Not mentioned in the column is my Monday fundraiser in Phoenix with three GOP nominees for House seats held by Pelosi clones. Paul Gosar, Jesse Kelly and David Schweikert can all win if they have the funds to compete with the union money flowing in to the defense of Team Nancy in Arizona. If you can come to the event on Monday, please do. Even if you live in Alaska, please contribute to these three great conservative challengers.
Each of the three, btw, are proud of their Tea Party support, and much of that Tea Party support is traditional, conservative Republican voters organizing under a new banner for at least a season. Trying to read new and deep chasms into the party as a result of the Tea Party movement is just a new chapter in an old MSM narrative of division within the GOP. Everyone –even atheist pro-choicers!– are trying to claim the Tea Party as their vehicle and a triumph of their brand of conservatism. This will come as news to the evangelicals who are carrying signs in Tea Party rallies, but so long as everyone works to defeat Democrats between now and 11/2, it doesn’t matter why they are doing so.
The Tea Party movement is a coalition of many disparate activists, united around the core idea that President Obama has led the country far from its traditional values and far from the Constitution. Lots of different subpoints are listed under those headings, and they are all valid and their activists are all marching.
The party facing a problem between now and November isn’t the GOP, and the MSM’s song of solace for the left can keep playing for all the activists care. It won’t change the direction of the election and, if anything, it will give false hope to the left.