Progressives seem to be engage in an effort to project the hyper-partisanship of the day onto their opposition. The party line is that progressives have transcended partisanship; therefore, it is the reactionaries and free-marketeers who are the source of the shrill partisanship.
This idea is patently absurd.
Progressives are people who seek solutions in government. The opposition is largely people who seek solutions in the market and want limited government.
By nature, people who are seeking solutions through politics are more prone to adhere to a political party.
The "Tea Party" was named after a historical event. The tea parties are uniting independents who are usually less active in partisan politics.
It is true that right wing partisans love seeing independents railing against the left wing partisans. This fact does not mean that all of the opposition to the massive power grab by the Obama administration is partisan.
Anyway, the efforts of progressives to project partisanship on those seeking to preserve the American Constitution is an absurd political lie.