A fascinating study will be written someday about the motivations of voters who opted for Tea Party candidates in 2010. Not now. Someday.
We're too caught up in the wrath of the voters in this election cycle to fully explore why the Tea Party is doing what it is doing. Wait. Be patient. Because no matter what you think of the Tea Party, it is important to understand what has allowed it to gain a foothold in American politics.
Will it be a fad? Maybe? Will it have staying power? Maybe. Will it end up on the fringes of the right, much like the Green Party is on the fringes of the left? Maybe.
The answers will come. Someday.