created? What policy positions do they advocate? Do you think the rise of the Tea Party has been beneficial for the Republican Party? Why or why not?…

  • What is the Tea Party? When were they created? What policy positions do they advocate?
  • Do you think the rise of the Tea Party has been beneficial for the Republican Party? Why or why not?
  • If you were advising the Tea Party on how to maximize its power and influence, would you tell Tea Party members to stay with the Republican Party or launch their own?
  • As an independent party could the Tea Party be competitive in a state like Texas? Why or why not?
  • Do you think that there should be more than two competitive political parties in the United States? Why or why not?