Some local bloggers at the Watertown Daily Times provide insight into the teabaggers’ loss in NY congressional district 23. Bob Gorman writes,
The delicate dance of dips and faints that Republicans perform to keep some semblance of a two-party system in New York was turned into a chicken-fried square dance in which everybody does whatever the caller says. And the caller was far, far away in a radio studio well to the west, but really the right, of New York state.
Gorman goes on to talk about the ham-handed way “national conservative talk show hosts” with no respect whatsoever for local sensibilities hijacked the local election. Another local blogger, Jeffrey Savitskie, refers to Hoffman as the “carpetbagger candidate.”
More evidence the teabaggers are channeling the spirit of Robespierre — RedState’s Erick Erickson says that Americans for Tax Reform is no longer an organization in good standing with the
Jacobins tea party patriots. And why not? Because the Tax Policy Director of ATR supported Dede Scozzafava, who had signed a “no new taxes” pledge.
ATR is a group organized and run by Grover Norquist, dedicated to the deification of Ronald Reagan and the drowning of government in a bathtub. Yet ATR is apostate, to Erickson. No longer pure.
The Terror eventually turned on Robespierre himself, remember.