Tea Partiers are going to destroy GOP as we know it.
The Tea Party is having an impact. It is forcing the GOP to look again at it's conservative roots. Less government, lower taxes, etc. It has reigned in the progressive wing of the republican party and pushed for fiscal responsibility. There are nut jobs in the left wing of the Democratic Party as well. Unfortunately Obama is one of them.
"The Tea Party is having an impact. It is forcing the GOP to look again at it's conservative roots. Less government, lower taxes, etc. "
That is certainly true. Frankly, that - in and of itself - is a GOOD thing to have as part of any/all fiscal considerations.
Unfortunately the TParty's loudest and most fervent voices have been those of an inflexible, exclusionary, and non-pragmatic tenor. That can't sell well - for long - to a nation that is basically moderate AND desirous of an effective government, not a gridlocked government.
That is the reason the TParty's pendulum is on the downswing, IMO.