The Richmonder observes (emphasis added):
There are effectively three parties in the House now: Republicans, Democrats, and Tea Particans. Republicans and Tea Particans got together and elected Boehner speaker, but really they are two different parties with different beliefs and goals. The Republican Party was foolish to think they would be able to control and use the Tea Party.
As I remarked in a comment yesterday, I suspect that the folks who astroturfed the Teabaggers are having second thoughts right now.