How to not end a controversy, by Jonathan Collegio:
Collegio’s claim that American Crossroads supported candidates like Sen. Rand Paul, Sen. Marco Rubio and Sen. Ted Cruz is being disputed by many as only half true since the support was only after the primary process where the establishment candidates were defeated by the Tea Party upstarts.
I’d also like to remind people that Todd Akin was not the Tea Party candidate. John Brunner was.
Karl Rove and his ilk are no friends of the Tea Party, regardless what they say. Let’s not forget who came up with the concept of “compassionate conservatism.”
Real conservatives don’t need to qualify their philosophy as “compassionate.” They understand that freedom for everyone is true compassion, not the redistribution of wealth via prescription drug programs.