Posted by | November 8, 2012 16:48 | Filed under: Top Stories

Submitted by Cheston Catalano

Retiring Congressman Steve LaTourette of Ohio things the Tea Party is hurting Republicans.

“There’s a one-word phrase we use in Ohio for that: ‘crap,’” LaTourette said on CNN’s “Starting Point,” when asked whether he bought a Tea Party leader’s line that that group is the nation’s “last best hope” to “restore America’s founding principles.”

“That’s nonsense,” LaTourette continued. He said that a number of congressional losses Tuesday underscore the dangers facing the GOP.

“The Republican Party cannot be a national party if we give up the entire East Coast of the United States,” he said, adding, “We don’t have any Republicans in New England. We don’t have Republicans in the mid-Atlantic states. We can’t continue to diss the Latino voters.”

By: Cheston Catalano

Cheston Catalano is a Kentucky-based journalist whose work has been featured in the Chattanooga Times Free Press and the Clarksville Leaf Chronicle. He is a long-time contributor to Liberaland.