Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul said he doesn’t think the Tea Party will ditch the GOP and become a third party, reports the Lexington Herald-Leader.
In an interview published Thursday, Paul said the Tea Party movement has broadened conservative politics.
“Right now it is a great advantage to us in the Republican Party because it has grown the Republican Party,” Paul said.
But when asked whether he foresees the Tea Party movement transforming into a third, viable political party, Paul answered, “I don’t think so.”
Paul said the movement will exist “as long as government continues with excessive spending.” In his new book, “The Tea Party Goes to Washington,” Paul traces big spending back to Republican former president George W. Bush.
Nothing in that article implies people who belong to Tea Party organizations are the GOP. Just that the many organizations are unlikely to merge into a political party.
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attitudes of most of the American people. Fiscally and Socially conservative.
LOL- SOCIAL conservatives?????? A social conservative will never win the Presidency in this country-no matter how much YOU wish it to be so. I almost choked on by morning cuppa-
I agree with GD-
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