Yesterday, a co-worker suggested that Sarah Palin was the Republican version of Ralph Nader. Of course, she was suggesting that Palin & Tea Party Candidates like Christine "America is one of the most free places in the Country" O'Donnell would cost the Republican base votes. I suppose, but I see one huge difference – Ralph Nader never raised millions upon millions of dollars for the Democratic Party.
All Palin & the Tea Party do is serve to drive the Republicans ever rightward, pound out the moderate voices in the party and give us awesomely bad campaign commercials. Nader actively hurt the Democrats, and took support (both electoral and financial) away from Presidential candidates. Palin will not do this, and will continue to fill the GOP's coffers.
Strangely, my coworker (perhaps looking for any good news in what is no doubt a tough year to be the party in power) would have none of it. I see that happening more and more, even within the Dems. Anyone who actually cares about things like the poor and a woman's right to choose should not be crowing how Palin & the Tea Party will cost the Republicans, because they will damage us far more.
Unrelated note: I refuse to post a time waster when Grandy posted the link the ultra awesome flash version of Ultima IV below. There will never be a better timewaster (until someone figures out how to make a flash version of Ultima VI!) Go play it now!
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