Shock defeat of majority leader Eric Cantor by Tea Party sends shockwaves through Republican Party

Shock defeat of majority leader Eric Cantor by Tea Party sends shockwaves through Republican Party.

You think it’s bad here in Oz? Well, it’s fucked in the States.

In a way Abbott has done us all a favour with his ham-fisted performance as PM. Here at least he’s set back the cause of the right wing crazies thanks to his utter incompetence. People roll their eyes, and I doubt there has ever been an Australian prime minister so mocked or disparaged. If there’s any good in him being in the job is that the prospect of driving people back the other way.

That’s Oz. I despair of what’s happening in the US. The Republican party is being cannibalised by the Tea Party. There will come a time soon when the moderate Republican party of history will remain in name only. The loonies are taking over and soon enough they’ll be running the Republican show. God forbid they ever get in power.

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