Most TEA elections have had the GOP actually working AGAINST TEA repubs. Murkowski, Crist, Angle, O’Donnell,, etc.
TEA would have been FAR more succeessful had the GOP worked as hard for their success as they did against them. Of course, that would require the GOP to believe in TEA goals.
Even if you are correct, so what? Impotence is impotence. Do you think the “establishment” is going to give up power? What kind of war were you expecting?