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Tea Party Movement

George Orwell And The Tea Party: Is The Conservative Movement Misappropriating Orwell?

The Millions | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

George Orwell never thought that his work would outlive him by much. After all, he considered himself "a sort of pamphleteer" rather than a genuine no...

Tea Party Activists To Protest Arizona Boycott At City Hall Today

NBC Los Angeles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Arizona's immigration law is none of LA's business, according to a group that plans to protest Tuesday outside Los Angeles City Hall. The rally wil...

Andrew Breitbart - the NAACP's Best Friend and the Tea Party's Worst Enemy

Alvin McEwen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alvin McEwen

No matter how many shows tea party leaders appear on to deny they are racist, people will remember one of their leaders helped to railroad an innocent black woman with a doctored videotape and a false claim of racism.

Great Democrats: FDR, JFK, Bill Clinton, Andrew Breitbart

John Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Zogby

There are two ways for Democrats to fire up the base. One is to focus on results. The other is to let ultra-conservatives carry the ball for them by scaring the bejeezus out of key Democratic constituencies.

Lucia Graves

Republicans Threaten Repeals, Subpoenas If They Take Back The House | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House Tea Party Caucus leader Rep. Michelle Bachmann (R-Minn.) and House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) agree: If Republicans win back control ...

The Tea Party and the Constitution

Marty Robins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marty Robins

The Tea Party is clearly a rising force in American politics. The constitutional foundation is excellent and greatly enhances its credibility, but can stand some refinement in order to maximize its effectiveness.

Michele Bachmann Gets Official Approval To Form House Tea Party Caucus

The Huffington Post | Elyse Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATED Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) said on Monday that her proposal to create a Tea Party caucus in the United States House of Representatives h...

Angry White Men Unleashed: Mel Gibson and the Tea Party

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Kim

Mel Gibson was an angry, bigoted bomb that finally and predictably went off. When the tea party explosion eventually happens, it will come as no surprise.

Boomers and the Tea Party: The Last Hurrah for Soldiers of Misfortune

Bennet Kelley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bennet Kelley

The Tea Party movement is not a movement of boomer patriots, but rather the whine of the Free Lunch Society who banquet from the harvest of their parents' sacrifice while leaving the bill to their children.

Jason Linkins

Tea Party Boots Mark Williams For Racist 'Satire' In The Wake Of NAACP Criticism | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

On yesterday's "Face The Nation", the NAACP's Ben Jealous called upon David Webb -- representing the Tea Party Federation -- to refudiate repudiate Ma...

So Much for No Tea Party Racism: Mark Williams Expelled From National Tea Party Federation

Alvin McEwen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alvin McEwen

2010-07-18-webb.jpg In an exchange between the NAACP's Bejamin Jealous and African-American tea party leader David Webb, Webb discusses expelling Mark Williams' "Tea Party Express" faction from the national federation.

Open Letter to Benjamin Jealous

Charles D. Ellison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles D. Ellison

I don't like the racist images and speech at Tea Party rallies either, but can the NAACP really do anything about it? Probably not. Instead of focusing on that issue, why don't you condemn this recession's destruction of 25% of the Black middle-class?

If there are no racists in the Tea Party movement, then please explain the 'Abraham Lincoln letter'

Alvin McEwen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alvin McEwen

If the tea party movement isn't racist, then at the very least, it's not necessarily bright. And nothing displays the movement's stupidity more than ...

Jason Linkins

Tea Party Slams Menendez For Hitting BP On Libyan Terrorist Controversy | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

You know, typically, I wouldn't dream of suggesting that the Tea Party movement is a group of people who have taken their internalized anger at losing...

Michele Bachmann Plans To Form Tea Party Caucus In Congress

The Huffington Post | Elyse Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) has plans in the works to create a Tea Party Caucus in the United States House of Representatives. Bachmann on Thursd...

The Harsh Reality of Tea Party Racism

Michael J.W. Stickings | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael J.W. Stickings

Politico gave a platform the other day to a couple of teabaggers who, predictably, used that platform to hurl predictable attacks at, predictably, lib...

Which Tea Party?

Joel Richard Paul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joel Richard Paul

Tea Party activists, I owe you an apology. I used to think that the country was divided between blue states and the "irony-free zone." I realize now that the Tea Party is, in fact, a lot funnier than Democrats ever were.

Politics of Hate

Lauren Ashburn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lauren Ashburn

We need to make governing attractive to the next generation of leaders by abolishing all the hate and slander in our politics. Above all, we need to remember that our kindergarten teachers were right.

Didn't I Just See That ...?

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I just saw that whole "army of the dead" in a movie. Well, actually, a couple of movies. If you want a demonstration of the studios' imagination deficit problem, just screen-hop at your local multiplex.

Southern Strategist Sarah Palin Denies the Southern Strategy

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

Sarah Palin is and was a Southern Strategist. So it's with considerable hilarity that I read her latest Facebook remarks in which she insisted there isn't a racial component to the various tea party groups.

NAACP Resolution Condemning Alleged Tea Party Racism Sparks Attacks (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Elyse Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A plan by the NAACP to condemn perceived racism in the Tea Party movement has sparked fiery attacks between the NAACP and Tea Party leaders. NAACP Pr...

Tea Party Mascot Speaks Out

Sally Kohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Sally Kohn

In my exclusive interview with a Tea Bag, the true story of the Tea Party is revealed. Who knew that a bag of loose leaf could be so loose lipped?!...

Against All Odds Save the Middle Class, Democracy and the American Dream

Michelle Kraus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Kraus

We cannot let the message machine of the Republican Party lull voters into universal amnesia. Remember these are the same guys that put the nails in the coffin cementing the potential extermination of the middle class.

The Tea Party Doesn't Care About Taxes

Bart Motes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bart Motes

Democrats, stop worrying about the Republicans slamming you for increasing the debt or for burgeoning socialism. Otherwise, the have-nots, in their inchoate anger, will once again sweep the haves to power.

NAACP To Offer Resolution Condemning Racist Elements Of Tea Party Movement

The Huffington Post | Elyse Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is prepared to offer a resolution that condemns racism the group believes to be coming ...