The Tea Party movement and those Republican lawmakers closely associated with it insisted there would not be a “clean” debt ceiling bill. They were adamant about excluding tax hikes. In the end a majority of the freshmen House members and about half of the House Tea Party caucus supported the deal. However, many conservatives are deeply unhappy with it. All of the Republican presidential candidates with the exception of Jon Huntsman opposed the final deal.
So did the Tea Party win this one, or did it fail in its most visible fight yet? Please submit your answers by 6 p.m. ET on Sunday.