Dems election strategy: Equate GOP and tea party

WASHINGTON — The Democrats’ national chairman on Wednesday trotted out his party’s fall election strategy to limit potential GOP gains, claiming Republican goals are inseparable from the tea party’s, from killing off Medicare to abolishing the departments of Education and Energy.

Republicans brushed off Tim Kaine’s attack and struck back at the Democrats who run Washington, saying their “arrogant agenda” has so frustrated voters that they want a new party in charge.

The problem is, tea party folks are many independents, and many democrats agree with the general lack of forthright nous of the White house. This is slippery ground. People are pretty upset from all sides.