George Allen: liberal?

It hasn’t happened yet, but damn if the Tea Party isn’t just going to drive the Republican party off a cliff these days.  The Post had a story yesterday about how many VA Republicans now consider former Senator/Governor (and any reasonable person’s conservative) as too moderate/liberal.  Seriously?!  The inmates are truly running the asylum.  It basically seems as though all the Tea Partiers have attributed Republican success in the 2010 midterms to the Tea Party, rather than the economic conditions which actually were overwhelmingly responsible for Republican gains.

George Allen scored a 100% rating from the American Conservative Union in 2005!  And this man is too moderate for the Tea Party?!  They may yet have some more short-term success, but seriously, some chickens have got to come home to roost on this and it will not be good for Republican electoral fortunes when they do.

About Steve Greene
Professor of Political Science at NC State

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