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Tea Party Movement

You've Got (Hate) Mail: 'When Tea Baggers Attack' Edition

Waymon Hudson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Waymon Hudson

To me, sending hate mail has always seemed like a lot of effort for little return. So I was surprised to receive over 30 nearly identical messages, all beginning, "Dear Mr. Hudson- You should shut up. You look like a queer."

Clarence Thomas' Wife Makes Common Cause with Militia Guru Larry Pratt

Adele Stan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Adele Stan

It's quite disturbing that Ginni Thomas, who shares her life with one of the most powerful men in the United States government, should use her social standing to recruit people to rage against that government in the company of Larry Pratt.

Tea Party "Movement" Biggest Mass Deception Since WMDs

Trish Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Trish Nelson

Tea Party "Movement" Biggest Mass Deception Since WMDs by Trish Nelson Remember, back in April when we said on Blog for Iowa that the tea party movem...

Virginia Thomas, Wife Of Justice Clarence Thomas, Cements Her Role As Tea Party Star

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Virginia Thomas, wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, has risen rapidly to the top ranks of the Tea Party movement with the help of two larg...

Tea Party 'Woodstock': Movement Plans Midwest Gathering On 9/11 Anniversary

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It's "love free" meets "free love" -- the Tea Party is organizing their own version of "Woodstock." The Des Moines Register reports: An event descri...

The Tea Party Is Mostly Pro-Choice and Pro-Gay: Knowing That Matters

Eric Sapp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Sapp

Since the early Reagan years Republicans have managed to hold together an unholy alliance between big business, libertarians, and moderate/conservative faith voters. But it doesn't have to be that way.

Tea Party Anger Making Movement A Prime Target For Corporate America

The Washington Post | Amy Gardner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Has Chrysler gone tea party? Sort of. There's nothing new about patriotic commercials, especially near the Fourth of July. But Dodge's "Freedom" ad is...

Will The Youth Vote Trump Tea Party In Midterm Elections?

Bakari Kitwana | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bakari Kitwana

One of the most important unasked questions this midterm election year is this: "Will the youth vote be a factor in 2010?" Given the actual impact of ...

How The Tea Party Spent The Fourth Of July

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

"Tea party" activists across the nation tried to put the "independence" back in Independence Day this weekend with festivals and other gatherings focu...

How a Christian Republican Leaves the GOP

Austin Carty | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Austin Carty

As a Christian writer and citizen of this country, it is among my deepest desires that we would stop trading fact for feeling, stop trading catchphrases for complex thinking, and stop invoking God's name for our own political gain.

Randy Wilkinson Becomes First Elected Tea Party Official, Will Run For Congress As Third Party Candidate

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Tea Party movement can now boast its first elected official. Randy Wilkinson, the Polk County Commissioner running for Florida's 12th Congressio...

Republicans and Teabaggers Finally Embrace Big Government

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

How can post-Bush Republicans possibly square all of their newly found affinity for freedom, liberty and the Constitution considering their eight-year support for Bush era policies?

Will the Sound and Fury of the Tea Party Movement Translate Into Votes?

Mario Almonte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mario Almonte

With Tea Party groups around the country actively sizing up candidates and picking sides, come November, we may finally discover whether the movement is the new voice of America, or just the squeaky wheel getting the grease.

Tea Party Fantasies

John O'Kane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John O'Kane

The Tea Party's wide sweep threatens to undo the contract of a fair society that strips and clothes to create freedom for the maximal number, as the founder fathers intended.

Information Terrorists Hijack Our Airwaves

Nomiki Konst | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Nomiki Konst

Let's face it Dems, you have the heart but you don't have the brains. The GOP has discovered a way to make the media work for them.

This Is America, Speak English (Unless You're FOX News)

Disgrasian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

For a nation of immigrants, America's fast becoming a country of self-haters. You see this in the "This is America, speak English" movement that's been rearing its ugly head all over the country.

Jenny Beth Martin, Tea Party Leader, Says Movement Has 'No Place For' Racist Behavior

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

There is no racism in the Tea Party movement, according to the head of one of the largest national Tea Party groups. "In Tea Party Patriots, we have ...

Why the Tea Party Has No Poets

Richard Geldard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Geldard

It is a misnomer to call the Tea Party a protest movement. It's just a bumper sticker movement spawned in irrational anger but without coherent protest. Genuine protest produces poetry, not slogans.

Yosemite Sam Joins The Tea Party - VIDEO

Matthew Filipowicz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Matthew Filipowicz

In a newly released video, cartoon legend Yosemite Sam has announced that he has officially joined the Tea Party....

Listen All Y'all, It's a Republican Sabotage

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

The Republicans are willing to let one out of every ten of your friends go broke in the name of foiling the president and reclaiming control over the government (which they say they hate). Think about that.

Lloyd Marcus, the Tea Party Anthem, and Race in America

Marcia Dawkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marcia Dawkins

Marcus' Tea Party anthem is all about policing boundaries of our Constitution as well as our geography, values and identities, but also about reminding us that these boundaries must be policed because they've been transgressed.

Fox News Hoax Exploits Holocaust Link to Mask Racism in Tea Parties

Chip Berlet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Chip Berlet

The story surfaces nationally with a Glenn Beck segment and two ludicrous Fox News discussions highlighting the false claim that Brandeis University was hosting an international conference linking the Tea Party movement to Nazis in Europe.

My Day at the Tea Party

Greg Selkoe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Greg Selkoe

I made this video of my interactions with the many Tea Baggers in Boston this spring.

Health Care, Financial Reform and Democratic Momentum

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

With the midterm elections now less than seven months away, things look very different now than they did in January when Republican Scott Brown was elected to fill Ted Kennedy's Senate seat.

Quincy Tea Party Protest Draws Police In Riot Gear During Obama Speech (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Tea Party protesters in Quincy, Illinois who did not follow a Secret Service agent's orders were met with an group of police officers dressed in riot ...