Been thinking about this.
One thing that sets aside just about every self described Tea Party voter from every other group; They are all, each and every one, people who pay taxes and support society.... rather than folks who take from, use, depend on, and abuse society.
This is not to say the Demican and Republicrat parties are composed of the latter, but the Tea Party is almost 100% the former.
The 50% of US citizens who pay taxes and support society are waking up... and are paying attention. No wonder the politicians are scared to death.