The Tea Parties aren't so much a "movement" as a spontaneous reaction to the Hi-Handed hard left turn Obama took the country into. Nationalizing automobile manufacturers, the health-care insurance industry, banks and a host of other industries isn't ever a step "towards" liberty and freedom. Creating a Ruling Class Elite with two-dozen-plus unelected "Czars" who do not answer to Congress, yet wield Federal Power & Authority, smacks of Tyranny, not Democracy. Spending trillions of dollars on needless pork, which our Great Grandchildren will still be paying for, is hardly what anyone can call Fiscal Responsibility.
The Tea (Taxed Enough Already) Party is a grass-roots response to the swift adoption of all those Socialist aimed agendas. We have NO desire to see our beloved nation go the way of Greece.
If the old "country club" Republican political machine wants to cling to its dinosaur " moderate/centrist" model, and promote losing candidates like McCain again, they will find themselves out of a job in very little time.
The Tea Party is soon to be the new face of the Conservative Republican Party. This current election cycle is just the beginning. We are sending dozens of Tea Party endorsed candidates to DC this November. I fully expect a Tea Party endorsed President, come 2012.