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  • War: Chamber of Commerce gearing up to take out conservative incumbents in the House next year

    07/24/2015 2:15:41 PM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 24, 2015 | Allahpundit
    This strategy isn’t entirely new. They started talking about targeting tea partiers in primaries in late 2013 and followed through in last year’s midterms... The difference last year was that they stuck to open seats rather than going after incumbents. Evidently they’ve decided now that “progress” towards the dream of renewing the Ex-Im bank and passing a gigantic amnesty ensuring all the cheap legal labor they could possibly want isn’t happening fast enough. It’s simply not sufficient to fill vacancies in the House with corporatist business-class Republicans. To move their agenda, they need to start replacing some of the people...
  • Putin alleges Tea Partiers in Ukraine, wins over US media

    03/06/2014 6:00:20 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 10 replies
    The People's Cube ^ | March 6, 2014 | Komissar Blogunov
    Vladimir Putin, tired of being labeled as a "bully" by media left and right, held a press conference in the Kremlin earlier today, offering a completely new angle to his case for the seizure of the Crimean Peninsula and the possible invasion of Ukraine: the presence of a Tea Party element at the Maidan in Kiev. "The Ukrainian nationalists have historically been a grave threat to peace in Eastern Europe, indeed, the whole planet and possibly the solar system," the Russian President said through an interpreter. "They were likened to Nazis by the previous Soviet government, which was universally esteemed...
  • The Twenty-Two

    07/30/2011 4:01:40 AM PDT · by AdaGray · 6 replies
    07/30/2011 | Ada Gray
    If anyone starts or hears of a startup website to support the twenty-two members of the House of Representatives who held to their convictions last night, PLEASE LET ME KNOW. These people are politcal heroes and deserve to be treated as such.
  • Tea bag tag project alert

    07/26/2011 1:50:06 PM PDT · by sweetiepiezer · 48 replies
    myself | July , 26,2011 | myself
    This is going to be an easy one. Phones are jammed on the Hill. We are standing behind the tea party Republicans and to show our support we are mailing envelopes to President Obama and Harry Reid with labels of tea bags taped to the outside of the envelopes. When we sent tea bags before there was a problem with the string and bag that they might be bombs. This is harmless, just an empty envelope with a tea bag label taped to it. Makes a statement. They should receive hundreds if not millions. Obama keeps wanting to go in...
  • The Jesse Lee Peterson Radio Show! Uniting the Races with Truth Instead of Dividing them with Lies!

    06/27/2011 10:31:20 PM PDT · by abigail2 · 8 replies
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  • Do Republicans Want the White House?

    04/04/2011 1:38:01 AM PDT · by Scanian · 31 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | April 04, 2011 | Lee Cary
    We Americans live in a political era when it's reasonable, perhaps even prudent, to consider the unthinkable. Before the election of Barack Obama, most Americans were unable, or unwilling, to consider what his campaign promise to "fundamentally transform" the nation might mean. Before his election, those who used the word "socialism" to refer to his intentions were chided for being too extreme. (A longtime friend of mine said I'd "gone over the edge" in using such language.) Not until Newsweek published a February 2009 article entitled "We Are All Socialists Now" did the word become widely acceptable, if used benignly....
  • Poll Confirms America's Entitlement Culture...Even Among Tea Partiers

    03/13/2011 8:02:16 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 160 replies
    Big Government ^ | March 13, 2011 | Brad Schaeffer
    The anti-government “throw-the-bums-out” crowds have had their chance to speak out on how to curtail the deficit and what to do with those hated entitlements that are the antithesis of the America they pine for. A recent WSJ/NBC News poll provided a glimpse of just how dependent on big government entitlements Americans have become–even among the Tea Party. Not that this should be a surprise to anyone watching the slow shift of the American mindset from citizen, to consumer, to ward of the State over the past century. According to the Wall Street Journal who co-sponsored the poll, “Americans across...
  • ObamaCare knockout

    12/30/2010 3:10:08 AM PST · by Scanian · 17 replies · 13+ views
    NY Post ^ | December 29, 2010 | MICHAEL A. WALSH
    One thing Hollywood knows how to do is to give audi ences a "cheer moment" when the underdog finally turns on his adversaries -- Rocky's first, bone-crushing left hook against Apollo Creed, for example. As the 112th Congress convenes next week, that's what many Americans will be expecting from the 63 new Republican House members and five new Republican senators. The first thing they're going to have to rock back on its heels is ObamaCare. Tea Partiers, start your engines. The great battle for the soul and future of America is about to begin. The first battlefield will be the...
  • Velvet Underground's Moe Tucker Plays For The Tea Party Now (libs consider her Judas now)

