Democrats recruit fake Tea Party candidate

A Democratic consultant in New Jersey recruited Peter DeStefano to run as a spoiler candidate under the party name “NJ Tea Party”. And while this is underhanded and unethical and the people behind it and with prior knowledge of it should be held accountable in some way, I also think this kind of thing is an inevitable and maybe appropriate consequence of the Tea Party phenomenon. Because what else is the Tea Party than a way for Republicans to escape the tarnished Republican brand? The whole thing is a ruse, and it has worked out very well for Republicans so far. But dividing your identity has side effects.

Via The Daily Dish.

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