Ted Cruz is appears to never shy away from saying what is on his mind and remained true to form during his CPAC speech. The Senator took to the podium an announced that the United States should abolish the IRS. The Tea Party Republican feels that American should be able to file their taxes on... Show More Summary
(Credit: theqspeaks) The broader movement began five years ago last week — shortly after Barack Obama was sworn into office.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) strode into the Conservative Political Action Conference this week packing heat. It was nothing fancy like a Glock 9 or Sig Sauer 45, but something more akin to Old Betsy, carried by Davy Crockett when...
(By Mattea Kramer) Washington is pushing the panic button, claiming austerity is hollowing out our armed forces and our national security is at risk. That was the message Secretary of Defense Chuck…
This image and others like it are making the rounds within conservative and other Tea Party-affiliated social media. Rightwing meme on race In favor of accuracy, below is a fact-check on each of these points: Who started the KKK? Nathan Bedford Forrest, a former Confederate Lieutenant General and war criminal (Fort Pillow massacre). He...
Tea Party favorite and former Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann is upset that Arizona Governor Jan Brewer vetoed a broad bill which carved out a special right for religious people to discriminate against gay individuals. "I...Show More Summary
One of the issues looming large at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), the movement's three-day confab held just outside Washington, DC, is the "scandal" over the IRS singling out tea party groups (and other nonprofits) for additional scrutiny during the 2012 election cycle. Show More Summary
Mitch McConnell is the GOP's shrewdest politician, but he's not exactly beloved by the party's base; he's got a Tea Party challenger in his re-election race this year, and he's regularly pilloried by hard-right conservatives as an establishment sellout. Show More Summary
Support for legalization of same sex marriage has reached a new high according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll: Half of all Americans believe that gay men and lesbians have a constitutional right to marry, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll in which a large majority also said businesses should not be [...]
In what appears to be an effort to staff their paper with outspoken conservative voices that appeal to a Tea Party audience, The Washington Times announced today that former Delaware Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell is being brought...Show More Summary
While the three tea party incumbents who were being challenged by establishment politicians won big, liberal-leaning Republicans closest to House Speaker Joe Straus lost in race after race this week. Defeated Straus incumbents include State Rep. Show More Summary
The day after the March 4 th Republican Primary when Senator John Cornyn defeated a crowded field of challengers, Texas’ junior senator Ted Cruz announced his endorsement and support for his senior colleague. Calling for party unity,...Show More Summary
Illustrating the difference between Republicans and their far right parasites, Jeffrey Frank — writing in the New Yorker — remembers the Eisenhower era and Republican factions. He also shreds the tea party. The tea party would like us to remember their fantasy as fact. But their fantasy — that they’re some kind of noble insurgency [...]
Some date the advent of the tea party to 2007, when then-presidential candidate Ron Paul held a “tax day tea party” fundraiser to fill his campaign coffers. But the broader movement began five years ago last week — shortly after Barack Obama was…