The Tea Party is little more than a bunch of right wing nut jobs.
A friend of mine is a proud Tea party supporter. He took exception to some comments that I made about the Tea Party, and referred me to a website that contained the Tea Party "mission statement". On paper, it looks well thought out and reasonable. But in practice, the Tea Party is dominated by the hard-core religious right, who distort the "mission statement" with utter foolishness, such as Todd Akin's rape comments.