In rejecting the extremist elements of the Tea Party in picking Paul Ryan. I hope that that this isn't just a flash in the pan. What I think has happened is that the folks who control the money in the Republican Party, who are concerned about their bottom lines, have decided that creating/courting the Tea Party is playing with fire and not worth the potential fall out. A similar courting of the extreme right happened in Germany in the early '30s, where the industrialists thought that they could control the Nazis, and that didn't end up well. Here, instead, the insanity appears to be tempered by the realization that if the Tea Party gets out of control the whole system, capitalism, could be burned down as a result.