    10/06/2010 8:18:20 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 41 replies · 1+ views
    IFC (Independent Film Channel) ^ | 10/05/2010 | Brandon Kim
    I'm still in shock from reading this news on Stereogum about primitivist drummer and doll-voiced Velvet, Moe Tucker being a Tea Party fanatic. Say it ain't so Moe. It's like finding out that Henry Rollins has just been wearing a fake muscle suit all these years and he's really a skinny, mild-mannered pushover. Moe's strayed a long way off from being in a band at center of 1960's and 70's American counter culture. She's best known for her unrelenting, tribal drumming style of the time -- opting to take her bass drum, turn it upright and pound away on it...
  • New Murkowski ad: These tea-party carpetbaggers are trying to steal our Senate seat

    09/30/2010 4:45:52 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 29 replies
    Hot Air ^ | SEPTEMBER 30, 2010 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Two new spots here. The second is a remake of — and vast improvement upon — this trainwreck, cutting the running time by two thirds and employing a lighter touch to make the write-in lesson seem less pedantic. The first is the buzzworthy one, though, basically accusing Joe Miller of being a prop of those highfalutin California city slickers in the tea party. Quickie fact check: Miller was born in Kansas and moved to Alaska 16 years ago because the thought of working in a big east coast law firm wasn’t as enticing as living in the great outdoors. For...
  • Left-wing Black Activist Acknowledges Race Attacks on Tea Party Are Bogus But 'Effective'

    07/30/2010 11:01:59 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 62 replies · 5+ views ^ | July 30, 2010
    What will it take for the media to acknowledge that the Tea Party is not a racist movement, and that liberals have smeared it as such in a naked politicization of race relations? How about a lefty activist admitting just that. UPenn professor Mary Frances Berry, a leader of the "far-left black political scene," as NB Executive Editor Matt Sheffield wrote,  penned this astonishing email to Politico, published on July 20: Tainting the tea party movement with the charge of racism is proving to be an effective strategy for Democrats. There is no evidence that tea party adherents are any...
  • Inside the Beltway : STRONG BREW

    05/05/2010 12:48:10 AM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies · 1,042+ views
    Washington Times ^ | May 5, 2010 | Jennifer Harper
    The term "tea-bagger" is like uttering the "n" word, some say. Though he aspires to promote civility, evidence has surfaced that President Obama has added "tea-bagger" to his public lexicon, though it's considered a cheap and tawdry insult by "tea party" activists. Watchdogs at Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) barked when they saw the proof, tucked in a sneak peak of Newsweek columnist Jonathan Alter's new book, "The Promise: President Obama, Year One," to be released May 18. "This remark is the equivalent of using the 'n' word. It shows contempt for middle America, expressed knowingly, contemptuously, on purpose, and...
  • President Obama: GOP Opposition to Stimulus 'Helped to Create the Teabaggers'

    05/04/2010 8:26:16 AM PDT · by kristinn · 103 replies · 2,372+ views
    ABC News ^ | Tuesday, May 4, 2010 | Jake Tapper
    Three days after he decried the lack of civility in American politics, President Obama is quoted in a new book about his presidency referring to the Tea Party movement using a derogatory term with sexual connotations. In Jonathan Alter’s “The Promise: President Obama, Year One,” President Obama is quoted in an interview saying that the unanimous vote of House Republicans vote against the stimulus bills “set the tenor for the whole year ... That helped to create the tea-baggers and empowered that whole wing of the Republican Party to where it now controls the agenda for the Republicans.” Tea Party...
  • Tea Partiers Prove Obama Wrong In Quincy

    04/29/2010 12:49:54 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 22 replies · 710+ views ^ | April 29, 2010 | annem040359
    Video goes to show that President Barak Obama HAS NOTHING TO FEAR from the Tea Party Movement and Tea Partiers.
  • No Tea Parties in Log Cabins

