The Future for the Republican Party
To anybody who knows anything about Tea Partiers, how they think, and what they believe, this is ludicrous. Better still, it's destined to be completely ineffective.
A couple of years back, I wrote that for a true third party to come into power, they would have to start locally, in the State Houses and Senates, and build a base to launch national campaigns. While the MSM and Karl Rove want to concentrate on the few big races the Tea Party candidates lost, what they should be paying attention to are the dozens of State elections won by Tea Party backed candidates. These folks are now in charge of their State legislatures, and can begin to build up their base. If the RNC fails to back these newly elected state legislators, as the Republican Senatorial Committee is failing to back Joe Miller in Alaska, then you can expect to see these new legislators start to work together across state lines to form a new party, probably not in time for 2012, but certainly in time for 2016.
But what is more likely is that the Tea Party candidates will begin to take over the national organization, revitalizing the Republican Party with true fiscal conservatives.
What everybody seems to forget, or not want to deal with is that Tea Partiers have many social conservatives, but the driver for the movement is reducing the size of government and it's interference in our lives. The second driver is fiscal responsibility, returning to a federal government we can afford. Social issues are way down deep on the priority list.