The Republican establishment, such as it is, has long depended far more on big money than on troops in the field. In search of new battalions, GOP leaders stoked the tea party, stood largely mute in the face of its more outrageous untruths about Obama -- and now has to defend candidates like O'Donnell and Angle.The Tea Party is a child of the Republican Establishment. Riiiiiiiight.
You need to get out of Washington more, E.J. Man, it sure would be nice if the Left could actually think these days. Actually what's happening is that E.J. is trying to help his posse, the Democrats. His only though process is "Republicans are bad, mkay?" Since the Tea Party hurts the Democrats, it's bad - therefore it must be Republican.
It's a bit insulting that he thinks we might be dumb enough for this. E.J., I don't mind bias so much, as stupid, insulting bias. In future, please give us a higher quality bias.