Is the Tea Party movement hurting or helping the Repubican Party? Cache County Republican Party Chairman David James says right now it’s too early to tell. He says the Tea Party has pockets of strength across the nation but in some places it is not very strong.James says the Tea Party seems to be a continually changing movement.”Their biggest issue right now is with regards to spending,” James says. “That is a message that resonates with Americans across political boundaries.”But whether or not the movement is damaging the traditional Republican Party, James is unsure.”I don’t know that the Tea Party is hurting anyone,” he continued. “I think they are bringing an issue into sharp focus that needs to be looked at very closely.”James says we do need reform but his concern is that it be done very carefully, especially when it comes to moving federal programs to the state level.
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