The Tea Party movement was instrumental in letting our elected representatives know that we didn’t support repealing the Bush tax cuts, the Omnibus pork barrel bill , or the Dream Act.  All these went against core tea-party principles.

But DADT is not within the Tea Party core values. We could care less. Individual tea party members may say gays shouldn’t serve openly  and others may say they they should. None of them would say this argument has anything to do with core tea party principles.

DADT passed because it isn’t Tea Party business.