The usual norms of political discourse would emphasize a party's ability to ask pertinent questions and provide salient answers; to probe facts, poll members and seek solutions based largely on consensus or majority sentiment. Today's politics seem based on contradiction, on a party-constituency dynamic that turns the norms of political discourse on its head.
The "tea party movement" is neither "populist," or new; nor was it as I see it, a major factor inthe GOP victory. So what was?
Given the worst losses for the Democrats in Congress in the last 50 years, some serious rethinking seems called for.
Jarvis Tyner, national executive vice-chair CPUSA, spoke in Detroit recently on the need to for left and progressive minded people to help insure a huge voter turnout for the midterm election.
Just like they did when President Obama was running for the White House, the Republican/ tea party candidates are throwing the kitchen sink again at Democrats
Ultimatum, a superhero who fights negative attitudes with platitudes, ("Stop blaming others and start blaming yourself!"), runs afoul of his Board of Directors and becomes Unemployed Man.
Republican senatorial candidate Joe Miller of Alaska has stirred up controversy recently. He is the Tea Party favorite, Palin backed, and it's no surprise that he believes everything the federal government provides is negative.
Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, parents of two young children, were executed on June 19,1953, but the case has refused to die.
New polls show a much closer race in November.
Tea Party Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell defeated establishment Republican Rep. Mike Castle in the Delaware primary election Sept. 14, jeopardizing GOP chances of taking over the Senate.