By way of adding another datapoint to demonstrate how certain political movements attempt to deify their cause, the fine folks at the 10th Amendment Center offer this from a pastor and "Tea Party" activist:
I believe the current Tea Party movement is ordained by God. As you rise up with others to reclaim our nation, you too will have your place in history. It’s our turn now. Let’s go forward for God.
That comes at the end of a lengthy justification to connect today's Tea Party movement not only with America's founding fathers, but also with the House of Israel and - brace yourself - Jesus Christ.