Do you remember when the pundits were talking about how the Tea Party movement was going to transform American politics? Do you remember when establishment Republicans in Congress were scared to death of having Tea Party challengers come after their seats? Well, those days are over. In primary after primary in 2014, it has become abundantly clear that the establishment is in full control of the Republican Party once again. And recent polling data also supports the theory that the Tea Party movement is losing steam. Back in 2010, 31 percent of all Americans supported the Tea Party. Today, an all-time low 15 percent of all Americans do. So is the Tea Party dead? Perhaps not yet, but without a doubt it is on the ropes.
Ever since the last election, Tea Party activists have been pointing toward 2014 as the year when top establishment Republicans would finally be held accountable for acting like liberal Democrats. But instead, establishment Republicans have been crushing their T
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