If a candidate wins with the aid of the Tea Party movement then the Tea Party Movement is considered to be alive and kicking. If a candidate loses then according to the mainstream media the Tea Party Movement is all but dead.
The media and the left simply don’t realize that the Tea Party Movement is simply informal groups that coalesce around a particular candidate for primaries and general elections.
The general public has a false understanding of the Tea Party Movement because the media likes to interview Tea Party “leaders” who sometimes act as if they can control all of their “members”. This is the furthest thing from the truth.
Most Tea Party “members” are independent individuals who usually have a narrow focus. They’re against high taxes or government surveillance or some other libertarian/conservative gripe.
The Tea Party Movement has slowly coalesced with the Republican Party. They are now a segment or wing of the party rather than a group apart from the party.
The Tea Party Movement now needs to understand that in politics you can’t be a sore loser. If you are then bad things happen like the election of Barack Obama.
In 2010 the Republican Party lost four winnable races in Nevada, Delaware, Missouri and Indiana. If the party had won those races we would be looking at only the need to win two seats for the majority. Instead, we need to win six seats for the majority.
The Tea Party Movement needs to keep its eye on the prize. By controlling the House and the Senate the Republicans can throttle Obama’s left-wing agenda. They can negotiate better deals with the White House.
All that we need is unanimity of purpose between the Republican Party and its adopted child, the Tea Party Movement. But the party must reciprocate.
The Republican Party is spending three times as much money on advertising against other Republicans and Tea Partiers as the spend against their Democrat opponents. And that’s not right.
The RNC needs to get a handle on the intraparty spending because it wastes valuable resources that would be better used against Democrats. It’s long past time that everyone on the right recognizes that the real enemy is the Democrat left not the Republican Party or the Tea Parties.