    04/29/2010 11:01:40 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 19 replies · 609+ views ^ | 04-29-2010 | Jesse Fruhwirth
    It's doesn't fit the narrative coming from FoxNews where Tea Party rallies are the top story in politics this year, but Log Cabin Republicans have shown new influence in Utah politics in ways never seen before. At a recent debate, the organization hosted six of eight Republican senate candidates--or their representatives--including incumbent Bob Bennett, an impressive feat for a Utah organization that focuses on queer issues. To avoid overestimating their impact, however, note that the organization will not issue a formal endorsement of any candidate for fear that it would hurt rather than help the endorsed candidate. Nevertheless, 2010 may...
  • Obama, Congress discover “Precrime”

    04/28/2010 11:00:45 AM PDT · by pabianice · 10 replies · 678+ views
    The Nav Log ^ | 4/28/10 |
    In his 1956 story, published in Fantastic Universe Magazine, science fiction writer Phillip K. Dick ( envisioned a dystopian future in which murders were prevented before they happened. Three mutant humans, known as “precogs,” see the murders in the future and warn the police. The police then arrive in SWAT Teams and take-away the bewildered “pre-murderer,” thus stopping the murder in question and creating a changed timeline (the film 2002 version of the story changes many of the original’s details). Yet in another example of life imitating fiction, the U.S. Congress and President Obama are running full-bore to force “precrime...
  • Hoyer regrets calling tea partiers 'un-American'

    04/22/2010 8:24:36 AM PDT · by george76 · 46 replies · 1,093+ views
    Washington Times ^ | April 22, 2010 | Stephen Dinan
    House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer said Thursday he and Speaker Nancy Pelosi made a mistake when they called "tea party" participants "un-American" last year. "That was not a good phrase, not a good use of language, it was not correct," Mr. Hoyer, Maryland Democrat, said, adding that he did not see anything wrong with vigorous debating of philosophies. Mr. Hoyer and Mrs. Pelosi wrote an op-ed article... "Drowning out opposing views is simply un-American," the two wrote. The charge became a rallying cry for tea partiers.
  • Michael Barone: Thanks, I’ll Do It Myself - Tea partiers fight Obama’s culture of dependence.

    04/19/2010 2:10:27 PM PDT · by neverdem · 18 replies · 875+ views
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | April 19, 2010 | Michael Barone
    Thanks, I’ll Do It MyselfTea partiers fight Obama’s culture of dependence.  ‘Do you realize,” CNN’s Susan Roesgen asked a man at the April 15, 2009, tea party in Chicago, “that you’re eligible for a $400 credit?” When the man refused to put down his “drop socialism” sign, she went on: “Did you know that the state of Lincoln gets fifty billion out of the stimulus?” Roesgen is no longer with CNN, and CNN has only about half as many viewers as it did last year. But her questions are revealing. They help us understand that the issue on which our...
  • Why all of a sudden is OK City Bombing Ceremonies Hot News?

    04/19/2010 7:17:07 AM PDT · by Marty62 · 121 replies · 1,990+ views
    Fox | Self
    Why is Fox pushing so hard this AM to marginalize dissenting Americans? Hemmer/MacCullum pushing the OK City Bombing. Over the past 15 years I only remember blips about memorial ceremonies. Same with 9-11 memorial services. Now all of a sudden the msm is trying to propagandize the dissent of Today with the Islamofascist terrorist and the McVeigh bombing. Everyone involved with the TPM should voice their outrage at the obvious attempt to slander the TPM.
  • Clinton And Begala To The Tea Party Folks: You’re Scary Dangerous

    04/17/2010 6:05:14 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 25 replies · 775+ views ^ | April 17, 2010 | Jim Vicevich
    Good thing Tony Blankley pushed back on CNN. Lord knows Wolf of the Clinton New Network wouldn’t. And in truth I find what the President had to say was disgusting too. As I have said before, it’s “by any means necessary” with this crowd. First there’s Clinton skillfully trying to leave an impression that Republicans and talk show hosts are responsible for whipping Tea Party folk into a dangerous frenzy … after all, he points out, all of the threats are coming from conservatives toward Democrats. Not to mention racists.
  • Clinton Uses Anniversary of Oklahoma City Bombing to Attack Michelle Bachman

    04/16/2010 7:23:03 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 46 replies · 1,064+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 4.16.10 @ 9:17AM | By Philip Klein
    Reprising his role from 1995, Bill Clinton is exploiting the anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing to attack critics of big government for inciting violence, and in the process, he directly singled out comments from Michele Bachmann.... Clinton pointed to remarks like those made Thursday by Representative Michele Bachmann, the Minnesota Republican, who when speaking at a Tea Party rally in Washington characterized the Obama administration and Democratic Congress as “the gangster government.” “They are not gangsters,” Mr. Clinton said. “They were elected. They are not doing anything they were not elected to do.” Clinton's comments to the New York...
  • The Crashers: They came, they saw, they failed

