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Palin rides the Tea Party Express by Steve Payne

Author says: what if the Democrats bombed in the mid-term elections? Please note that the opinions expressed in this post do not necessarily reflect the views of the author(s).

November 2nd

on this day in 2010, the Republican Party triumphed in the US midterm elections, seizing not only the forty-one seats required for a majority in the House, but unexpectedly winning the ten seats needed to capture the Senate.

Whats your view - will Obama get tea-bagged in November?Accused by the Democrats of being the "party of no", not a single House Republican had voted for the stimulus package and not a single Republican in the House or Senate voted in favour of health reform.

"God help us all" - Reader's CommentBut this electorally decisive outcome would soon force a change in Republican Strategy. What would emerge as the nucleus of the 2012 presidential campaign platform would be the manifesto of the "Tea Party" Movement, the "Commitment to America".

And the question was whether Sarah Palin could after all ride the Tea Party Express straight into the White House, and afterwards, honour that commitment?

Author says Wikipedia quotes~ the Tea Party movement is a United States populist movement that emerged in 2009 through a series of locally- and nationally-coordinated protests. The name "Tea Party" is a reference to the Boston Tea Party of 1773 - a protest by American colonists against taxes imposed on them by the British government, and against the colonists' lack of direct representation in the British Parliament. Tea Party protests have sought to evoke themes, images and slogans similar to those used during the pre-revolutionary period in American history . To view guest historian's comments on this post please visit the Today in Alternate History web site.

Steve Payne, Editor of Today in Alternate History, a Daily Updating Blog of Important Events In History That Never Occurred Today. Follow us on Facebook, Myspace and Twitter.

Imagine what would be, if history had occurred a bit differently. Who says it didn't, somewhere? These fictional news items explore that possibility. Possibilities such as America becoming a Marxist superpower, aliens influencing human history in the 18th century and Teddy Roosevelt winning his 3rd term as president abound in this interesting fictional blog.


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