What's more, the Tea Party has now proven that they can not only talk a good game, but they can actually put solid, principled Republicans in office. This should serve to send a strong message to Republican leadership that the Tea Party can be an ally in electing the best candidates, rather than a political rapid to be navigated. And as we look towards the coming general elections, Tea Party organizers must remember that the resources and support of the Republican Party can work on their behalf as well. We are strongest when we are working together.
Last night's win was historic for the Tea Party movement. But we must not stop now. It's time to hold candidates and office-holders accountable when it comes to spending, the deficit and the tax burden being placed on our families.
By pushing hard on this front, in a couple of years, we will be able to stand up and ask President Obama just how he takes his tea.