And “GOP”. Whoopsie! Who possibly could have seen this coming?:
Republican officials are working to derail the campaign of a tea party supported candidate in North Carolina — circulating documents from the man’s messy divorce that depict him as a pot smoker who has called himself the messiah. [...]
Republican leaders in both Raleigh and Washington, however, are worried about his electability in November if he wins a primary runoff next month. They’re publicizing court documents about D’Annunzio’s past legal, martial and business troubles and denouncing him as unfit for office.
“The Messiah”? I thought Obama was Teh Messiah, and he got elected. Of course, he didn’t call himself The Messiah, and I guess that makes all the difference.
To the terrified chagrin of the GOP establishment, they have been unable as yet to absorb the tea party and get it under control. Too late for all that: anti-establishment candidates appear to be in the ascendancy on both sides of the aisle. Now that the ‘baggers have discovered they can run — and elect — their own candidates, they’re understandably excited about it. If some of their candidates win in November, the GOP may find itself absorbed by the tea party instead of the other way around.