"It is not an organized party. It is a disorganized collection of like-minded people - many of whom are Democrats (or former Democrats) - who have come to realize that our country carries too much debt. It sprang spontaneously into existence after a rant by Rick Santelli. It has no members, no dues, no by-laws, no party platform. It is uniformly hated by all liberals, all Democrats, and by about 50% of Republicans.
Whereas throughout the history of man politics has been the
organization of plunder, the TEA Party is unique in its message: STOP
~comment by SupremeGalooty at American Thinker