Predictably, Republicans are trying to blame the loss on a Tea Party candidate, who they say, stole votes from the Republican candidate. However, the Republican candidate would still have lost, even if you gave all the Tea Party votes to the Republican. So, this is merely Republicans trying to polish a turd. A majority of Republicans in the House of Representatives voted for the plan to end Medicare, as we know it, and they will have to defend that plan in the 2012 elections. It's a big challenge for them because an over-whelming majority of Americans oppose the Republican plans.
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