Sunday, January 24, 2010
The Problem Purists Present...
So with Democrats reeling and dreading the 2010 elections, you'd think that "stimulus-backing, health-care-reform-loving, cap-and-trade-supporting liberal Democrat who represents a conservative central Virginia district" would be a sure lose in 2010, right? Maybe not. Repugnicans are "transforming what should be a gimme for Republicans into a national emblem of GOP strife" a la Upstate NY last November. Sure, they voted for a liberal Repugnican in MA last week because it got them seat #41 in the Senate and there are no Tea Party Repugnicans to choose from up there. Not so in central Virginia where there will no such not to electoral pragmatism. Periello, because of Repugnican in-fighting has a legit shot at re-election and may serve in November as another "reminder of the dangerous undertow created by the intense passion that motivates the Tea Party movement and other conservatives."