Leaders of the Tea Party Patriots organization declared Tuesday’s election results “a victory for liberty,” but blamed a rival Tea Party organization for Senate losses in Nevada and Delaware, saying the group shouldn’t have intervened in those elections by making endorsements in the primary.
The two organizations have a history of feuding over how involved national groups should be in elections. The Tea Party Patriots organization does not endorse candidates, while the California-based Tea Party Express endorsed numerous candidates this cycle.
Asked if Tea Party voters should be more pragmatic in nominating more electable candidates during future elections, Jenny Beth Martin, a national coordinator for the Tea Party Patriots, took a swipe at the rival Tea Party Express.
To the everyday citizen (mostly those who do not follow politics or choose not to get educated on real issues), if the words "Tea Party" are attached to an individual,-it's all considered 1 big group. So, O'Donnell and Paladino are associated with EVERY TPM faction, in the eyes of most, whether it's reality or not. Think to the lowest common denominator.
Answer by Sisteract at 4:51 PM on Nov. 3, 2010
Answer by urkiddingright at 3:47 PM on Nov. 3, 2010
I wasn't under the impression that it was an actual party, but rather a movement.
Answer by QuinnMae at 3:47 PM on Nov. 3, 2010
Answer by NotPanicking at 3:52 PM on Nov. 3, 2010
Answer by jewjewbee at 3:55 PM on Nov. 3, 2010
Answer by urkiddingright at 3:57 PM on Nov. 3, 2010
Answer by yourspecialkid at 4:24 PM on Nov. 3, 2010
I would think the TPM is breathing an enormous sigh of relief that those 3 lunatics were defeated....saved that "movements" face, IMO. Amazing they allowed those fringe individuals to attach their names to the movement's sail.
Answer by Sisteract at 4:14 PM on Nov. 3, 2010
Answer by gammie at 5:14 PM on Nov. 3, 2010