Representative David Moore's (R-Missoula) proposed yoga pants ban, failed to pass through the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.
On Monday evening, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) appeared on The Mark Levin Show to discuss, among other things, the recent GOP primary runoff election in Mississippi. He complained multiple times about the "DC machine."
A poll released Tuesday by the Public Religion Research Institute shows that a large majority of Americans support a path to citizenship for immigrants who are in the United States illegally.
On Tuesday night's episode of CNN's Crossfire, Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV) stated that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is wrong in threatening to filibuster the clean debt ceiling bill that passed in the House on Tuesday.
This is the twenty-first edition of a research project at PoliticusUSA known as Taking Back the House. The purpose of this project is to analyze each Republican Congressional district in the United States and see how likely the district can go 'Blue.'
Republicans have not proposed a replacement for the Affordable Care Act, and won't, because Obamacare has turned the GOP base against insurance itself.
Rush Limbaugh told Greta Van Susteren that the GOP hates the Tea Party and the Tea Party, feeling rejected, stayed home and didn't vote.
Havana-born Roan Garcia-Quintana doesn't want America to be for others what it has been for him
Does Romney's choice of Paul Ryan as his running mate signal his campaign is tacking to the right again, or is Ryan tacking left? It seems the first casualty will be Ryan's near-universally reviled budget plan, but can Mitt really defang Ryan and get him ready for primetime?
The latest CBS News poll contained some interesting information about who supports the Tea Party movement. Contrary to what Tea Partiers claim, their movement is not bi-partisan. Of the 20% who considered themselves Tea Party supporters, 36% were Republicans, 18% were Independents, and only 2% were Democrats, so much for that organic bi-partisan movement to take back America. The Tea Party is really nothing more than the same old white Republicans.
There are many potential or would-be leaders for the Tea Party craze - from libertarians to conservatives to Christian dominionists like Sarah Palin. It does not seem to be only conservatives lining up for tinfoil hats but libertarians with a fear of big government who have perhaps let their imaginations run away with them. The "New World Order" phenomenon is by no means limited to conservatives and Christian apocalyptic millenialists awaiting the return of Jesus but is embraced by some libertarians as well.
Tea Partiers present themselves as average, everyday Americans who have been pushed too far. From their perspective, they are us. They are America. But they are no America I know or am familiar with. Their America seems to be a phobic, paranoid little place rife with conspiracies intent on overthrowing “real” America. They claim to represent the ideas of the Founding Fathers, but the Founding Fathers did not wear tin foil hats.
Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi was on ABC’s This Week this morning, where she made an interesting offer to the tea party movement. Pelosi claimed that the tea partiers share the same view as progressives on the issue of the special interests, so they should work together on that issue. Of course, since the tea party is now controlled by special interests, her offer will be rejected.
It is no surprise that the angry white conservative movement a.k.a. the tea partiers has come to life since the election of Barack Obama, because they were fine with George W. Bush’s many violations, illegal wars, suspension of habeas corpus, etc. What lay at the heart of conservative opposition is their loss of control – and a black man in the White House.