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 has a great article on the Tea Party. They are about 40 members strong out of the 247 Republican members of the House of Representatives.

“The Tea Party has become this big, dumb, lumbering character from a Wodehouse story, who stumbles and complains and screws up at every turn… and yet somehow leaves previously unimaginable, almost impossibly positive change in its wake.The Tea Party is Tommy Boy.”

Source: The Tea Party Just Keeps Winning, And They’re Still Not Happy