If a person in the GOP would think logically - rather than "consutantly" - they would look at the Democratic Party and how they utilize ACORN, SEIU, etc. - as grassroots - to go out and get voters to the polls for their side.
Then you look at the GOP and their consultant class tells them -- Tea Party bad - stay away from tea party - trash the tea party - and instead what does the GOP depend on - big money fundraisers and ads... lots and lots of ads. Ads most people ignore... They never spend money on a ground, GOTV, game.. and here they have (or had) a built in ground game with the tea party all they would have needed to do is unleash them and encourage and embrace them and their message. Instead they stick their heads in the proverbial sand and forge ahead with the status quo... All the while these consultants who keep telling them this is the way to go? They just keep lining their pockets and getting little in return for all that money. The people who do win, thanks to the consultants strategy, are beholden to the deep pockets who funded them and their consultants.