The tea party movement has been in stasis since the November election. This is not that much of a surprise considering the epic-fail that was 2012 electorally. The movement that saw such gains in 2010 was hijacked and emasculated by vested interests to re-direct its efforts for their own ends. Presidential candidates divided the movement and cared little for its future only their own. In short, as predicted by many including this author, selling out to the GOP in 2012 would not help the cause one bit.
That is history that hopefully local groups will learn from. They must disassociate themselves with national groups and leaders who have sold out to the Republicans. They must remain independent of party apparatus and work to their own ends first.
The issue which might just allow them to make that break, if handled correctly has been highlighted today. The Obama administration launched and unprecedented attack on the 2nd amendment with moves that will have little effect on mass shootings or gun violence. http://www.policymic.com/articles/23434/obama-gun-control-speech-histori... The tea party movement must become an advocate for the 2nd and 1st amendment's to the Constitution.
They must stand up for those rights and not allow organizations like the NRA to attempt to sacrifice the 1st amendment for the sake of the 2nd. The 1st and 2nd Amendment are equally important to the liberty of American citizens and all attempts to cut that link should be firmly resisted. http://www.policymic.com/articles/21294/why-i-m-giving-up-my-nra-membership An attack on culture and entertainment is not a meaningful way to protect the 2nd amendment but merely an excuse for government to expand it meddling even further. It merely pits one part of American culture against an other for short term gain.
Advocates of limited government, which the tea party movement claims to be, must not allow government to expand in order to restrict either important amendment. The tea party movement can be a strong consistent voice for the Constitution and limited government in aspects of American society.