Is the Tea Party a destructive, political cult?

Don't think of it as a bad thing, even the Mormon Church was considered to be a CULT at one point. Just wondering, is it a Cult? Their behavior is 100% like a Cult if you compare it to any... show more Don't think of it as a bad thing, even the Mormon Church was considered to be a CULT at one point.
Just wondering, is it a Cult? Their behavior is 100% like a Cult if you compare it to any criteria.

http://www.caic.org.au/general/cultcrit.htm
Or
http://www.csj.org/infoserv_cult101/checklis.htm
Or
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Destructive_cult

PLEASE NOTE = Asserting that the following of any other political figure is also cult-like, is not relevant to THIS question. This question is about the Tea Party, not Eisenhower, JFK, REAGAN, Obama, etc.
Yes, many political figures in history have had cult-like behavior from their supporters. This question is about, does the Tea Party display that same kind of behavior?

That said, distracting from the question anyways will only betray your single-mindedness and evasiveness , both trademark of a brainwashed, psychologically defeated Cultist.
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