As many of you may or may not know....much of my family are self declared members of the "Tea Party". Since they claim to have been in the 'grass-rrots movement' since the beginning, I asked what the main points were. They gave me the following as an answer: 1. Against Spending 2. Against Taxes 3. FOR term limits 4. FOR limited government Th emain problem I have with that philosophy is the contradiction. Its really easy to SAY That now, but once a Tea Party member gets elected, they faqll victim to their own philosophy. They become na insider. How can the party gain power when once they are elected they become a lame duck in thier parties eyes? How can they build a base in congress with term limits as a political base. How can they even get enough votes to bring this kind of thing to a vote when their members should be serving limited terms? Also, they hated the current spending, I do too. But when confronted with the fact that over the last 8-10 years the Pentagon has lost over 5 TRILLION, they have no anger. They want limited government, but want the government to regulate marriages, abortions, gays in our military, etc. Don't get me wrong, I'm all FOR term limits, I believe congressional representation should be like jury duty, unpaid, and selected at random. I just dont see how basing a pilar of the party on such a philosophy gains the vote of anyone undecided already? FULL DISCLOSURE: They were unaware that the Koch brothers funded "Americans for Prosperity" , and when told that, my father said "The Koch brothers are DEAD! so..... My question tpo the tea party is this: How do you intend to affect change in congress, with a mega minority who has a foundation based on kicking out incumbants and initiating term limits?