Nevada Senator Harry Reid (D) told an online news source which shall remain nameless because they allow their copyright to be purchased (or something) by a group of attorneys who sue bloggers for linking or quoting, that the Tea Party movement will not last and will lose some seats in Congress in the November 2012 elections. Reid said as long as he is the Senate majority leader, the Tea Party is dead in the water. Of course there is no Tea Party party – just legislators who would like to see their proposed legislation have a fair vote in both chambers of Congress, as the Founders planned. See an update below.
The unnamed news source, in my opinion, declares Reid kinda/sorta impossibly stupid to believe the Tea Party movement will have little to no impact on the elections, and they point out that Reid has been know for some tactical fibbing in the past.