I had this thought as I was reading about outgoing Nevada Senator Harry Reid’s tumble in the polls.
Last month, Bob Owens reported that the people behind the Tea Party of Nevada had little to do with the grassroots movement sweeping the nation:
Though while tea party protests arose organically and simultaneously over the past year, the founding officers of the Tea Party of Nevada don’t seem to have been active in any local or regional tea party events. In fact, they don’t have any ties to the movement at all. If anything, they seem to be an odd mix of cranks and conspiracy theorists, fronted by a registered Democrat who once represented a reattached John Wayne Bobbit.
Seems these leftists understood the appeal of the tea party phenomenon and thought by getting a Tea Party candidate on the ballot in the Silver State, they could siphon off enough votes that would otherwise go to the Republican candidate and let unpopular incumbent Reid win with a plurality.
The latest polls show that Nevada voters see through this masquerade.