I recall reading early on that the original creators of the tea party were really upset at the koch brothers and friends co-optation and takeover of the tea party concept-turning it as Orwell so often mocked, into the exact opposite of what it was originally intended to be. Instead of cleaning up corruption, tp 2.0 is the minions and footsoldiers for the corrupt 1%. I am near positive that is what the Taliban is where it has power as well. People are angry at what is really wrong but sadly all too easily led thru media and trickery into lending their energy to exactly what they actually oppose. As MLK said hate cannot drive out hate, only LOVE can do that. I’m so weary of hate and problems as the base of political discourse. I want to start the Love & Solutions Party. We all know what’s wrong but blaming, obstructing and hate haven’t solved any of it yet. We need a group the base of which is to join you have to agree to learn and practice NVC ( or similar) and to treat everyone with respect and only focus on creative solutions instead of complaining and blocking others work. Thats what coffee party was supposed to be, but it got mired in hierarchy and lost a lot of people tho they are still active.