With just 23 days to go before the November 2010 mid term elections, an interesting development may be growing. The idea that a huge Republican landslide could actually doom the GOP! Way back in February of 2009, when CNBC’s Rick Santelli made his ‘call to arms’ rant which spawned the Tea Party movement, it was plain to see that it would benefit Republicans. Both GOP insiders and supporters all publicly aired the sentiment that the Tea Party movement needs to be somehow controlled and melded into the Republican Party.

WASHINGTON - SEPTEMBER 12: People rally on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol Building on September 12, 2010 in Washington, DC. Members of the Tea Party and other activists gathered at the 'Remember In November' Rally to protest large government and rally for conservative principals nearly two months before US midterm elections. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)

But since then, despite all efforts by the GOP to seize control of the Tea Party, more and more people are now openly discussing the possibility of a third party evolving for the 2012 election cycle. Even Rush Limbaugh, of all people, now seems comfortable with idea!

What lies at the heart of this is that we are seeing the Tea Party movement not only gaining strength, but becoming the new majority in American politics. While the initial beneficiaries will be Republican candidates this year, along with such support comes a great responsibility. The Tea Party expects those newly elected to actually follow-through and act on their promises.

President Obama and the Democrat leadership has recently shifted gears, attacking George W. Bush less and making Minority Leader John Boehner the evil boogey man. But, if the mid-term elections in November 2010 turn out to be a landslide victory, with 70-100 seats in the House turned from Democrats to Republican, John Boehner may not be the odds-on favorite to replace Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the House.

Others, such as Mike Pence, or the ‘Young Guns’ like Eric Cantor or Paul Ryan, could find themselves in a better position to become Speaker. If the mid-terms become a genuine rout, we could even see Ron Paul or Michele Bachmann rise to the job. The GOP Establishment could be in real trouble!

As it is, they already have problems with the Tea Party. At a recent event aired on C-SPAN, even the old war-horse, Dick Armey of Freedom Works, a major ‘enabler’ of the Tea Party movement, has aired the possibility that the Tea Party could replace the GOP. This would relegate the GOP Establishment players, the ‘RINO’ gang, into a minor political party. The likes of Sarah Palin, Limbaugh, and many others have all warned the GOP not to take the Tea Party for granted. The movement will hold everyone’s feet to the fire.

Could we see a rebellion led by Bachmann, Paul, and others on the floor of the Congress? Is there a possibility that John Boehner and other GOP establishment players may feel the heat and wind up losing power, and their seats, in 2012? Right now, anything could happen. Comparisons to 1994 do not appear to be valid. What we are witnessing is something completely different. A revival of interest in the Constitution and in the founding principles that created America. This is far larger than any one political theory, or party.

WASHINGTON - SEPTEMBER 12: A sign that reads 'Congress, You're Fired!' is seen during a rally on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol Building on September 12, 2010 in Washington, DC. Members of the Tea Party and other activists gathered at the 'Remember In November' Rally to protest large government and rally for conservative principals nearly two months before US midterm elections. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)

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