Irban you are dead on! Is big business bad? not entirely, it depends on how it operates.
When you scratch these government hating folk what you see is they hate regulatory agencies that stop the various big businesses from butt-raping us! Somehow they think that if the FDA, EPA, Osha wasn't there, that businesses would sell their product cheaper...ROTFL, they wouldn't! they would charge the same because you are used to it, and run up their profit margins! Take the entire California Energy Manipulation thing back in 2000....Bush's buddy bent the entire state over..... no qualms at all!
The thing to ask yourselves is WHY did big business start funding the Tea Party in the first place? Because they like old outfits and funny hats? No.....they saw a new way to try and beat back the regulations that prohibit them from doing business the way they want to. Now that the movement is going it doesn't seem to do EXACTLY what its financiers want, the financiers (IE The Koch Bros.) showed them just where the power lies.....shutdown over!
What is the future of the Tea Party? Do they show the testicular fortitude to strike out on their own like the Green Party did? They were the radical side of the Democratic party and when the regular Dems wouldn't push to their extremes they had the balls to step off and create their own independent party.......my question is, does the Tea Party have the sack to do the same thing?
Or will you just shut up and get to the back of the bus with the Log Cabin Republicans?
Gut check time for the Tea Party....will you pack up your funny hats and backward political ideas and go home? or will you step up and out and continue the fight on your own?