Symmetry wrote:Sadly the reform you're talking about is not actually reform of government, but reform of an established political party, with a long history as members of the establishment. You should accept that the Tea Party, and indeed libertarian movements have been so thoroughly co-opted by the establishment that they really can't be seen as independent political movements anymore- they're vocal members of the Republican government.
Why should I accept your statements when they aren't true? The Tea Party people are still actively fighting for a smaller government at ALL levels of government (not just federal), so most of them were definitely NOT co-opted by the establishment. They may be operating in government under the name of being "Republicans", but they are working to make sure they do not govern like the Republicans of the prior decade. And we don't even have a Republican government at the federal level anyway, which makes it hard to govern from even a Republican viewpoint, muchless a Conservative viewpoint. That's why Romney needs to defeat Obama and have a large majority of Tea Party conservatives and libertarians in Congress to push responsible legislation to Romney's desk. There's no way Obama will sign a conservative piece of legislation, but Romney will.