Once upon a time, the Tea Party's unstoppable antics were a favorite subject of HuffPost Comedy, but these days? Not so much.

Even before Michele Bachmann dropped out of the presidential race, all has been quiet on the Tea Party front. Tax days come and go and we hardly hear a thing about our sign-wielding, tricorne hat-wearing friends. Thankfully, The Onion News Network has picked up the story and is investigating the eerie silence surrounding the Tea Party.

"No one has seen a grandmother holding an 'Obamacare equals socialism' sign or a screaming man in a colonial costume in years," ONN's correspondent says. But that may not be the whole story. According to her extremely creepy guest, Tea Party members may be disguising themselves as apathetic, politically uninvolved Americans until the time comes to strike.

Watch ONN's report above.