Andrew Langer of the Institute for Liberty and Ari Melber of The Nation, spoke with Cenk Uygur on MSNBC to discuss three primary losses this week by Tea Party candidates. Two of which also had the endorsement of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.
Uygur: Andrew, how would describe the current state of The Tea Party?
Langer: "Well I think people are very fired up Cenk. I think in the end folks are really looking at the fall elections and the Tea Party activists are doing what activist all over the country have traditionally done. They've gotten involved in campaigns and whats wonderful about this season is that it's brought us a plethora of candidates from which to choose"
Uygur: "Was it wonderful to loose an 11 point lead that Sharron Angle had over harry Reid, and know she's trailing by 7?"
Langer: "When you have a primary that happens, you have candidates that rebound after a primary. Certainly you've spent weeks with candidates that have been fighting with each other. It's hard for parties to come back together after that."
Uygur: "Ari? - In response to rumors that the Democratic Party is actually looking to support Tea Parties in order to help weaken the right."
Melber: "I think people would be making a profound mistake to cherry-pick a few races where [Tea Party] challengers aren't winning," he says. "I think the Tea Party remains very powerful."