The recent outsized importance given to a small band of anti-government activists only sets up an epic struggle between Big Government Obama and the Angry Anti-Tax crowd. As usual, we ignore the majority in the middle.
I don't really care about CPAC during the Olympics cycle, but like a horrific car-crash featuring asphalt liberally -- yeah, liberally -- smeared with brains and viscera, I can't tear my eyes away from it either.
The more Americans know the truth about those being showcased at CPAC, the more they might think twice before being taken in by their focus group driven campaign commercials and casting their votes this fall.
Will all the "persons of the year" who made Obamamania happen get out and work long hours to stem the reactionary tide in 2010? If they do, it will have to be for the cause. The story won't be about them any more.
According to Dick Armey, President Obama "has scared America so much that today he has put in the bag at least 15 Republican House victories in the House of Representatives" -- no thanks to the GOP though.
The more I read about the Tea Party, the more it becomes clear that this is nothing more than a Great Tea Purge of Republican moderates and independent thinkers. This process was already underway for years.
Out of all of the election results from yesterday, the anti-tax ballot measures in Maine and Washington (known as TABOR) provide a better political tea leaf into voter attitudes going into the 2010 election cycle than anything else.