For the benefit of my historically challenged friends on the right, let us review some key facts.
The Boston Tea Party was essentially the colonies response to the Tea Act which had been passed through Parliament in 1773.
What was the Tea Act?
So, what was the Boston Tea Party all about?
What, then, does this have to do with the modern day "tea party"?
At some point you have to wonder if the party of "patriotism" will actually study the history of the country which they claim to love so much. Until then, is it too much to ask for you to give your protest a name which reflects true history? Perhaps yours could be the modern day Whiskey Rebellion (although that tax rebellion was put down with military force from that Anti-American George Washington).