I did not bother to read the article.
As I recall,the Tea Party was about the folks being dissatisfied with the actions of both parties regarding irresponsible spending and over reaching government
They made a point of saying so to their representatives when they returned to the districts.
The Tea Party played a very significant roll in taking the House back in the 2010 election.Without that Tea Party effort,today one party would control thje Presidency,the Senate,and the House.
IMO,those projecting demonic images upon the Tea Party to discredit them are far more sinister than citizens who engage to support the Constitution and responsibility.
I hope folks will become familiar enough with Alynski's "Rules for Radicals" to recognize when these techniques are being used and then disspell the effect.