If you had spent any time at one of these gatherings or talked with a number of the people represented there, I think you would have a much different image.
Or if you are one of the brainwashed socialism-friendly big government types who opposes most real liberty, accountability, responsibility, and self-determination, it is possible you wouldn't get it even then.
I don't know you, so I don't know whether your misconceptions about the Tea Parties come from really bad information or come from brainwashing or ideological tunnel vision. Maybe those last two things are one and the same. I don't know.