So, when I first started getting into politics, I was nearing close to 18, I am now 18, but I am very interested as to why so many people appear to despise the Tea Party. I have been to a meeting before, and I liked it, except it seemed some of the things where focused more on arguing then getting things done, but it did appear better then the Republican parties, where it was usually "get this candidate elected so" etc. I joined the Republican Party, and the Tea Party. Because both had philosophies I approved of, and if I found any at a Democratic Party meeting, I'd join them too. I am not sure WHAT to do though. I mean, I cannot seem to find a group I can correspond with completely, should I start my own party? Become a independent in all ways? Also, just to point something out, I do not understand party loyalty, it doesn't make sense to me. If the Tea Party or Republican Party had a candidate I didn't approve of, I would not vote for them, because they are not who I'd want to represent me. I am not saying their is anything right or wrong with the Tea Party, I am just asking what negative things people see about the Tea Party.