TEA PARTY THROWS A TEMER TANTRUM AND WE ALL PAY, FOR A LONG TIME

TEA PARTY THROWS A TEMER TANTRUM AND WE ALL PAY, FOR A LONG TIME

Matt HealeyWednesday,9 October 2013

The Snap:

Day 9 of the shutdown. As I mentioned it looks like the evangelical christian party of god is taking the brunt of the blame. So let’s assume that it continues this way, giving the Democrats an advantage in the 2014 congressional races. Who will this hurt the most?

The Download:

For this analysis, let’s break the Congress into 4 categories. Solid Democratic, Slightly Democratic, Slightly Republican, Solid Republican. The solid Democratic and solid Republican districts will not change parties. The actual reps may change based on primary challenges, but red districts will stay red and blue districts will stay blue. So the effects will be limited to the slightly districts. If this benefits the Democrats as the polls are indicating, the major effects will be limited to the slightly red districts. These are the districts that are represented by moderates like Charlie Dent in Pennsylvania. He has openly called for a vote on a clear Continuing Resolution (CR) with 20 plus other Republicans, which incidentally would be enough to pass a clean bill, despite the rhetoric from John Boehner. So, if the trend continues, the moderates in the party are the ones most likely to be voted out and replaced by Democrats. This will result in the evangelical christian party of god becoming even more extreme, as the few moderate voices will be gone.

This does not bode well for the country. A functioning U.S. government requires 2 sane parties. There have always been fringe elements in both parties. The names on the right are well known by now. On the left there are people like Dennis Kucinich. The difference is that on the left, the fringe elements don’t run the party. On the right they do. And if the few moderates are voted out, then these fringe elements will have even more power to hold the country hostage to the demands of a minority of the population.


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