It’s time for a story everyone, a tale that involves the once relevant conservatives of the Republican Party and the party crashing, disruptive Tea Party and their attempt to ruin the Grand Old Party. The Tea Party isn’t your father’s conservative party; dear old dad’s Republican Party knew how the game of politics was played, making the best deal possible for their side through negotiations while standing by their fiscal and moral principles. Today Republicans face an enormous amount of political wrangling inside the party with many of its conservative members fearing they will be ostracized for falling outside the lines of a hard right-wing ideology. In order for the party to regain any semblance of being a viable party instead of a faction of obstructionists, they may need to take a page out of Grover Norquist’s playbook and reduce the size of the Tea Party and drown it in the bathtub.
The Democratic Party couldn't be happier to see the civil unrest in the Republican Party and any assistance by Tea Party constituents kicking its conservative comrades in the gonads is welcomed and gives Democrats an advantage for making the case to swing voters the Republican Party isn't ready to be taken seriously.
In a Pew Research poll, Democrats received a higher percentage of support than Republicans and the same goes for Democratic candidates over Republican candidates running for office in 2014 and 2016 elections. Although polls fluctuate a House full of GOP candidates who are extremely unpopular holding investigations against a very popular President Obama and an even more popular Hilary Clinton will find it difficult to gain political points and even harder to pick up seats in Congress. It’s quite simple; Tea Party candidates can win the Republican nomination over more moderate GOP candidates, but fail to win in the general election.
The prime edict for the Tea Party seems to be tax breaks for the rich, dismantling the Affordable Care Act, standing in the way of immigration reform and threating to shut down the government. At the same time unwilling to consider issues from minority voters. If the GOP believes this is a winning strategy especially when the majority of voters are seeking equality and fairness then it becomes crystal clear to see why the Republican Party is unpopular.