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The few remaining Republican centrists in the Senate were eagerly awaiting the arrival of Michael N. Castle of Delaware, a longtime and reliable moderate voice who could provide some counterbalance to the wave of conservatives poised to enter Congress and the steadily rightward shift of party leaders.
But Mr. Castle was defeated in his party primary on Tuesday by Christine O’Donnell, a Tea Party insurgent. And while the conservative wing rejoiced, the surprise outcome raised serious questions about the future place in the party of lawmakers like Senators Olympia J. Snowe and Susan Collins of Maine and other Republicans in the Senate and House who are not lock-step conservatives.
Senator Jim DeMint, the South Carolina Republican who has seen his stature rise through his support of conservative candidates, made it clear in the aftermath of the Delaware upset that he would prefer losing a seat to Democrats than having Republican colleagues who stray from the conservative line and erode party unity and image by voting for policies supported by the Obama administration.
We here at the Pony blog are always on the lookout for ponies and we found one — literally — in the new commercials for Ally bank, the GM finance arm formerly known as GMAC.
A little girl is sitting at a small table in what looks like an observation room.
“Would you like a pony?” a man in a suit asks her.
“Yeah,” she replies.
He hands her a toy pony and she smiles big.
He turns to a second little girl, asks if she wants a pony, and she says yes.
He clicks his tongue and a real pony comes out.
The first little girl gives a look that could kill and says, “You didn’t say you could have a real one.”
“You didn’t ask,” he replies smugly.
This is one of three spots created by the Bartle Bogle Hegarty agency aimed at rebranding Ally and distancing it from the struggling automaker, General Motors. The other two are similar bait-and-switch themes using kids — one involving a boy and a truck, the other, a girl and a bike. The message: Other banks dupe you with the fine print — Ally bank wouldn’t do that.
It's a brilliant strategy when you're trying to rebrand a bank in the middle of a recession blamed on banks: Bring on the cute kids—and the pony!
Well...the base of the party are regular folks like you or I.
Originally posted by SpectreDC
The largest farces moving along the MSM, especially Faux Noose, is that the tea party started in retaliation of Obama and the Democrats.
It started when the democrats barely even stepped into power of congress in 06 when discontent for Bush was at a all time high. The tea party, by and large, is against statism in general. Bush elevated statism in this country to a new height and the democrats proved to be no different, they just like to use different rhetoric.