We could get used to this. The "this" being real conservatives winning Republican primaries. And Jim DeMint has been taking a leading role in making it happen of late.
DeMint's Senate Conservatives Fund has been recruiting, seeking out and endorsing genuine conservatives to run for the Republican US Senate nomination in their respective states - many times in direct opposition to what the Republican Senatorial Committee has been doing. And last night he had another win.
Mike Lee won the Utah GOP's Senate nomination over Tim Bridgewater by 51% to 49% in a hard fought primary. This was after both Lee and Bridgewater defeated incumbent Republican Senator Bob Bennett at the Utah GOP state convention several weeks ago.
This comes after DeMint's PAC has already been instrumental in raising the visibility for Marco Rubio in Florida, Sharon Angle in Nevada, Rand Paul in Kentucky. The biggest loss for the PAC so far was with Chuck DeVore out in California...but again, that's California. The PAC is also endorsing Pat Toomey in Pennsylvania and Ken Buck in Colorado.
From the Politico:
Tuesday's nomination of Mike Lee for the Senate by Utah Republicans served up yet another reminder about what this tumultuous and unpredictable election year might mean for next year’s Congress: The decorous and staid U.S. Senate could get a lot rowdier in 2011.
Here we go again. Axiom number 1: Never ever discount a Republican’s ability to shoot himself in the foot and take the party down with him. Axiom number 2: In any given conflict don’t stand up and fight, simply cannibalize one of your own. Axiom number 3: Why fight when you can roll over and make nice with the Marxists?
It’s beginning to look sickeningly familiar. The DeMarxists consistently defend their own to the last gasp, no matter how heinous the malfeasance… and get away with it time after time. Why? Aside from the automatic smoke screens thrown up by the lame stream media to baffle the boobs and cover for the statists, the real reason is that our Republican leadership still has too many gutless wonders. These cretins would happily sell out their constituents, to avoid the unpleasantness of actually standing up to the Marxist-Leninists who are stealing our freedoms.
One of the real reasons for the emergence of the Tea Party/Patriot Movement is just that. We watched the Republican ‘Old Guard’, under George Bush, set the table for Barack Obama. Throughout, we watched Republicans beat their own up time after time, while allowing Democrats to get away with incident after incident by their silence.