See...that's where you're wrong. Change from the inside is working. You don't think Boehner is feeling the heat now that so many tea party candidates are beating the establishment Rs in primaries? You really believe he wants to try to cut a deal with democrats to help stave off the military cuts KNOWING the tea party will destroy him for that? Cruz defeated Dewhurst. Mourdock defeated Lugar. There are others and it's definately changed the party dynamics. The same can't be said for the uber Occupy movement. They resemble more of the same sitting on the sidelines whining about things and voting for Gary Johnson and other 3rd party no-chance-in-winning candidates. Sounds harsh...but that's just the truth.
I don't see the tea party as anything but rebadging, and I don't like any of their candidates either.
I hear a lot of the same bible thumping garbage from many of them.
I have yet to see a republican really stand for slowing down government.
Perhaps you are right, and they are changing things.
I just don't like their direction.
I like Libertarian political beliefs, and coolguys that think it is unworkable or juvenile can kiss my ass, I'll likely never vote for a Republican again, unless they get out of bed with the fundies.
And we both know that that'll never happen, since those retards make up the base.
Goldwater was right.