Senate Majority leader Harry Reid (R-NV) on MSNBC's "The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell":
LAWRENCE O'DONNELL: There is now a three-party system in the House of Representatives: Democratic Party, Republican Party, and Tea Party.
HARRY REID: I believe the Tea Party is short-lived. I think you will find even people that claim they're Tea Party folks will either be gone as a result of their extreme positions, or they will move to the more moderate position--which is certainly not being a liberal, that is--being a conservative. I think with the economy getting better, you're gonna see less and less agitation from the Tea Party folks.