Worthless Analysis - Junk Journalist Alexandra Moe performs an analysis of the winning ratio for Tea Party candidates admitting it was hard to identify them accurately. There is nothing useful provided to the reader as too many questions are unanswered. Junk Journalist Moe simply takes raw numbers in what appears to be NBC’s attempt to diminish Tea Party efforts. In classic Junk Journalism form, Moe doesn’t look at whether those that won faced strong Democrats. The Junk Journalist doesn’t consider whether the losers ran in districts that were heavily Democrat. This Junk Journalist states “identifying Tea Party candidates is undoubtedly inexact.”
Does not examine top of ticket issues - Many of the losing candidates, nearly 20 percent, were in California where the top of the ticket consisted of moderate gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman,who unlike the Tea Party candidates, gave different answers to supporters depending on their backgrounds. She was the quintessential moderate Republican stumbling through the campaign trying to be all things to all people. With Whitman at the top of the ticket, Californians were left with liberal Jerry Brown and slightly less liberal Meg Whitman.