Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Despite All Their Noise, the Tenthers Lose Big in Midterms

The Tenthers squawked a lot this election season (remember Owasso Sen. Randy Brogdon, the next governor of Oklahoma?), but the joy largely faded last night when the votes came in.

Turns out, the idea that the minimum wage and Social Security are unconstitutional isn't flying with voters. In Nevada, Sharron Angle pushed this line. She lost. In Colorado, Ken Buck went Tenther too. He lost. Ditto Joe Miller in Alaska, who is still crashing and burning on the frozen tundra.

Not good for the Tenthers, who nevertheless have failed to consider the possibility that they could be wrong. The details are here.


Tulsan said...

Good post-game criticism from the New York Times:

"Mr. Obama, and his party, have to do a far better job of explaining their vision and their policies. Mr. Obama needs to break his habits of neglecting his base voters and of sitting on the sidelines and allowing others to shape the debate. He needs to do a much better job of stiffening the spines of his own party’s leaders."

Says it all.

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