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Wino June 11th, 2014 12:28am

Does the Tea Party help the GOP more or harm it?

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suppressedID suck it Kyle
06/10/14 8:27 pm

They're finally interesting to watch. Completely looney, but fun to watch.

catpillow Florida West Coast
06/10/14 7:45 pm

“Mark my word, if and when these preachers get control of the [Republican] party, and they're sure trying to do so, it's going to be a terrible damn problem. Frankly, these people frighten me. Politics and governing demand compromise.

catpillow Florida West Coast
06/10/14 7:46 pm

But these Christians believe they are acting in the name of God, so they can't and won't compromise. I know, I've tried to deal with them.”
― Barry M. Goldwater

jvberg Winter has Come
06/10/14 7:07 pm

the tea party is the most harmful thing to the republican party

skinner Jersey City
06/10/14 6:30 pm

I'm sick of the Tea Party taking out our incumbents. They need to stop destroying the stability of our party and begin to negotiate pragmatically not just with the Democrats but with their own party

Wino I need a drink
06/10/14 6:39 pm

Negotiate? What is that? I haven't seen it at the national level for almost two decades.

skinner Jersey City
06/10/14 6:40 pm

It still happens there are just less and less people willing to do that as the two parties become increasingly polarized.

Wino I need a drink
06/10/14 8:27 pm

I will concede that it does happen. It's just so far and few between that it is frustrating.

Diogenes FreeMeBe
06/10/14 6:15 pm

The GOP screws itself by selecting platforms that have nothing to do with the major issues on constituents' minds. The question is what effect does the GOP have on the Tea Party.

Wino I need a drink
06/10/14 6:10 pm

I was just rethinking this as Dave Brat beat Eric Cantor. I just don't know if DB will get enough of the independents. I think they are fine for extreme states, but moderate states...

veritas1 Panda
06/10/14 6:14 pm

I heard there isn't a democratic challenger.

Wino I need a drink
06/10/14 6:17 pm

Actually it was announced that they are running someone else from Randolph-Macon College. I can't remember the name.

Wino I need a drink
06/10/14 6:19 pm

That translates Democrats thinking they have a chance in an area that is estimated to be almost 60% Republican.

veritas1 Panda
06/10/14 6:32 pm

That's great news. I hope he/she wins.

Lelouch Partisan Free Zone
06/10/14 6:05 pm

Harming, but it isn't the only cause of why the Republican Party has been in the decline in the past years. While the libertarian party is getting most of the fiscal conservatives, since many republicans are pushing religion into politics.

EnderWiggin So disillusioned...
06/10/14 5:42 pm

Actually, in many ways it harms the left more.

Just wait until the Koch Brother $$ dries up.

I guess that'll be a loooonnnngggg time.