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Crashing The Party

Updated on July 4, 2011

I had an interesting weekend.  Saturday, I headed to Lancaster, PA to do some early canvassing of 2008 voters; Sunday, among other things, I did some phone banking for Joe Sestak's campaign.  

While at both places, I mentioned that the upcoming PA Senate Election could be a real chance to show how much the "Tea Party" is a fringe element that may only be hurting the GOP in the long run. 

With the PA race, we have "True Democrat" in Joe Sestak, whose campaign relied heavily on support from groups like MoveOn, and beat the Democrats establishment candidate.  And Pat Toomey, with his ties to the "Tea Party" and the big business interests that, in my opinion, fund it. 

We also have the fact that Specter needing to run as a Democrat may have a lot to do with the GOP in effect letting the "Tea Party" become the party.  Specter knew he couldn't win his party's primary, as the GOP, lacking new ideas, had resorted to obstruction, fear, and manufactured anger. Specter, as Sestak said in the campaign, switched parties to save his political skin.  Obama, seeing a way to get closer to the 60-seat majority that seems to be necessary to pass anything anymore, made him an offer.

Now the "Tea Party" will counter with successes like Utah, Kentucky, and Virginia, New Jersey and Massachusetts.  Utah and Kentucky, were primaries, which bring out folks like the Tea Partiers, and are more conservative states.  In Virgina, New Jersey and Massachusetts, the Democrats lacked strong, popular candidates. 

In PA, we have a general election, usually won by moderates and independents.  We have a state that has large urban areas, and a candidate in Joe Sestak that can inspire.  To me all opportunities to crash the Tea Party, in the sense of how a computer crashes.


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      Denise Handlon 7 years ago from North Carolina

      Teapartycrasher-welcome to the hubpages community, where everyone has a right to their opinion. My hats off to you for writing a series of hubs that will most likely create a wave of reaction from the opposite side. Hang in there. I look forward to reading more.

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      TeaPartyCrasher 7 years ago from Camp Hill, PA

      I'm actually going to be doing a hub on why Americans, IMO, have soured so on unions.

      You likely won't like it, but that's to be expected from a tool of the Corps and the CEOs. . .

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      tom hellert 7 years ago from home

      TP Rand the Union dollars dont back the liberals right - wake up tpc-

      corporations are not bad they provide jobs for millions without the companies...who are creating jobs- we all need jobs. UNions don't create a job....they destroy more companies and then what happens? How? The union thugs strong arming companies that provide jobs while getting scraps for the actual union members - why is GM Ford chrysler all going broke - UNIONS. I am appaled that- the Us tax payer had to save the unions that do nothing for the average american. I was a Union member- for a little while but when it came down to it they cut the new guys throat to save their own do nothing established Union Butts. RIDDLE ME THIS crasher? Why are all the UNION companies are in troouble- ? if unions are sooo good? back in the old days UNIONS HAD A PURPOSE BUT NOW THEY GO TOO FAR AND ARE DRUNK WITH POWER.unions ARE JUST ANOTHER FORM OF TYRANNY.

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      TeaPartyCrasher 7 years ago from Camp Hill, PA

      I do smell the tea--and it STINKS of corporate influence.

      And "real Americans" aren't just what Beck and Limbaugh tell you they are.

      Go back into the Echo Chamber of AM-Radio and it's "News" affiliate. . .

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      American Romance 7 years ago from America

      Soooo you trust ole Sestak do you? and you want to dismantle Tea Parties made up of real Americans? Acorn was a misguided and crooked organization that to this day will not reveal where the millions went from the tax payer coffers, but the Tea Party and Fox news is BAD! come on crasher wake up and smell the hot tea!