I wouldn't go so far as to say; "The good times will come back ..."
What will happen is another round of "Damage Control" which is good but not excellent. I like the TEA Party folks because they are at least trying to "vet" and point out reasonable choices for people who are reasonably conservative or Constitutional.
The TEA Party electives have done an excellent job overall. Almost all of their "chosen" have done what they promised and stayed focused on the issues. They brought BO & His Admin to a screeching halt to give us a chance to repair the damages. This is a battle that has only just begun. Many people try to say that the TEA Party electives have not allowed "anything" to be done.
THAT was the mission wasn't it?