Newt Gingrich had to work hard - getting Republican candidates to sign the Contract with America - to nationalize the election that swept Republicans to victory in 1994. A Democratic anti-Tea Party campaign would do that for the Republicans - nationalize the election, gratis - in 2010.
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It's just keeping what I want private, private, and the same with Charlie.
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In believing too much in rationality, our contemporaries have lost something.