As vacation fever heats up, I'm distracted more than usual. Which is saying something. So bear with me as I bounce around on my pogo stick dressed up as a soap box.

Pundits touted this week's primaries as a precursor to the midterms later this year, with Tea Partiers promising big changes with the grass roots sweeping out the insider incumbents. (Can you really call such a well-funded organization a grass roots movement? Maybe it's because of all the green.)

Either way, the Tea Party got broken up by the establishment wing of the GOP, with incumbents winning across the board in Georgia, Kentucky, Idaho, Oregon and Pennsylvania. The big one, of course, was Mitch McConnell, who won handily.

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