November 8th, 2012
10:47 PM ET

Evaluating the tea party after the election

Anderson Cooper talks with Ari Fleischer and Van Jones about the tea party losses this election and what it means for both the Republicans and Democrats.

Fleischer says he likes the economic conservatism of the tea party, but they have had unqualified candidates in the past and need better messengers for their platform.

Jones believes people should regard the tea party with a certain amount of respect for how they've mobilized and garnered support, but they are not appealing broadly. He argues their tone has been "very offensive" to people of color and to women.

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  1. Jack

    You should also include a lot of us independent conservative feel the same.

    November 12, 2012 at 11:53 pm |