The two lead the party's submission, but even the so-called Tea Party congress persons haven't done their jobs.
2010 election American people explicitly told them they got this one chance to right the wrongs done till that time by the most ambitious top executive this country has ever seen.
How far along have any of them done anything (I count three maybe making noises) to stop the tide? Obama and his merry band run the banana republic however they want to.
Those tea-party candidates I supported in the past two elections came running asking for more donations, that's what I told them. They've squandered their chances. No more political money, I'm spending it on myself.
/rant off (sorry)
The ‘Tea Party’ is just in its beginning. Look at the history of the original Republican Party. It had the backing of some of the major newspapers of the era, and had its first success at the state and local level. Neither of these things is true yet of the Tea Party to that extent.
Like all movements started by non-professionals, there will be mistakes and exploiters. It will take time.