You are ignoring facts. The Tea Party delivered the 2012 votes with a clear message. The Republican leadership left the message and lost the election. They listened to the LEFT who depicted the Tea Party as several things it was not. It was about two things: 1: Less government spending; 2: Smaller government. People respond to clarity which was a major part of Obama success. He never left his main point - Tax the rich. That was his winning mantra. Romney was lost in an "I'm not Obama fog". Complexity may oil government (for now), but it doesn't win elections.