They are tired of big government and big spending. If the republicans listen and run on such a platform, this whole Tea Party mess and associated fragmentation would end. But unfortunately Republicans as they stand are just Democrats who are fighting for thier own version of big government and big spending. So the Dems are fighting for Big Government Big Spending. The Republicans as they stand do not want Democrat Big Spending Big Government, but they are Fighting For Republican Big Spending Big Government. Republicans want to win, go back to your roots of Small Government and Small Spending and cutting excess fat. Otherwise people will just vote Democrats back in.