Ukip is comparable to the American Tea Party. Tea Party Republican leaders would agree with Ukip leaders on certain issues. They share a hatred of a “federal” government (in Washington DC and in Brussels, respectively). They are simpatico concerning cultural disdain for homosexuals, blacks, intellectual elites, and foreigners. Where they differ is that Ukip may achieve significant electoral success in the EU and in the upcoming UK elections. The Tea Party appears to have run out of ideological steam, failing to elect its own candidates and suffering from the co-optation of its core principles (or cultural ressentiment) by so-called establishment Republicans.