Do you not see the long term ramifications of what is happening here? The Tea party, or one of its affiliates, are slowly removing moderates from the GOP ranks. I assume the goal is to return the GOP to a far right party, and yet I wonder if the GOP was ever that far to the right. Can't you see that eventually, you will be pushing the indepdendent voters out from the GOP tent, so to speak. Your effort will lead to less people being "accepted" by the ultra-conservatives that will soon be calling the shots in the GOP. Of course, there is the possibility that the Tea Party is aspiring to be a seperate power, leading to three major parties. You still lose. Either option is not good for the Tea Party, nor is it good for the GOP. Short term the GOP will make gains, some due to Tea party efforts, but not as many as they could have gotten. In 6 years, the GOP could be extent and the Tea Party will emerge with a small tent of ultr-right voters. DON'T YOU GUYS GET IT?