In the span of a few short years, the tea party movement has become a remarkable force in American politics, influencing elections and the debate over government practices and policies. Expert E.J. Dionne, Jr. says that the movement has pulled national politics to the right overall, and has added a vocal and extremely powerful far-right faction to the Republican Party, which he argues is a detriment to moderate Republicans and the party as whole.
@ Brookings Podcast: The Tea Party’s Influence on American Politics
September 23, 2011