Reid: Gov't Inherently Good, Tea Party 'Anarchists' Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) "We have a situation where this country has been driven by the Tea Party for the last number of years," Reid said. "When I was in school, I studied government and I learned about the anarchists. Now, they were different than the Tea Party because they were violent. But they were anarchists because they did not believe in government in any level and they acknowledged it. The Tea Party kind of hides that." "Anything they can do to throw a monkey wrench into the wheels of government, they are happy to do that," he added.