Its gotten so bad in the republican party, that even perpetual righty shrill Christian Schneider sees the writing on the wall:
Now nearing five years old, the tea party is desperately in need of a makeover. But it's going to need more than power-clashing ties and skinny jeans to turn the public's opinion around. In the most recent Marquette University Law School poll, only 23% of Wisconsinites said they had a favorable view of the tea party, with 47% saying they viewed the tea party unfavorably.
Ouch! That does not bode well for Scott Walker!
"When people ask me, 'How do you appeal to Tea Party folks?' I say: I was the original Tea Party in Wisconsin," Scott Walker said. "Eight years ago we held recalls. We got rid of a county executive who had been in office almost since the time I was born."