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After Dem election annihilation, CNN panel ponders potential ruination of GOP

By Doug Powers  •  December 7, 2014 08:10 PM

**Written by Doug Powers

Shorter CNN segment Sunday morning: Democrats got creamed last month — how could this be terrible news for the Republicans?

From Newsbusters:

On Sunday, CNN’s Inside Politics spent several minutes hyping the supposed headache Tea Partiers could give GOP leadership despite the Republican Party winning their 54th Senate seat following Saturday’s runoff in Louisiana.

During the discussion, Robert Costa of The Washington Post insisted that Senator Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is trying “to govern responsibly and he wants to set the party up for major gains in ’16. And that started in 2014 by pushing back the Tea Party and it starts now by making sure that all the passions and eagerness in the House don’t overtake the party.”

Rather than push back at the anti-Tea Party sentiments, host John King concluded by throwing some fuel to the fire:

I want to show our viewers a picture that i think they love at the White House and they don’t like if you’re Speaker Boehner or leader McConnell. And that is that picture we had in the open, Ted Cruz standing around with a bunch of Tea Party members, conservatives in the House. This is great for us if you’re political journalists, this is great for us. But how much of this is a real threat to the Republicans getting their act together and doing things –Or how much of it is just a nuisance?

Anything to avoid spending too much time analyzing why there’s a post-election mushroom cloud over DNC headquarters.

**Written by Doug Powers

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