If you want to know what will happen to the tea party movement, look at what happened to the minuteman movement.
Yes, they have started already. And most people don;t even put up a fight.
I think not - you see the idea behind illegal immigration did not go away because of the problems in minuetman.The tea Party is already affecting change via local elections, changes in state party groups and the use of blogs to push the message of smaller government. It is so diverse that nobody in TN runs what is happening in MA or TX.