You're also saying they will push moderate Democrats to the right.
I agree by the way.
They are not going to " take away" from "alternative" conservative views unless it is from socially conservative blocs.
I hope and believe they will "take away" from Republican Establishment views.
The number of moderate Republicans they drive to the Democrats will be minimal and base on ignorance. Frankly, any Republican who believes of the Tea Party Movement what folks like you and plainoldme do, belong with Democrats.
More people who voted for Democrats in 2008 are going to switch to Republicans in November than the reverse. Only the most self-deluding Liberal thinks otherwise.
I'm not going to predict how big the Republican victory will be in November, but I'm absolutely certain it will be a victory that changes the landscape, if not the majorities in either house.
In anticipation of it, Democrats are already running to the Right in primaries and special elections, and the one who embraced the Left and millions of dollars from Labor and MoveOne lost to the Left's #1 Democratic target: Blanche Lincoln.
Make no mistake,this was a big defeat for the hard Left. They were counting on a defeat of Lincoln to strike fear in the hearts of wavering Democrats. The amount of money they poured into the campaign proves how serious they thought it was.
The Left has no idea what the Tea Party Movement is about and folks like you have swallowed, hook line and sinker, the nonsense generate by Liberal operatives to impugn it.
Come November you're going to be like Pauline Kael the NY Times critic who after Nixon creamed McGovern said:
"I don't understand it. No one I know voted for Nixon"