The Tea Party rather than a uniform group is a gathering of many people of numerous different ideological views. They all agree on one thing. They feel the domestic policies of the Obama administration are wrong. Though, there is a division in the Tea Party. Between libertarians and Republicans. There are libertarians which are atheists/agnostics and there are Republicans who are strongly Christian and strongly anti-Muslim. Many libertarians want complete separation of church and state; Many Republicans don't. Many Republicans feel it is important for the government to enforce laws to strengthen the moral fibers of our society (censorship, anti-drug laws, prostitution laws, etc.) while libertarians believe that government should not protect people from themselves. Many Tea Party members want a strong national defense and active involvement in foreign policy. Many members are non-interventionists. Republicans generally support Medicare while many libertarians see no need for it. Lastly, there is a disagreement of how much to cut the government. The Boehner bill in Congress was not enough for many people in the Tea Party. Notice that the Tea Party wasn't big when Bush was in power, as there was not enough people in unison for it to acheive a critical mass. Once a Republican gets elected, they divide.