"Here’s a question for Jim DeMint: Who put him in charge of anything? The tea party movement has been grassroots driven. We understand that the tea party movement is an incredibly diverse movement united around the idea of getting government out of our business."
By joining with (gay conservative group) GOProud, the libertarian-minded tea partiers are trying to save their movement, not fracture it, says People for the American Way’s Montgomery. “They realize that once they get into the social issues, it will divide the movement. This is their shot across the bow to the religious right,” he says. Let the battle commence.