    04/15/2010 8:26:22 PM PDT · by Ron C. · 60 replies · 3,811+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | April 15, 2010 | Michelle Malkin
    You were ready for the Tea Party saboteurs. And boy, did they fail epically. Saul Alinsky would be ashamed. Grass-roots activists smoked out the infiltrators — and tagged them immediately. SNIP...
  • Tea Party crash fizzles out

    04/16/2010 5:25:45 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 11 replies · 841+ views
    Politico ^ | April 16, 2010 | KENNETH P. VOGEL
    After several days of hype and hand-wringing about liberal plans to infiltrate Thursday’s tea party rallies, the great 2010 Tax Day Tea Party Crash did not produce much of a bang in Washington. To be sure, a handful of obvious crashers engaged in some mostly non-confrontational back-and-forth with tea party activists at a Thursday evening rally that drew thousands to Washington’s National Mall near the Washington Monument. And some less overt crashers subtly mocked activists from amidst their ranks at both the evening rally on the Mall and an earlier event at Freedom Plaza near the White House. And there...
  • Mike Argento: Mailman unwelcome at tea party (barf alert)

    04/15/2010 8:56:36 AM PDT · by Daveinyork · 28 replies · 886+ views
    York (PA) Daily Record ^ | 4-15-2010 | MIKE ARGENTO
    So, the other night, my friend Dr. Mo called to tell me about his close encounter with the tea party people, or 912 Patriots, or whatever those people who messed up traffic on Market Street last Saturday call themselves. Dr. Mo's real name is David Moyar, but if I were to identify him as that, at least half the people who know him wouldn't know who I was talking about. In the interest of full disclosure, Mo is an old friend, by which I mean he's old and a friend. (He has also taken money from me in poker games,...
  • Tea Party Crasher Hides 'Personal Political Manifesto' -- No Wonder!

    04/14/2010 10:23:23 AM PDT · by NMEwithin · 49 replies · 1,982+ views
    Big Journalism ^ | 4/14/2010 | Morgen Richmond
    So Jason Levin is the total moron who put together the “Crash the Tea Party” web site. Levin is not your garden variety moron though. I mean it takes a pretty impressive level of idiocy to attempt to covertly infiltrate the biggest and most widely covered political movement in the country at the moment using a publicly available web site to provide details and solicit support for your plan. This idea is so completely idiotic that when I first heard about it I figured Levin would turn out to be an internet marketer and that this was really just a...
  • Nazi Uniforms to Be Worn By Tea Party Crashers

    04/13/2010 2:13:40 PM PDT · by kristinn · 145 replies · 4,106+ views
    Tuesday, April 13, 2010 | Kristinn
    Jason Levin, the originator of the Crash The Tea Party effort to sabotage the Tea Party protests this week, told Talking Points Memo that some his group's members may wear Nazi uniforms at the protests.:He emphasized that his group is non-violent, and not interested in "perpetuating racism, homophobia or misogyny." Levin said that "members are free to do as they wish," but if violence breaks out at a tea party rally on Thursday, or more epithets like the ones thrown around during the health care debate are heard, it won't be because of his group.He explained the distinction to me...
  • AP Can't Find Evidence of N-Word Use; Blames Tea Partiers for Posting 'Mislabeled' Video

    04/13/2010 11:19:15 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 28 replies · 1,273+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | April 13, 2010 | P.J. Gladnick
    Aha! ...Aha! Aha! Aha!Associated Press writer Jesse Washington has investigated the March 20 incident in Washington, D.C. at which members of the Tea Party supposedly hurled the N-word at black Congressmen. Well, no recording of that word being used could be found but that hasn't stopped Washington from blaming the Tea Partiers...for posting the "wrong" video of that incident on YouTube. I kid you not: Three Democratic congressmen — all black — say they heard racial slurs as they walked through thousands of angry protesters outside the U.S. Capitol. A white lawmaker says he heard the epithets too. Conservative activists...
  • CALL TO ACTION: Counter the "Crash the tea-party!"

