Skip to comments.The Tea Party Returns
Posted on 06/21/2013 10:17:05 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
The Tea Party Returns
By ABBY D. PHILLIP (@abbydphillip) June 21, 2013
Opposition to President Obama's healthcare law catapulted the Tea Party to national prominence three years ago, and now anger over the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative groups may be serving as a tipping point for a Tea Party revival.
And in the House of Representatives, where the movement's most ardent supporters reside, their influence is already being felt.
Most recently, the Republican-sponsored farm bill failed to pass through the House on Thursday in part due to Republican opposition to funding the food stamps program, now called the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP. And earlier this week, House Speaker John Boehner caved to pressure from Tea Party-backed lawmakers on immigration reform.
Taken together, the farm bill's failure and Boehner's concession to anti-immigration-reform segments of his party appear to imperil the prospects for any bi-partisan legislation in the House either on immigration or upcoming debt ceiling negotiations.
"This is the first time in months I've seen House conservatives full of energy and excitement. Farm bill defeat has encouraged them," said conservative pundit Erik Erikson on Twitter minutes after the bill went down, delivering a blow to Republican leaders in the House.
"I'm satisfied with the outcome," Jenny Beth Martin, co-founder and national coordinator of the Tea Party Patriots. "With the way that the SNAP program is integrated into the farm bill, it's more government spending and we just need better control of government spending."
Lawmakers in Washington are emboldened by the growing sense of alarm within the Tea Party, which is still a relatively diffuse group of state or local-based groups that has managed to coalesce around a common opposition to the Washington establishment.
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Returns? I wasn’t aware the TEA Party went anywhere?
ABC failed in the first sentence. What gave the Tea Party birth and prominence was the idiotic stimulus.
Well, Obama won’t get away with more IRS harassment of the Tea Party. Not with everyone still watching. So what’s next? Carpet bombing??
The demoRats and GOPe just do NOT understand that the Tea Party represents the principles and values that millions of Americans still hold. Also, the Tea Party never went away, as the headline suggests, rather it was muzzled by the IRS.
Thank God for the Tea Party ... and Sarah Palin.
Watch out for that drone, Grandma!!!
Harry Reid said the Tea Party was dead. Harry is a doooofusshit.
We never left.
It never went anywhere.
The hell he won't.
You betcha! The Tea Party never really went away; rather, the Dems, the GOP and the media just hoped that if they ignored us long enough we would go away.
The IRS issue has renewed my resolve to get more involved and help the TEA Party more than ever.
"Congress is not empowered to tax for those purposes which are within the exclusive province of the States." --Justice John Marshall, Gibbons v. Ogden, 1824.
Regarding Fx's token mention of Section 8, here's a link to Judge Andrew Napolitano reading Section 8 to explain the unconstitutionality of Obamacare in 2009, Fx News being able to argue that they had mentioned Section 8. (Does anybody know of another mention of Section 8 by Fx?)
Don’t call it a comeback
I been here for years
Rockin my peers and puttin suckas in fear
They overplayed their hand. They thought they could get away with cheating.
If this were a poker game the cheater would have been beaten to a pulp. Or worse.
He already hasn’t “gotten away with it,” in a way. No, he won’t be punished for it and I think that sucks. But, he failed in destroying the Tea Party. If anything, he’s made the situation much worse because of the IRS mess. He silenced the TP for the 2012 election, which pleased the liberal media because they though it meant their nemesis was dead, but now we know it was IRS intimidation, which will come back to haunt the Rats. I hope.
Well, Obama wont get away with more IRS harassment of the Tea Party.It's amazing that anyone can think that all these scandals and downright treasonous illegal actions exposed will so anything to stop the Marxist/Islamic tactics of the Obama and his treasonous cohorts.
The hell he won't.
Business as usual, while making a few (VERY few) comments about how bad the scandals are and that they are going to do anything about it.
No one gets fired, and those that quit are given promotions and more money.
And the IRS employees are getting 70 million in bonuses.
Payment for work well done against American citizens.