GOP and Tea Partiers: it’s like deja vu all over again

The Maddow Blog There was a certain irony to the timing. Yesterday, the House Republican leadership began a new outreach effort to leaders of the Latino community, trying to repair years of damage. And during their discussions, and assurances about the GOP’s sincerity, a far-right rally was underway on the national mall featuring anti-immigrant speeches from one… More GOP and Tea Partiers: it’s like deja vu all over again

Bill Maher To Letterman: ‘Tea Baggers’ Are ‘Corporate America’s Useful Idiots’

Sometimes it seems like our political comedians are the smartest guys in the room… Mediaite David Letterman gleefully sprung open a can of worms on his show by asking liberal host Bill Maher  about his “Tea Party pals.” Maher said “Tea Baggers” (a moniker he’ll continue to bestow upon advocates of the Tea Party movement,… More Bill Maher To Letterman: ‘Tea Baggers’ Are ‘Corporate America’s Useful Idiots’

The Top 10 Craziest Quotes by Tea Party Candidates

Huffington Post Regardless of the outcome of the 2010 elections, the Tea Party has already made history by spawning the craziest crop of political candidates America has ever seen. Judge for yourself by reading this assemblage of Tea Party wisdom on everything from Nazi reenactments and violent revolutions to masturbation, witchcraft, and mice with human… More The Top 10 Craziest Quotes by Tea Party Candidates

Eight False Things The Public “Knows” Prior To Election Day – Reality Check (Redux)

Campaign For America’s Future Here are eight of the biggest myths that are out there that Tea Partiers and the GOP (one in the same, actually…) are spreading: 1) President Obama tripled the deficit. Reality: Bush’s last budget had a $1.416 trillion deficit. Obama’s first budget reduced that to $1.29 trillion. 2) President Obama raised… More Eight False Things The Public “Knows” Prior To Election Day – Reality Check (Redux)

Angle Campaign Used Decoy To Duck Press: Nevada Reporters

Why won’t “Tea Partiers” answer questions from the press?  What are they afraid of? Huffington Post Nevada Republican Senate candidate Sharron Angle used a decoy to dodge members of the press at an event on Monday, a reporter on the scene tells the Huffington Post. The Tea Party-backed pol, who has avoided public appearances since… More Angle Campaign Used Decoy To Duck Press: Nevada Reporters

How to fight Tea Party’s faux populism

USA Today For generations, conservatives have appealed to fear to protect the privileged and preserve the status quo — fear of immigrants, fear of diversity, fear of big government. For conservatives in 2010, it’s easy: “Stop.”  “No.”  “Repeal.” Meanwhile, for more than a century — in churches and temples, in union halls and neighborhood centers, in… More How to fight Tea Party’s faux populism

Tea Party Woes

Randi Rhodes Blog What happens when the Tea Party universe collides with reality? Surprise, surprise—it turns out that a lot of people in Tea Party whacko and New York gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino’s inner circle have shady pasts. In fact, the only thing in New York State with a more tainted past than Carl Paladino’s inner… More Tea Party Woes

Sal Russo, Tea Party Express Strategist, Fought For Christine O’Donnell Victory

Huffington Post Sal Russo, a consultant whose roots in Sacramento stretch back to Gov. Ronald Reagan’s days, took a direct hand in O’Donnell’s victory Tuesday. He is the brains behind the Tea Party Express, one of several campaign operations that lays claim to representing the tea party movement. The organization has led two national bus… More Sal Russo, Tea Party Express Strategist, Fought For Christine O’Donnell Victory

Sunday Talk – You’ve Got To Hand It To Them

Daily Kos This was the week the Tea Party finally secured its place in American history books (pending approval from the Texas Board of Education). Whereas, until now, teabaggers had been content with nominating fringe lunatics like Rand Paul and Sharron Angle for Senate seats, this time around they chose someone well within the mainstream… More Sunday Talk – You’ve Got To Hand It To Them

When Stupid People Don’t Know They’re Stupid

Ring of Fire – Mike Papantonio [Ring of Fire] has been discussing the dangers of Glenn Beck’s incendiary rhetoric for years on Ring of Fire, but in the last year, his actions have been taken to a whole new level. And with his recent Tea Party rally in Washington, it became clear that Beck isn’t the only… More When Stupid People Don’t Know They’re Stupid