are on the table. Has anyone noticed patterns in other defense related stocks similar to the decline in ORB that may be the result of this thinking by the Tea Party? I have no idea if there is a relationship here but just wondering.
You are correct that there is a strain of isolationism within a few of the new members who identify with the "Tea Party" but there is no national Tea Party and anyone can call themselves a member. That is one of the strengths of the group, and there are also plenty of traditional national defense conservatives who identify with the "Tea Party."
The budget cannot be balanced by defense cuts, as is well known.