Let's give the Tea Party blowhards credit for one thing—they make bold statements, even when it's dumb to do so.
The latest example is Tea Party favorite Joe Miller, the Alaska throwback (Social Security is unconstitutional!) running as the Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate in Alaska.
Miller was so sure of his victory that he "tweeted" some weeks ago about checking out the housing market in D.C. Unfortunately his GOP rival Lisa Murkowski—a write-in candidate—has beaten Miller, the first write-in candidate to win a major political race since 1954.
There's a good word for this: hubris. It's a word that suits a number of the Tea Party folks, including some in Tulsa and around the Sooner state. The details on Joe Miller are here.