I'm still trying to define the "Teaparty" thing. It isn't as benign as I wrote in my last post. It looks like the original tax protest (against Obama's stimulous package, I think) has been hijacked by a lot of other organizations with their own agendas, each with the name "Teaparty" somewhere in their name.
You probably weren't surprised. Nothing ever happens spontaneously without it soon being appropriated. Still trying to find out how bad it is and who the big fat boys are that's using it.