    04/09/2010 12:53:47 PM PDT · by OR Patriot · 94 replies · 2,227+ views
    Okay, so the radicals want to chill the speech of law abiding citizens because they don’t agree with their message? How un-American is that? Here’s what you can do to thwart their attempt: 1. Email the “teaparty crashers” at email link and let them know you do not support their effort of infringing upon the rights of others to free speech. 2. You can email PayPal at email link and let them know that is accepting "charitable donations" and is not a registered charity in the state of Oregon so naturally you fear they may be committing...
  • Agent Provocateur Mad Hatters want to crash your Tea Party

    04/09/2010 10:49:20 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 38 replies · 2,299+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | Friday, April 9, 2010 | Judi McLeod
    Warning: Marinated-in-Marxism Democrats and supporters are hot on the trail of Tea Party patriots. They have launched a Crash the Tea Party (CTTP) website: on the eve of the April 15 anniversary of the Tea Party. “WHO WE ARE, Crash The Tea Party style, is a lesson in Marxism 101: “A nationwide network of Democrats, Republicans, and Independents who are sick and tired of that loose affiliation of racists, homophobes, and morons; who constitute the fake grass-roots movement which calls itself “The Tea Party.”
  • I CAN SEE FOR MILES [Ongoing Updates]

    03/23/2010 10:21:09 PM PDT · by Cindy · 510 replies · 4,762+ views
    (WHO, 1967) via ^ | Added to YouTube on April 2, 2009 | n/a
    I CAN SEE FOR MILES (WHO, 1967) Here is the video: Here is the lyrics:
  • When the Part Represents the Whole... and When It Doesn't

    04/04/2010 9:31:44 AM PDT · by A_perfect_lady · 8 replies · 287+ views
    My seething mind | April 4, 2010 | Moi
    Okay, let's pretend that there really was a racist Tea-Partier throwing around verbal abuse at one of the rallies. There's no proof that I've seen yet. Video cameras all over the place, but not one that can produce any such thing, but liberals have declared it to be so, therefore it must be so. Why, it's as certain as if it were reported by BBC and NPR both together! (And these are not sources to be questioned!) So the question is, what does it mean?According to the liberal world, it means that the underlying, barely hidden foundation of conservatism is,...
  • When liberals rant

    04/04/2010 4:03:26 AM PDT · by Scanian · 3 replies · 385+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | | Greg Halvorson
    Following liberals and conservatives in the comments sections of political websites can be enlightening as to the vast gap in logical discourse between left and right in this country. Pam Stout, a Tea Party Patriot, appeared on David Letterman's show April 1, 2010, and the fray began anew. Conservatives: "--Miss Stout, in the video, talks of individual responsibility, letting failures fail, and the creativity of the human mind. No doubt, this will cause a tizzy on the left. Pointing out that business creates jobs will rally the race-bait Alinskyite crowd. Too bad for them, America is awakening. We shall see...
  • American traditions at war

    04/01/2010 2:47:45 AM PDT · by Scanian · 3 replies · 400+ views
    NY Post ^ | April 1, 2010 | Michael Barone
    <p>Over the past 14 months, our political de bate has been transformed into an argu ment between heirs of two fundamental schools of political thought, the Founders and the Progressives. The Founders stood for the expansion of liberty; the Progressives for the expansion of government.</p>

    03/25/2010 1:54:27 PM PDT · by illiac · 46 replies · 1,644+ views
    Current ^ | 2/16/10 | Current
    Can you actually believe this crud? Okay, I get it Democrats, you don't like Republicans because they oppose your social ideology - so just have your leftist media promote violence against them?.. Are you really showing your true colors (SEIU purple?) as the progressive and tolerant political party which you claim to be ?

    03/25/2010 9:53:44 AM PDT · by Dawebman · 10 replies · 343+ views
    While the Democrat Socialists gloat about their victory over the majority will of the people, let their smirks burn deep into your memory. These Enemies of Freedom expect us to now act as they do when confronted and challenged. You know, the Old Cut-and-Run Cheese-Eating Surrender Monkey Drill. These dictators really do believe they can "control" Americans and dictate what kind of cars we drive, what kind of light bulbs we use, where we get student loans, where and IF we get health care. THIS WILL NOT STAND! These Enemies of Freedom have NO CLUE about the depth of the...
  • Valerie Jarrett: Americans are Idiots, Obama Too Intelligent For Words

