I never thought the Tea Party was going to be that influential to begin with, especially since,when asked about policy they responded with Fox News talking points. They have no substantive value, they have always seemed more like an angry mob.
Sara Robinson of Campaign for America’s Progress writes in her blog post, Tough Times for the Tea Party?:
Is the Tea Party over? It’s too early to say. But it doesn’t look good right now. Overexposed by a fickle media, jilted by FOX News, riven by a growing schism, confirmed as nothing more than a bunch of corporate tools, and increasingly viewed as potentially toxic by even the GOP’s most ardent conservatives, they’ve hit a bad patch that may be very hard to pull out of in time for the fall elections.
I sure hope the media sees the Tea Party for what it truly is and starts reporting on actual policy, so the American people can become informed.