Did the "Tea" evaporate? My gosh, 2 years ago that movement seemed like it was taking over the whole country and would grow until 2012 when it would removed the president from office. WHAT happened? I think I know. Im with family all week for Thanksgiving. My sister..God bless her...is a pretty hardcore Tea Party gal. But..she too doesn't like local Republicans. She said she was surprised, because the movement wanted less federal government, and voted Republican in 2010 from the top down. But then, local and state Republicans started doing stuff and saying stuff that mader her, and others, say basically "Wait...we didn't mean THAT". And thats what happened. It got too hot and the "Tea" evaporated.