    02/23/2010 9:26:04 AM PST · by Shellybenoit · 95 replies · 2,320+ views
    The Lid/Naked Emperor News ^ | 2/23/2010 | The Lid
    Valerie Jarrett is a senior adviser and assistant to the president for Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs for the Obama administration. Ms. Jarrett, is one of the President and First Lady's closest and longest held friends. In 1991 she was Deputy Chief of Staff to Mayor Richard Daley, and hired Michelle Robinson for an opening in the mayor’s office. Ms. Robinson asked for time to think and also asked Jarrett to meet her fiancé, Barack Obama. The three ended up meeting for dinner. After the dinner, Michelle took the job with the mayor's office, and Valerie Jarrett reportedly took the...
  • CNN Labels Tea Partiers “Recession Raging Conservatives and Independents”

    02/04/2010 10:49:35 AM PST · by AIM Freeper · 9 replies · 401+ views
    Accuracy in Media ^ | February 4, 2010 | Don Irvine
    CNN's Jim Acosta in an apparent fit of pique said on the air that tea party protesters were nothing but a bunch of "recession-raging conservative and independents."
  • Olbermann Calls Tea-Partiers ‘Poor, Dumb, Manipulated Bast@%d$’ [video at link]

    01/23/2010 7:20:51 AM PST · by Son House · 78 replies · 2,481+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | 01/22/10 | By The Daily Caller
    On Thursday’s Countdown with Keith Olbermann, MSNBC’s wunderkind Keith Olbermann ratcheted up his political attacks to a level rarely seen on cable news. This week has been rough on Olbermann as Republican Scott Brown was swept to victory by a resurgent conservative movement and the Supreme Court struck down long-standing campaign finance regulations for corporations widely supported by liberals and Democrats. The stress showed throughout the week as Olbermann launched vicious attacks on Brown that even liberal comedian Jon Stewart found to be tenuous. On Thursday night Olbermann continued his slide, seemingly unaware of the crassness of his remarks, or...
  • Reading the Tea Party Leaves

    12/31/2009 2:23:15 PM PST · by mdittmar · 24 replies · 769+ views
    Reason Online ^ | December 31, 2009 | Michael Munger
    Will we see a repeat of 1994—or 1964? My apologies to Buffalo Springfield. But what’s happening with the Tea Party movement, and where it’s going, ain’t exactly clear.  All we know at this point is that the villagers have pitchforks and torches, and are marching up the hill. But will they burn the castle of the Al Franken monster in Congress, or will they join Sarah Palin and her populist following and simply go RINO (Republican In Name Only) hunting? The point is that we could be heading toward 1994 all over again. Or toward 1964. The tea leaves are...
  • Jim DeMint: Tea Parties can defeat Democrats

    12/03/2009 2:00:47 PM PST · by markomalley · 45 replies · 1,936+ views
    Politico ^ | 12/2/2009 | Kenneth P Vogel
    Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.), a darling of the Tea Party crowd, credited that movement with blocking Democratic health care reform efforts and predicted the conservative activists behind the movement could ultimately thwart the passage of that bill and others.. "The only reason we don't have national health care right now is you - is the people outside of Washington," DeMint told a gathering of Tea Party activists gathered Wednesday night in Washington for the premiere of a documentary about the movement. "I think we do have a shot at stopping this thing," he said of the health care reform bill...
  • Kaine: Tea parties 'savaging the GOP'

    12/03/2009 1:35:58 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 62 replies · 2,187+ views
    Kaine: Tea parties 'savaging the GOP' By: Andy Barr December 3, 2009 03:58 PM EST Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine said Thursday that the tea party movement is “savaging” the Republican Party and is already proving “corrosive” in key GOP primaries. Speaking at the 11th annual American Democracy Conference hosted by the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics and POLITICO, Kaine argued that while the “headwind” may be against Democrats heading into 2010, divisions within the GOP will prove deadly to the Republican brand. “The tea party movement is savaging the GOP,” he said. “It is something that we...
  • Rally seeks new direction for US

    10/11/2009 7:50:17 AM PDT · by SandRat · 13 replies · 1,449+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Rhonda Bodfield
    They came with signs, T-shirts and petitions expressing skepticism, fear and anger. About 6,000 people descended Saturday on Tucson Electric Park for the Tucson Tea Party event, billed as "Tucson's Last Stand." The event kicked off with Tucson Tea Party organizer Trent Humphries expressing his own brand of hope for the future: "I love the smell of freedom in the morning." By 8:07 a.m., nearly two hours before the speeches began, the main parking lot of TEP was filling up. A random survey of one aisle found a car with a bumper sticker for limited-government advocate Ron Paul, next to...