(CNN) – Leaders of the burgeoning Tea Party movement say their projected midterm election victories should send a strong message: watch out in 2012.
"The Republicans need to know, we've done it in 2010. If they don't do the right thing in the next couple of years, it's not a problem. We'll come back in 2012. We'll do it all over again. We'll replace them with people that will uphold [our] principles," said Mark Meckler, co-founder of Tea Party Patriots - one of the movement's largest groups.
Do what again? Sabotage the chances of a GOP Senate takeover?
America is becoming a banana republic.
The Tea Party better not get too cocky and emboldened. Most Americans do not support the Tea Party and the Republican gains in the house were due to concerns about the economy and the national debt rather than the Tea Party's agenda. There were significant losses on the Tea Party slate of candidates running for senate and local races. Despite the Republican gain a house majority, the Republicans are not loved by the electorate and are on probation from this moment. The Democrats have a chance to regain that house majority if they improve the economy and put people back to work.