After Election Victories, Tea Party Activist Look Ahead to 2012

From Fox News:

After Tuesday’s historic election, the Tea Party may be just getting started.

More than 30 Tea Party-supported candidates seized victory on Tuesday as Republicans captured the House and diminished the Democratic majority in the Senate. Among the winners in the Senate were Rand Paul in Kentucky, Marco Rubio in Florida, Mike Lee in Utah and Pat Toomey in Pennsylvania.

But anything could happen from now until the presidential election in 2012, and it remains to be seen whether a conservative movement that prides itself on being outside the establishment will front its own Tea Party presidential candidate, revolutionize the Republican Party or merely fade back into the background.

Leading Tea Partiers vowed to keep up the pressure on their favored new lawmakers to fight aWashington establishment they say is broken and doesn’t work for the best interests of the American people. That could make trouble for congressional leaders who need compromise and dealmaking to get any work done.

Several Tea Party winners said in interviews that they were reaching out to one another in the wake of the elections to form a coalition based on their conservative principles. Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., had formed a Tea Party caucus this summer with a couple dozen members, but it’s unclear whether freshmen lawmakers with Tea Party backing would join her group or start one of their own.

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One Response to “After Election Victories, Tea Party Activist Look Ahead to 2012”

  1. Bern Says:

    I sincerely pray that leaders in the Tea Party movement do not reach EGO stage. They must be realistic that it is through baby steps that their organization will succeed. There will be a need to compromise if for the only reason is that they are in the minority and are in the learning stage of change – it is extremely important to pick and choose the battle. The toe is in the door, they need to remember that it is the foot that gives the kick. Please know and realize the difference and lead accordingly, then there will, eventually, be success.

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