This is absurd. GOP values took a hike years ago and have been MIA for at least 20 years.
IOW, since Reagan completed his second term.
And, it IS the lack of conservative values by the GOP-E that has driven many conservatives (myself included), to the Tea Party.
Frankly, the GOP has lost its way so badly that it doesn’t represent much of anything at all, these days, except Democrat-lite. I’m not a Democrat-lite and won’t support their policies or candidates so . . . . .
. . . . . if the Tea Party won’t step up, conservatives will have to look elsewhere for representation.
Even Tea Party candidates identify as "Republican" for now.