Tea party group aims for 'winning by building, building by winning'
FreedomWorks' Russ Walker shows activists a map of the "tea party belt," states where the movement has had success.
June 19th, 2012
07:34 AM ET
3 years ago

Tea party group aims for 'winning by building, building by winning'

Washington (CNN) - As it continues to ramp up its efforts for the 2012 election cycle, a national umbrella organization for the tea party movement readily admits its grassroots organizing strategy is borrowed from the left's political playbook.

"Whether they win or lose a campaign, an election, a fight of some kind - did they come out stronger than they went in?" is how Brendan Steinhauser, FreedomWorks' director of state and federal campaigns, described the grassroots approach utilized by liberals.

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soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. Are you kidding me?

    The tea party is an epic failure to progress and moving our country forward. If they do not like things here they should try living in another country for 2 years. They will have a whole new appreciation forthis country and our president.

    June 19, 2012 07:58 am at 7:58 am |
  2. T'sah from Virginia

    ►Tea party group aims for 'winning by building, building by winning'◄
    Then LOSING by not WINNING and then WINNING and LOSING
    All in all – they can WIN their argument among themselves but in the end they should look around
    And take notice that their neighborhood is not diversed which makes them appear to be clowns!!

    One way they could possibly WIN ONE argument is by not constantly saying they want to "take America BACK!!!

    Obama 2012 – The Only Trusted Way Forward!

    June 19, 2012 08:12 am at 8:12 am |
  3. The GOP needs to pack up and leave

    I know that the GOP is full of clueless individuals. Just look at Palin, Bachmann, Romney, the FAUX news crew, but the TPers are really out there. They're so far gone, they may as well be on Pluto. Talk about a group that has no idea what it's talking about!

    June 19, 2012 08:29 am at 8:29 am |
  4. Wake up people

    Oh they don't have a chance in Michigan. Vote the Tea baggers out in 2012!

    OBAMA 2012!

    June 19, 2012 09:09 am at 9:09 am |
  5. Jules

    Look at the picture people. Need I say more.

    June 19, 2012 09:39 am at 9:39 am |
  6. jerry

    this is what was once called the silent majority...and the left wing media can only tag it otherwise so long...a lies a lie and it become obvious eventually. Look out obama they are coming for you in November.

    June 19, 2012 10:08 am at 10:08 am |
  7. enuff

    These people condemn the left, yet steal from their organiztional handbook, then condemns the left again coming up with the very grassroot organization they have stolen. Sounds about right.

    June 19, 2012 10:11 am at 10:11 am |