Pierson says the Tea Party is bad news for "RINOs."
"If you are a moderate republican or you ran a campaign as a conservative but you're governing as a democrat the Tea Party probably is toxic to you."
Pierson says demonizing the Tea Party will backfire as Obama administration policies destroy the economy.
"It's going to get a lot more difficult to continue to demonize the Tea Party as the Obama administration's first term decisions come to fruition; because a lot of people are going to be seeing it in their pocketbooks, they're gonna be seeing it in their health care insurance premiums and many, many other things in the economy."
Critics claim being associated with the Tea Party is now bad news for politicians. But Texas Tea Party activist Katrina Pierson says that's ridiculous. She says Senators Rand Paul and Ted Cruz sure didn't mind the label.
"When you look at the Tea Party the first thing you think of is taking back Congress in 2010 and my goodness, that's definitely a big win for the Tea Party."