Tea Partiers in survey after survey fare well when people learn what their views are. The mainstream media first mocked them, and now are trying to smear them as much as possible (first they were racist hicks, now wealthy racists). Some media members are warming up to them or giving them good press. There is the fringe of their party like any group that is a bit wacky. That didn't stop SNL from taking two potshots at them. Shame on you SNL for the millionth time in recent memory of just spouting the DNC talking points.
I shouldn't be upset with a show that is funny for 1 out of every 6 skits. The Ultimate Tivo Show.