We never put much stock in the Tea Party movement. More than anything, it seemed, the Tea Party gang was opposed to so much of modern life that it didn't have a clear sense of what it wanted or how to get there.
It was, we thought, more noise than substance.
Now we learn that the Tea Party crowd is divided and losing steam. Its members are squabbling in Nevada, Virginia and other states.
It's not pretty, but it is interesting to see the so-called mavericks fall apart before they've achieved much of anything.
The Washington Post has taken a look the the Tea Party in light of Tuesday's election. The full story here.