It may not matter that much....
Actually we have many parties
others (Socialists , Tea, Libertarians, Reform, Green, ect )
"When Faith preaches Hate, Blessed are the Doubters." - Amin Maalouf
Only if the looney progressives would leave the democratic party
Then, we could give them their own capital, maybe on one of the Channel Islands or somewhere that they can't bother the rest of us.
Can't we just turn Congress off and then turn it back on again?
In response to the poll question....other....
Since as I understand it, the Tea Party is a coalition of more local "tea parties", each with similar but slightly differing goals.
Further, that the "tea party" is already a separate entity, judging by the differences between some of the elected officials it supported and those it did not, even within the Republican Party.
So the way I see it, either they never were part of the repubs (although they might have latched on or been convinced to latch on, temporarily), or they differ in goals enough that they might as well be a separate party...
Seem the question is a bit more complex than "yes/No", since they might not be part of the repubs anyway..
Sometimes I think we're alone. Sometimes I think we're not. In either case, the thought is staggering. ~ R. Buckminster Fuller
The whole modern world has divided itself into Conservatives and Progressives. The business of Progressives is to go on making mistakes. The business of Conservatives is to prevent mistakes from being corrected.