"I wish the Tea Party took more time to define what it was before it took on the label "conservative." The ideas that were starting to incubate in the Tea Party were far stronger than the ideas of mainstream political discourse. By jumping on the partisan wagon too soon, the ideas never reached fruition."
It is the ideas that matter, not the terms. The terms in our modern political discourse is so thoroughly poisoned that attempts to associate the movement with political labels destroyed the movement.