Here’s another important post from Erick Erickson—and he includes two important links in his article… First, a quick excerpt:
There have been many studies out on the “tea party congress” and just how tea party it actually is. One study last year noted that 70% of candidates who went to Congress under the tea party banner were voting just like the Republican Leaders they ran against. […]
If the tea party is not much more successful in primarying Republican candidates and then having those guys practice what they preach, the GOP is within a decade of going the way of the Whigs.
Here are the two links he includes:
The Club for Growth’s new study: Just how Tea Party are they?
Heritage Action comprehensive scorecard: How Conservative are your members of Congress?