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October 29, 2010

The Revolution WILL be Televised (by the Revolution)

It’s the final weekend campaign frenzy, and what do you post?

How about Sharron Angle and John McCain in front of a flag the size of a couple of John’s houses? How about Kendrick Meek with Dwayne Wade or Harry Reid with boxing champ Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao, these desperate Dems seeking to somehow draw off the energy of sports heros? What about Obama appearing with Tom Perriello, his first mid-term appearance with a Democratic Congress-person?

Not that I ever heard of Rocky Raczkowski who is running for congress in Michigan’s 9th District, but the photo does offer one particular vision of the future. And what kind of future might that be? Try one — if you inspect the microphone — where the Tea Party Congress member, having rolled into Washington, only ever talks to his own Tea Party media.

(image: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images. caption: Republican candidate for congress in Michigan’s 9th District, Rocky Raczkowski (C) and his wife Amalia are interviewed by TEA PartyHD at a rally sponsored by the Tea Party Express October 29, 2010 in Waterford, Michigan. The 15-day tour began in Reno, Nevada and will end in Concord, New Hampshire on November 1st.)

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