The left are scared shitless of the TP. They know the TP represents the common thoughts of most Americans. As polls show there is wide support across ideological lines for the issues that the TP has put forth. BBA, CCB and major cuts to govt spending. That across the party line support is a MAJOR threat to the liberal agenda. The only way the left can marginalize this movement is to try to sideline the support for the TP by shifting blame to them for things they literally had no control over. IF the TP can weather this storm and come out on top in the next election with a republican president the left knows that their reign is over for decades.