Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Perhaps in the USA the tide is turning

The influence of the Tea Party nutters has been doing strange things to the US Republican Prty, making them lose elections principal among them, but perhaps the tide is turning. In Tuesday's primary to select a Republican candidate for Alabama's 1st Congressional District the battle between the business and Tea Party wings of the Party was won handsomely by Bradley Byrne, the choice of Chamber of Commerce types.
National Public Radio reports that the race was closely watched across the nation, some seeing it as a barometer of whether the Tea Party's strength was ebbing. Also, with the war for the soul of the Republican Party underway between the establishment and Tea Party, the Alabama result could embolden the business types, who hope to edge the party away from some of the more extreme positions on economic and cultural issues that have turned off many voters.
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