WHo is the tea party? The tea party is not really a party. It is a group of like-minded individuals who don't join groups, and don't have time to go to meetings. They are too busy working to support all the non-workers to have time to go out and protest their lot in life. And when they get time off, they relax on teh sofa, and swear at the TV. They would never join a group that would have them as a member. They are what once was referred to as the silent majority. And they are beginning to realize that they are that majority, and that their voices can be heard at the ballot box. However, they will only show up when they thik it will really make a diffference. That is the problem- few actually make a difference.