How much longer do you give it, now that it has served its purpose?
Personally, I don't think it will be around much longer. We have to wait until at least March 2011, so that the so-called "Tea Party Candidates" who were elected can make a few PR errors. After that, both Democrats and Republicans will have a vested interest in burying the phrase "Tea Party."
I just want to see a few less government agencies, myself.