On CNN Saturday Morning, Amy Kremer who is the chairwoman of the Tea Party Express was interviewed. She was asked on who was to blame for the Republican losses in the 2012 Elections. According to Kremer, there is much blame to pass around. The question posed by the show's host asks about the relevance of the Tea Party Movement. Kremer says that the Tea Party isn't dead; instead, the Tea Party is going to emerge from this even stronger.
When talked about social issues, Kremer said that the Tea Party is about fiscal issues. When asked about social issues, Kremer explained that the people focused too much on things such as the stances by Richard Mourdock in regards to abortion. She said that the Tea Party was never about social issues and it never will be. From what Kremer said, the war on women doesn't exist and said that things like Roe v Wade won't get overturned.
Keep in mind that Amy Kremer is part of the Tea Party express; however, there are many groups that call themselves members of the Tea Party. According to the Tea Party Patriots, as reported by US News
, said that Romney lost the US Presidential elections because he was a “weak moderate.” Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney was the GOP rival to Democratic incumbent Barack Obama. Obama won re-election as the United States President. Like Kremer of the Tea Party Express, the Tea Party Patriots say that they are not going away.
It seems that the Tea Party movement is gearing up for another political round against Obama.
This brings up a possible internal battle for the future of the GOP's identity in the future. According to GOP Rep. Steve LaTourette of Ohio, the blame from the Tea Party was absolute garbage. LaTourette said that criticism from the Tea Party was “nonsense
.” He said that the GOP needed to become a national party.
LaTourette explained that the GOP won't become a national party if they give up the entire eastern coast of the United States. He implied that the Tea Party caused the GOP to come off as being “nutty.” With regards to the elections, LaTourette's wife was about to vote for Romney. His wife is registered as a Democrat. However, his wife voted for Obama because of what Mourdock and Todd Akin said in regards to abortion.
According to an article on Slate, the Tea Party's next battle could be with the GOP
As the 2012 elections have already been done with, there's still the 2014 and 2016 elections. Is the movement going to be less relevant or is the Tea Party going to be stronger and more relevant in the next few years?