As the tea party movement gained momentum, its members began using their newfound influence to push their agenda in the name of Tea Party ideals.
As such, many tea party activists began to advocate for Tea Party policies, from defunding Medicare and Medicaid to banning the federal government from regulating abortion to outlawing marriage equality.
In the face of these policies, the tea parties became an effective rallying point for conservatives across the country.
Tea Party members and supporters have been active in local elections and the courts, including in Arizona, Texas, and Louisiana.
They’ve also worked with the state of Wisconsin to block a ballot initiative to allow for marriage equality, and they’ve pushed for the defunding of Planned Parenthood and their abortion services.
In the process, the Tea party has created a strong social media presence, helped drive support for conservative candidates and legislation in many states, and helped to win the support of Tea party activists who have been emboldened by the tea partiers’ success.
This has led to some unexpected consequences.
Tea party members and advocates have been attacked by Tea party supporters, including those who claim to be conservatives and anti-establishment.
In some cases, they’ve been accused of engaging in harassment and violence.
And in the wake of this controversy, some tea party members have expressed concern that the tea portioniers’ actions could harm the Tea parties political standing.
The Tea Party Movement is a powerful force in American politics and in the conservative movement.
Its members have pushed hard to win seats in the House and the Senate, and many of them have gained the trust of conservatives across America.
But tea party groups are often seen as the mouthpieces of extreme politics and their members are seen as extremists, making them vulnerable to attacks by the conservative grassroots.
While it is true that tea party activism has attracted support from some moderate members, this is only the beginning.
This article originally appeared at The American Prospect.
To learn more about the history of the Tea Partiers and the political landscape of the United States, read this history of Tea Parties.