The obvious football game between Republicans and Democrats is over. It's time for a 3rd party. Our country was created with a balance of power. Having a 3rd party to bring the two extremes to a practical center governance is essential to the well being of OUR country. I've noticed many like to joke or try to belittle the Tea Party... but aren't these people in fact members of the other two parties that have simply come to grips with the fact that the two parties have lost touch with the well being of the general public and instead follow their "Party" lines ? I have been a member of both parties and an independant... I'm with the Tea Party if only for the fact that they are shaking things up and making the other parties realize that they had better heed the voice of the people. Just watch CSPAN and you can watch how dems/reps sit across the table each side voting for their party line... EVERY LAST ONE.... The obvious failure of mature reasoning and party affiliation is what has caused the Tea Party movement, and it's clear that a 3rd Party certainly would....and has already... shaken the foundations of the existing party. I say great ! MORE !! Your comments are welcome.