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Is the Tea Party Destroying the Republican Party?


Former U.S. Sen. Bob Bennett believes the tea party is destroying the Republican Party. The ex-Utah lawmaker, a victim of tea party politics when he lost his seat in 2010 to Mike Lee, gave his candid assessment to a conference of the Assoc.of Amer Editorial Cartoonists in Salt Lake City. "We're a center-right nation. The further politicians move away from the center, the more alienating their party becomes," Bennett said. He compared the damage of the tea party on the Republican Party to what happened to the Democratic Party in the 1970s as a result of the so-called McGovernites.

 

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    Mitch Alan 4 years ago

    Both parties are part of the problem, including corporatism. Capitalism is a good thing, but what both parties have added to, is the growing power and scope of the government and corporatism.

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    d.william 4 years ago

    excellent link. all should read it, but unfortunately those who need 2 never will - and if they do they will blindly deny it as truth.


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    Ralph Deeds 4 years ago

    True. Nader had the same effect on Gore candidacy, assuring the election of Bush. But, the Tea Party is causing the GOP to paint itself into an ever-smaller corner, alienating minorities, gays, young people and women who support their right to choose


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