What’s happening in the Republican primaries is less a defeat for the tea party than a surrender by the GOP establishment, which is winning key races by accepting the tea party’s radical anti-government philosophy.
The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that Republican Sen. Pat Roberts on Monday was allowed to keep his job despite a challenge brought by tea party activists claiming he spends so much time out of Kansas, he wouldn’t even qualify for in-state tuition if he went back to school.
Bragging about what they’ve achieved is what incumbent politicians do. But as Democrats struggle to hang on to the Senate this year (and try against the odds to take over the House), they are not in the usual boasting mood.
A look at the day’s political happenings, including a radio host makes shocking and incendiary remarks about Hillary Clinton and Bill Maher criticizes Republicans over the issue that he says should really be causing outrage.