You are so right. What the Repubs should have done was embrace the Tea Party and work with them. However, what the Repubs do every single time is "play right into the hands of the Democrats." Just about every night when I watch the news, I ask my husband what is wrong with the Repubs and then what is wrong with me for supporting them. Then I realize that the other choice is the Dems. Yuk! Repubs never learn!