"When confidence collapses, in steps the con man"
Pox on the houses of Newt et al and the DLC Clintonites, the GWB/Rove crowd who positioned themselves for Rush's approval.
The D Party is still about 70% that, but changing some.
The R Party is still Newt's* just opportunistically riding the coattails of the con man in pursuit of power and personal gain.
*the Tea Party was a furious effort to grab the momentum of popular outrage over the Iraq debacle and GFC. Being a Newtite operation, the fact that it was also a financial scam was secondary, just a nice feature.