U.S. Political Scene

Nick Benton's Corner: Not So Fast, Tea Baggers!

Posted with permission from Nicholas Benton who wrote the article and is the editor and publisher of the Falls Church News Press.

Republicans gloating over their victories in this Tuesday's elections should temper their elation with a cold, hard assessment of the state of their party that the returns reflect. They're taking their wins in the statewide elections in Virginia and New Jersey as a signal that, only one year after their devastating losses in the presidential and congressional races, they're back on their feet. In fact, it doesn't take any pro-Democratic spinning to look at the matter quite differently, and more realistically.