Voice of America News summed up the September 14 primary results succinctly: “Conservative candidates favored by the Tea Party have gathered more ground in some of the last primary elections before November's Congressional elections.”

Voters were not at home with a Republican named Castle in Delaware, as GOP primary voters once again ignored the advice of the party establishment and saw to it that insurgency would continue to be the dominant political theme of 2010. Tea Party favorite Christine O'Donnell defeated establishment man Mike Castle in the U.S. Senate primary, despite warnings from party chieftains that O'Donnell is "unelectable" in the general election.

The headline in the September 14 Washington Post sounded ominous for the Republicans: "Tea party wins in northeastern primaries could bode well for Democrats." The article continued with a pessimistic tone for the GOP, should Tea Party-backed candidates win against establishment Republicans in Tuesday's primary:

The Justice Department’s failure to prosecute the 2008 Black Panther voter intimidation case has prompted the Department of Justice’s internal watchdog to launch an investigation into the DOJ’s enforcement of civil rights laws.

correction PleaseItem: In the early years of the Depression, write Robert Dreier and Donald Cohen in an article entitled “Ignore the fear-mongering on Social Security,” in the Los Angeles Times for August 14, “most business leaders and conservatives considered the very idea that government had a moral responsibility to help senior citizens retire with dignity to be outrageously radical, a dangerous trampling of individual liberty. They predicted that the Social Security tax would bankrupt the country.”

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