“What we’re seeing in the Republican Party is that they invited the Tea Party in and it’s turning into the Donner Party, in some instances, because they’re turning the energy and the ferocity against each other,” said Kaine in response to a question by the Huffington Post, referring to the infamous group of 19th-century American pioneers who eventually had to turn to cannibalism to survive. He added that the divisions have given Democrats “some great opportunities in races that we wouldn’t have absent the Tea Party candidates.”
Yes, and let’s hope the “Tea Party” romps tonight in Delaware, New Hampshire, etc. Go Tea Party! 🙂
Meanwhile, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz warns, “it’s very clear that if [Republicans] can’t shut down the government, they’ll do everything they can to just shut down essential government services that are the lifeblood of what people need right now.” I’d just add that if Republicans take over the House of Representatives, they’ll not only shut down the government, they’ll launch witch hunts against President Obama just like they did against President Clinton in the 1990s. Do you want to prevent that from happening? Good, then get involved now and encourage everyone you know to get involved. If we can close this ridiculous “enthusiasm gap,” we win. If not, we all lose. Unless, of course, you’re a big fan of “Donner party” politics. Heh.