Former Alaska Governor and Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin speaks to the crowd in June in Sevierville, Tenn. The event, America's Last Stand, was organized to motivate voters and members of the tea party.
Former Alaska Governor and Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin speaks to the crowd in June in Sevierville, Tenn. The event, America's Last Stand, was organized to motivate voters and members of the tea party. File photo The Associated Press
Former Alaska Governor and Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin speaks to the crowd in June in Sevierville, Tenn. The event, America's Last Stand, was organized to motivate voters and members of the tea party. File photo The Associated Press

Michael Gerson: Tea party extremes steer voters from Republicans

July 10, 2014 07:00 AM