Republican Party

Tea Party Emerges From GOP Skirmishes Unscathed

Relationship between the Tea Party and the establishment GOP was on full display recently


The Republican civil war erupted into full view this fall, and the establishment looked like it was about to shove the movement back in line.

But the early skirmishes ended with the tea party no weaker than it was.

And while the party's internal fight will rage on, the opening battles suggest the establishment is just starting to see how much it will take to reclaim the power it has ceded to the movement in recent years.