The TEA Party means Taxed Enough Already.
They have done a great job of not being distracted by other social issues, including gun control, global warming, and jihad.
I have no doubt that the vast majority of TEA Party activists hold conservative views on these other vital issues, but there is no need to be distracted.
The media would love to misidentify the TEA Party as a militia of racist gun nuts and tinfoil nutjobs; don't feed those trolls. It's the economy.
"...women in politics or in public roles should grow skin like a rhinoceros,” Hillary Clinton said, quoting Eleanor Roosevelt. “I think there is some truth to that.” So, she did.