This is an historical turning point for our Nation. The Tea Party rebellion is being crushed, they aren’t going down easy, but they are going. Shame, contrition and embarrassment is slowly replacing shocking political rhetoric, ideological posturing, and empty threats. Reason is winning the debate and people are drowning out the right wing propaganda machine.
Democracy has been under attack but the putsch is being relentlessly dismantled and crushed. Like the bloody battle at Gettysburg turned the tide for the Union, the brutal political fight in the House is systematically isolating the Radicals and leaving them in disarray. Their threats have lost their sting and intimidate no one. The media and the public are turning against them or stampeding away.
In an ironic reversal of fortune, the Tea Party, whose primary tactic is creating anger and focusing hatred to fracture the opposition, find themselves the scapegoats. The worm has turned.