No one thinks the TEA party isn't a factor.And the two Republican Senators who are retiring, both are Establishment, Country Club RINOs. Not only will the Senate most probably be run by the Republican Party, it will be far more CONSERVATIVE too!!!
I know you Libtards think that the TEA Party is not a factor, but the Republicans who are in power have had to lean way to the right and the ones who are running for open seats are also very Conservatives.
It seems the most safe Democrats, are the Blue Dog moderates. Yep, both Houses will most probably dominated by Conservative Republicans and the Libtards are acting like a bunch of lemmings.
They managed to bust up the GOP quite nicely. They probably have the most influence of any Republican faction.(Save the corporations who sponsor them)