not even close. the one thing they have in common is that they are both against government/corporate cronyism. they share the idea of ending the fed, ending the world's ultra ultra rich bankers calling the shots and ending subsidized losses and privatized profits. don't get it twisted, the OCW's are a combination of 100% communists and 100% anarchists. the tea partiers are for limited constitutional government not the monstrosity we have today. although it is curious that they are for medicare and ss?