"Whither the Tea Party?" How many times can the New York Times write this same story
? You should understand that for media elites the "Tea Party" is just a substitute for all of conservatism, a philosophy which they've been trying to wish away since Reagan. Mitt Romney was hardly a tea party favorite, but you'd never know it by the endless stories about the waning influence of the tea party. Some lame senatorial candidates were supported by tea party groups--Todd Akin comes to mind--but how does that explain the loss of someone like Scott Brown? The GOP has problems, but those who believe in limited government and our Founding principles, are part of the solution.