The panic over a looming conservative takeover of Congress in November is becoming palpable in today's liberal media.
Take Thursday's editorial in the New York Times for example:
For both parties and certainly the broad swath of independent voters, defeating this new crop of Tea Party nominees has become imperative to avoid the sense of national embarrassment from each divisive and offensive utterance, each wacky policy proposal.
Yep. According to the Gray Lady, defeating Tea Party nominees is imperative to avoid national embarrassment.
But that's just the beginning:
[F]or voters of all stripes, Tuesday's primaries should illuminate the growling face of a new fringe in American politics - and provide the incentive for level-headed voters to become enthusiastic about the midterm election.
Republican leaders have to decide if they want the tiny fraction of furious voters who have showed up at the primary polls to steer them into the swamp for years ahead. They have a chance to repudiate the worst of the Tea Party crowd and show that they can govern without appealing to the basest political instincts. So far, they have preferred to greedily capitalize on the nuclear energy in the land without considering its destructive effects.
Democrats, especially beleaguered incumbents and the White House, need to counter the toxic message of the Tea Party so voters have an alternative.
Not surprisingly, the Times went on to lambaste Delaware's Republican nominee for Senate Christine O'Donnell and New York's Republican nominee for governor Carl Paladino.
As such, with Obama and the Democrats plummeting in the polls, the unemployment rate at 9.6 percent and likely climbing, and the Party that has been in power for approaching four years having absolutely nothing positive to run on, the Gray Lady has decided to run its own attack ad disguised as an editorial.
It sure is going to be an interesting roughly six-plus weeks heading up to Election Day.