Tea Party Shows Muscle in Tuesday Wins


“Politics-as-usual got stomped by an unusual coalition Tuesday in Georgia. In Atlanta, the tea party, the NAACP, and the Sierra Club found something in common — their dislike of an $8.4 billion tax increase to expand transportation in metro Atlanta.

And in Texas, the movement again demonstrated that it is strongly racially inclusive by boosting Cuban-American Ted Cruz to an upset victory that gave him the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate.

In Georgia, the political establishment outspent the plan’s foes by perhaps 250-to-1. The establishment lost by a 63-to-37 percent margin.”