after Tuesday's last big primaries, chalking up a couple more victories. Democrats are less excited, of course, but things are looking up! Huh? Yeah, looking up. But we're looking up through our fingers. Sharron Angle, the cartoon character the tea party favorite may win. But she may not. Harry Reid was in dire trouble before she came along, and now he may hold onto his seat. A similar scenario is playing out all across the country, with extreme GOP newbies running against Democrats who look positively moderate by comparison.
Chances are, a few from each side will win. And Democrats have had their odds increase in their favor. This is of course at the risk of some of the craziest of the crazy winning some of the contests. If they do, they will have a spotlight on them, and will either a) govern crazy and alienate the mainstream, or b) moderate, and turn off the tea bagger base (hello, Scott Brown!). If they choose a), they will increase the odds of a Democratic victory in 2012. Trouble is, we'll have to live through it.
Christine O'Donnell, Tea Party Insurgent, Stuns Mike Castle in Delaware
Christine O'Donnell, an insurgent Tea Party candidate and Sarah Palin protege, stunned nine-term Rep. Mike Castle and the Republican Party establishment Tuesday night when she trounced the former two-term governor, 53 percent to 47 percent. Not only is the Delaware Senate seat seen as crucial for control of the Senate, it is also the seat formerly occupied by Vice President Joe Biden. . .
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