What do Democrats think about the Tea Party?
The Tea Party is not an official political party at this point, but an anti-tax movement, which has led protests nationally and on the state level nationwide since last year.
The group gets its name from the Boston Tea Party, the aim of which was to protest taxation without representation.
South Carolina Democratic Party Chair Carol Fowler says she finds it interesting to watch. Fowler believes the movement has the potential to hurt the GOP because it’s a divisive force, but she says, as an observer, she’s not sure what the future of the movement holds. But she notes that it is easy to form an official third party organization in South Carolina than it is in some other states.
(Fowler on the Tea Party movement MP3 1:18)
Fowler on the Tea Party
Democratic Congressman Jim Clyburn says he believes the Tea Party movement will cause a divide in the GOP which will be good for the Democratic party and the American people.