The many hundreds of millions of dollars the billionaires spend on the Presidential election was covered by the press. But less well known is the money the rich spent founding, and guiding the John Birch / Tea / Billionaires party. The planks of the Tea party are practically identical to the planks of the discredited John Birch party. And both in fact end up serving the same masters, a small segment of the top 1%. Why and how did they do it, yet trick many into truly believing it was not a synthetic, created and designed movement that that seems to still be a great threat to our Democracy.