“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself.
Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman
The "Tea Party" is a media creation. There is no such united movement. It is made up of millions of individuals all over the country that have joined geographically isolated groups voicing their own beliefs at a local level.
That is what I believe the movement should keep doing - AT THE LOCAL LEVEL - until such time as they can reform the system biased towards two major parties not allow others to advance an agenda.
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It would certainly make it easier to identify those without a clue on economics, and would help the republican party weed out the extremist idiots.
It's simply a revolt against Obama's policies, so it would be short-lived. If they want to be recognized after that, then I think they should create a party.
"Gay marriage, pot, guns, peace, and cash are all we need"
In a way, they represent the waning of the power of the GOP as they start listening to their populist wing. It's only temporary. The GOP will be back as soon as they relegate the TPers to the fringes of the tent.
I thought that was their whole point in the first place, to be their own political party.
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I don't want the Tea Party in the Republican party. So yes, they should.
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If they were smart, they shouldn't. But just in case they are not, perhaps it would be better that they should. Third parties are mostly useless, aside from the rare moment that they actually influence the Party platform. It's a fool's game.
"No religion is true, but some religion, any religion, is politically necessary. Law and morality are insufficient for the large majority of men. Obedience to the law and to the morals are insufficient for making men happy. […]Law and morality are therefore in need of being supplemented by divine rewards and punishments."