Many in the Liberty Movement believe that becoming active in the GOP can help the Liberty Movement become a Political Force. If the Liberty Movement can build coalitions with Tea Party Members and Long Time Conservatives within the party, we have a good chance of gaining power. The Big Government Republicans of course are fighting back to retain power.
In my state, We are also fighting a very rich man who is trying to do a leveraged buyout of the very weak GOP. Some Counties he has control of, others are fighting this external force.
Everyone must choose their own path towards Liberty. I believe criticizing those who have taken different paths is not-productive. I and many others are following Dr. Paul's example and trying to move the GOP towards Liberty.
For those who wish to do so as well, showing up is 80% of the fight.