Indeed, the party of corporate America seems to have created an interesting franchise in the Tea Party. It's essentially a wholly-owned subsidiary of the GOP, just like it's promotional partner FOX News. And one has to give them credit where credit is due: once again they are playing low-information (or, frankly, low intellect) voters for fools as they sway them toward voting against their own best interests. Kind of a recurring theme. Of course, they found something that works (along with obstructionism), and they are sticking with it. I guess it's the best strategy given they don't really have any new ideas to move forward, only plans to regress, repress, and widen the income gap (see 2001-2008).
[h/t Political Carnival]