To match Special Report USA-POLITICS/TEAPARTY

 
To match Special Report USA-POLITICS/TEAPARTY
West Michigan Tea party member George Gasa talks about the Tea Party movement while his wife Mary listens during a Tea Party meeting in a cafe in Ludington, Michigan in this picture taken February 11, 2010. Some Tea Partiers say they can pinpoint the precise moment when they made it clear to the Republican Party they had no intention of being its lapdog. On a bright, brisk afternoon in mid-February, with snow still thick on the ground from storms that had battered Washington the week before, Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele met with more than 50 members of the Tea Party, the Twitter Age conservative movement that is reshaping the U.S. political landscape. Picture taken February 11, 2010. To match Special Report USA-POLITICS/TEAPARTY. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST BUSINESS)