I am a Tea Party member and we never got into social issuses it was always taxes and spending as well as the constitution. The repubs lost because they spent their capital trying to get rid of us. The members that went up to DC in 2010 were bambuzzled into sitting on their hands and wait for the elections. That is why the repubs lost and took down many Tea Partiers. Maybe some of us have learned their lessons, but the repubs would rather give the election away then allow us to continue.to gain. We will be better prepared in the future. It is my hope that a new party is formed as the rebups. now is a dirty word.