We have already forgotten the lessons of 2012 when Republicans took back the House and almost took the Senate. It was a sweeping rebuttal of President Obama's first 2 years. The fire for that victory came from the Tea Party. That kind of passion is contagious. Several candidates won on Tea Party platforms as they embraced what the Republican party should be about. But the Republican leadership was not impressed. They successfully pushed the Tea Party movement aside. Compare that to the Occupy movement. While the left didn't always embrace the methods, they openly embraced the movement and the messengers. It rings hollow when the Republican leadership pushes for limited government when they shot the very messengers who issued the call.