As I'm sitting here in Court, something just hit me like a ton of bricks. This court case is actually NOT about incumbency vs challenger (in the strictist sense as I previously posted). It is far more pernicious than that. It goes beyond any candidate, past or future. It is about the deeply held anger/disrespect by many GOP incumbent office holders -- against the volunteer people in the Party organization -- the moms and dads -- the disaffected Tea Party folks. What? Does that even make sense? Yep. The long-term GOP elected representatives want party organization people/volunteers/Tea Party folks to simply be pampleteers during "election time" and then shut the hell up during the rest of the time/Dennis Mansfield. More here.
- More from Dennis on the closed primaries case: When winning is losing, and: Trojan Horse voting, and: GOP trial Day 2: Animal House meets Animal Farm in federal court
Question: What do you make of Dennis' premises that the goal of the lawsuit brought by Idaho Republicans is to keep Tea Partiers in line?