Originally Posted by L.A. BRONCOS FAN
You still haven't answered the fundamental question "why would Koch, et al, feel the Tea Party was a movement it would be to their advantage to co-opt?"
That's a question you'd have to ask the Koch brothers. Personally, I believe the Neocons/Social Repubs are clinging to the Tea Party as their only hope for the future. They saw the grassroots movement taking place at a local level and knew this wasn't something they could stop. It works the same way as when Liberals became Neocons and embedded themselves in the GOP, those same Neocons are now trying to shed their old skin and put on another. It's quite easy too see if you've followed the history behind Neoconservativism, bunch of Authoritarian bastards just like their brothers, the Democrats.