Last week, organizers of the tea party convention canceled their event due to a lack of interest. They had already postponed it once due to slow ticket sales (see below). So much for the "enthusiasm gap."
We can cancel tea party plans for the November elections, too. Daily Kos is endorsing a group of Democratic candidates who are running against tea party favorites in Delaware, Kentucky and Alaska. Keep the Senate in Democratic hands, and turn the tea party dream into a GOP nightmare, by contributing $5 to each of their campaigns now.All three Democrats--Chris Coons in Delaware, Jack Conway in Kentucky, and Scott McAdams in Alaska--have answered the Daily Kos Orange to Blue questionnaire. Each gave positive answers on the public option, repealing Don't Ask Don't Tell, regulating greenhouse gasses, providing a path to citizenship, and reforming the filibuster.
Compare them to the alternative. In Delaware there's Christine O'Donnell, who vowed to stop the whole country from having sex. In Kentucky, Rand Paul thinks the Civil Rights Act went too far. Alaska's Joe Miller thinks Social Security and unemployment benefits are unconstitutional.
Despite Because of their insanity, all three tea party candidates won Republican primaries. They are the new faces of the Republican Party, and it's up to us to stop them.
Chris Bowers, Daily Kos