You are certainly entitled to your opinion, but the question I originally had is whether or not the Tea Party has accomplished anything.<quoted text>
Being strict constitionalists has potential.
I don't think that you understand the political awakening that is happening.
Old geezers like John McCain are not conservative.
The conservative constitutionalist grass roots movement is taking hold and is poised to take over the conservative party, or gain enough steam to split off.
Its about the awakening, the Ted Cruz Rand Paul types are just the beginning.
There is no failure in promoting liberty.
From what you have suggested, the answer is NOTHING except one issue.
If you look at all the damage to the system they have done,(24 estimated 24 Billion for a worthless govt shutdown, damage to the economy etc etc) I would say that their net is a negative.
"There is no failure in promoting liberty" If I was an employer and my employee delineated a goal metric so unmeasurable and so irrelevant to the measurable performance standards of my business such as that, I would fire him/her.