First the Tea Party campaigned explicitly on the promise they would shut down the government. For two weeks they f__ked around making demands they KNEW would NEVER be acceptable to the opposition.
Then they say it isn't them "....no siree, it's those damn Democrats....they won't negotiate in good faith". Yuck yuck.
They finally throw up their hands and say they're out, it's up to the Senate to put together some sort of compromise. OK, fine. Harry "Life of the Party" Reid and Mitch "Pull My Finger" McConnell, with the help of some bipartisan MODERATES, are on the verge of putting something together, and the Tea Party "Gang of Ninety" pull their heads out of their asses....
John "Boner" Boehner's "Glamour Shot"
....and announce that, no, they would put together a plan after all, scuttling everything the Senate was working on. BASTARDS!
On second thought, the mafia is smarter than that. (And their approval rating is higher, too.)
You want to know how to absolutely destroy a perfectly good political party? Elect a small bunch of Tea Party bully's and let them goose-step their way into power. In 6 months your party will be a flaming wreck. Keep it up Tea Party, and you'll learn the meaning of "unintended consequences".