I'll stick my foot in my mouth for a bit. There is one guy, Texas congressman Ron Paul who I consider totally authentic in his intentions. I think that the republican party is just using the fears and anxieties of the Tea Party movement to secure a strong base, even if they don't intend to do anything for them, just like they did with the Religious Right not too long ago.
HOWEVER, Ron Paul is one of the most Liberterian die-hard principled people you'll ever see in our government. He seems to genuinely be there for what he believes in, for what he thinks is right, and fights hard for his libertarian principles.
I don't agree with him on many issues, but I strongly respect his integrity and honesty and I believe he is doing the right thing for the people who put him in office.
His son now, Rand Paul (LMAO AT HIS NAME ABAHAHA) is also running for congress and thanks to the Tea Party seems to be in a comfortable lead against his competetor in the Republican primary.
Now I don't know all too much about Rand Paul, other than he is a favorite of the Tea Party. If he is like his father, than he is SURELY the man for the Tea Party to elect, and he is one person that I will say is not simply trying to use Tea Party fears to push a Republican agenda, but rather is using the Republican label to push for Tea Party Principles.
I don't agree with him and I wouldln't want to see him actually win the election, but if he is like his father then he is a man of principles, a man of integrity, and has his mind and heart in the right place: With his constituents and the values of libertarianism.
I'd rather have an honest principled person who I disagree with going into congress than a pandering crook who I disagree with.