The interesting part of all of this is that these ‘Tea Parties’ is that they grew out of the Ron Paul movement. It was started with Paul’s first ‘money bomb’ which fell on the anniversary of the Boston Tea party, and they’ve been having demonstrations since then linked to Tea Party ideals. Doing some reading on the internet, a lot of Paulites believe that ‘their’ Tea Parties have been hijacked by neocons and social cons to promote other agendas - I’m really not surprised that many organizers are of the Ron Paul persuasion.
Here’s the surprising thing: Looking at the current state of the GOP - the infighting, the numerous factions, the disagreement, and general lack of direction - It seems to me like the only faction that is gaining any ground is the Libertarian-leaning faction. I’d never thought I’d say this, but the Ron Paul revolution is actually gaining ground.