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A memo to the Tea Party

Do not chortle about knocking off one of the most intelligent Republicans in Congress.

Remember, the Tea Party was responsible for the re-election of the purportedly "unre-electable" Harry Reid. How'd they perform this miracle? Why they knocked off the three moderate Republicans in the primary (each of whom could have beaten Reid) and backed a woman who is to the right of Genghis Khan. Then the people of Nevada had a difficult choice — go with the evil you know (Harry Reid) or the evil you don't know.

The Nevada voters did the usual — they chose the evil they knew.

And so, Harry Reid is now the second most powerful man in Washington. I guess the Tea Partiers don't remember that they are descendents of immigrants.

Dick Phillips

Alta Sierra