Look at the polls.
Teabaggers are low information voters who want all the same services from the government as most Americans, but blame the deficit on welfare (a tiny sliver of federal spending).
All 9 major Tea Party candidates got their **** ruined in the election this year.
They believe taxes have gone up on average Americans even though they've dropped.
And that's their bread & butter issue. Taxes. Something none of them understand.
If Republicans want to avoid becoming a fringe party with less influence who are increasingly marginalized in major elections, they need to reform their primary process so these idiots stop picking lunatics for office who destroy the GOP's chances of winning. When Democrats can win in brain dead states like North Dakota, Montana, Indiana, and Virginia, you guys are doing something terribly wrong.
Moderate Republicans, where are you?