Alabama Republican Representative Spencer Bachus recently stated that the Republican Party did not win critical Senate seats from this past 2010 midterm election primarily because of Sarah Palin and the Tea Party. Bachus stated the Senate would be Republican except for Palin endorsed candidates. “Sarah Palin cost us control of the Senate.” Hold up, stop the presses.
What is it that I am missing here? The Tea Party candidates did very well in US House races. Had it not been for the Tea Party the likes of Jim DeMint (R-S.C.), Rand Paul (R-Ky), Allen West (R-Fla) and Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), just to name a few the movement is to thank for midterm GOP gains. Because of Sarah Palin, the Grand Ole Party has leverage against the Obama administrations policies.
The Tea Party help the Republican base and elevated John Boehner, the new Speaker of the House in running the Senate adding power to Congress by beating establishment candidates in the GOP that do nothing for the people just padding special interest agenda the former Alaska governor’s pushing of particularly conservative candidates that many considered to be beyond the pale.
The Republican Party will gain from a fresh tea party political strategy that won’t compromise against established Republicans. The Tea Baggers did not complicated Republican matters. Finger pointing and not accepting Palin endorsed candidates were to blame for the inability of Republicans to seize Senate control. The Tea Party is responsible for just about every Republican elected around the country rallying support to move this country forward.