Yeah, I’m not sure how effective the tea parties turned out to be. Most of the media certainly wasn’t paying attention and if they were it was only to scoff. So I’d question whether or not legislators were paying attention. And Gibbs basically said the POTUS didn’t care.
I’ll repeat my previous statement: Most conservatives arent prone to violence and wouldnt know where to begin even if they were angry enough to take action.
It seems to me that tea parties (peaceful protests) are a starting point for conservative action. What’s next?
In way of indirectly answering your question, one of the best Tea Party signs I've seen reads: PAY ATTENTION. THIS IS US BEING NICE.