Progressive MSNBC Guest: We ‘Made the Mistake of Laughing’ at the Tea Party

Guilty… Mediaite With five years having passed since the first tea party rally in 2009, MSNBC host Ronan Farrowinvited two liberal guests on his program to discuss the impact the tea party has had on American politics and its potential to continue to shape events. Tara Dowdell, a political strategist and self-described progressive, warned her fellow liberals… More Progressive MSNBC Guest: We ‘Made the Mistake of Laughing’ at the Tea Party

Coulter Battles Hannity over Tea Party: It’s Being Taken Over by ‘Shysters and Con Men!’

Mediaite Ann Coulter sat down with Sean HannityWednesday night to talk about the birth of the tea party movement five years ago this week (borne from and whether it still has the same kind of power and influence it did years ago, most prominently when a tea party wave helped bring in a Republican House in 2010.… More Coulter Battles Hannity over Tea Party: It’s Being Taken Over by ‘Shysters and Con Men!’

NAACP Official: Tea Party Uses Minorities as ‘Mouthpieces’ for Their Agenda

I’m sure glad someone else gets it… Mediaite Just weeks after calling Senator Tim Scott a ventriloquist’s dummy for the GOP, NAACP official Rev. William Barber is going after the right again, this time saying the tea party uses minorities as “mouthpieces” to promote their agenda. According to The Washington Post, in a conference call Tuesday, Barber said, “They frantically seek… More NAACP Official: Tea Party Uses Minorities as ‘Mouthpieces’ for Their Agenda

Tea Party ‘revolutionary’ Larry Klayman blames Obama for disastrous CNN interview

Sorting out the crazies indeed… The Raw Story Tea Partier and frequent litigant Larry Klayman said in an interview with World Net Daily on Thursday that he is considering filing a lawsuit against the news network CNN after an embarrassing interview with anchor Don Lemon and legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin earlier this week. Not only did Klayman… More Tea Party ‘revolutionary’ Larry Klayman blames Obama for disastrous CNN interview

10 craziest right-wing statements of the week –Tea Party meltdown edition

Salon 1. Justice Antonin Scalia: “The 14th Amendment protects all races, not only the blacks.” No friend of affirmative action, voting rights protections, or anything he deems “racial entitlements,” the high court’s least inhibited conservative was at it again this week during oral arguments in a case in which advocates for minorities are challenging Michigan’s voter-approved ban… More 10 craziest right-wing statements of the week –Tea Party meltdown edition

Million Vet March Organizers Condemn Sarah Palin, Ted Cruz, and the Tea Party

PoliticusUSA The tea party, Sarah Palin, and Ted Cruz tried to hijack the Million Vet March for political and personal gain, and event organizers condemned them for politicizing the march. According to a message on their website, the problem began when a local DC organizer turned the march into a tea party rally, “The political agenda put… More Million Vet March Organizers Condemn Sarah Palin, Ted Cruz, and the Tea Party

Some Groups Targeted By IRS May Have Violated Election Law

This certainly sounds interesting… Think Progress A report conducted by the Treasury Department’s Inspector General found that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) improperly targeted conservative groups applying for 501(c)(4) status and IRS officials have publicly admitted to relying on inappropriate criteria to screen out the names of organizations that included “tea party” or “patriots” for… More Some Groups Targeted By IRS May Have Violated Election Law

What country does the Tea Party represent?

Salon House Republicans are no longer swayed by public opinion, imperiling the GOP and grinding government to a halt This article originally appeared on AlterNet. With an assist from some long-term demographic trends, House Republicans have redistricted, propagandized and policed themselves into another country. As a result, they have become unmoored from the political incentives that typically drive… More What country does the Tea Party represent?

‘Tea Party’ is over: Ex-activist says racism, hypocrisy killed the movement

That’s one man’s opinion and I respect that.  I’m taking a “wait and see” approach.  The 2014 mid-term elections will tell us for sure… The Griot – Opinion by Phil Russo I always defended the Tea Party against charges of racism. And then last week, someone with whom I am Facebook “friends” posted something extremely racist and I… More ‘Tea Party’ is over: Ex-activist says racism, hypocrisy killed the movement

What We Already Knew About The Tea Party And ‘The Newsroom’ Finally Said Out Loud

  Newsroom is the best show on TV, bar none.  When The West Wing was on, in my opinion, it was the best show on TV. Aaron Sorkin produced both shows. MoveOn.org EDITOR’S NOTE: While they have way too much in common, the actual Taliban uses political violence to achieve its ends and the Tea Party… More What We Already Knew About The Tea Party And ‘The Newsroom’ Finally Said Out Loud