Tea Party

Opinion: Let Republicans Help Defeat Trump, but Don’t Be Fooled

The Lincoln Project republicans came out in full force last December, declaring in a New York Times op-ed their mission…

3 years ago

Opinion: The Cultural Roots of Americans’ Failing Coronavirus Response Date Back To Thoreau and Emerson

Noted nineteenth-century American writer Henry David Thoreau, opens his 1849 essay “Resistance to Civil Government,” one of the most famous…

3 years ago

Republicans Mad About Spending Bill Want To Take Away Children’s Healthcare

Many right-wing conservative tea party Republicans in Congress were mad when Congress passed a budget and spending bill greatly increasing…

5 years ago

Erick Erickson Says Gays Make People Uncomfortable and Should Expect to be Assaulted

If intolerant white males have the right to respond violently solely on account of your appearance, you don't really have…

6 years ago

Donald Trump’s War Against the GOP Establishment Has Breitbart Written All Over it

Fox News' Laura Ingraham complains, "The Republican Party is led by people who have more in common with the Clintons…

6 years ago

Joe Walsh Warns ‘This is now war. Watch out Obama. Real America is Coming After You’

“3 Dallas Cops killed, 7 wounded. This is now war. Watch out Obama. Watch out black lives matter punks. Real…

7 years ago

Kentucky Gubernatorial Election Should Be A Wake Up Call For Democrats

Now if only Democrats would make a special effort to demonstrate to moderates that a major contributor to this country's…

7 years ago

Whining Kochs Admit They Expect Results After Buying Republicans In Government

The Kochs want to convince Americans that they really love America. They just hate that America has a government they…

7 years ago

The Koch Brothers Complain About Buying Low Quality Republicans Who Lack Substance

The Koch brothers have no right to complain about the tone of Republican politics because it is exactly what they…

7 years ago

GOP Extremism Is Not Palin’s Fault – Former W.H. Chief of Staff Is Mistaken

William M. Daly mistakenly claims the GOP's "insanity" began when Senator John McCain chose Sarah Palin to be his running…

7 years ago

Americans Reject Republican Extremism As Tea Party Support Hits Record Low

Support for the tea party has hit a record low, as the American people are finished with the extremist right…

7 years ago

Can Trump Be Tea Party Savior as Support for Tea Party Reaches New Low?

Donald Trump is popular, he calls himself a Tea Partier, but the Tea Party is less popular today than ever…

7 years ago

Ted Cruz and His Mad Scramble for the Hate Vote

Ted Cruz picked up the endorsement of notorious bigot Sandy Rios, wowed the haters at a Texas megachurch, and won…

7 years ago

House Freedom Caucus Document Explains Why the House Is Ungovernable

The recent revelation of a House Freedom Caucus 'questionnaire for prospective candidates for the Speakers' position clears up why Republicans…

7 years ago

A Tea Party Fascist Will Be Second In Line To the Presidency By Halloween

The two leading candidates for House speaker are mirror images and both will dutifully follow the Ted Cruz shut-down-the-government agenda

7 years ago

Republicans Appear Fractured, But They Are Far From Broken

Where they have "failed to achieve Republican goals" is in establishing a theocracy, eliminating taxation and 98 percent of the…

7 years ago

Libertarians Demonstrate That The GOP Isn’t The Only Clown Show In Florida Politics

Florida Libertarian Senate candidate August us Sol Invictus is bound to be an embarrassment for the Libertarian Party.

7 years ago

Boehner’s Departure Opens The Door For Tea Party Crazies to Take The Wheel

With the tea party taking the wheel, the crazies can move forward with their plan to dismantle functioning government.

7 years ago

Frontman Michael Stipe Tells Trump to F-Off After Using R.E.M. Song

A Tea Party rally was the perfect venue for Trump again mindlessly unleashing an angry response by being really, really…

7 years ago

Tea Party Insurgent Kelli Ward Leads John McCain In Arizona GOP Senate Race Poll

A Kelli Ward victory over McCain would increase the odds for Democrat Rep. Kirkpatrick to win the general election and…

7 years ago

Former Reagan And Bush Senior Policy Advisor Says Trump Exposes Crazy and Stupid In The GOP

Bruce Bartlett says policies don't matter for the GOP, only attitude. "And Trump has exactly the right 'chip on your…

7 years ago

Fox News’ Inability to See White Men with Guns a Danger to Us All

A party that invents "facts" and then claims all future discourse must be based on their fictional evidence should not…

8 years ago

IL Newspaper Crushes Sen. Kirk’s Moderate Reputation By Calling Him A Loud-Mouthed Radical

A local newspaper lashed out at Kirk's extreme rhetoric on the Iran deal, calling him the love child of Michele…

8 years ago

Donald Trump in Phoenix is All About Jingoism and Self Love

In a stark contrast with Bernie Sanders' appearances, Trump was less interested in the issues than in convoluted stories and…

8 years ago

Kansas Republicans Finally Admit That Their Tax Cuts For The Wealthy Have Failed

With the state budget forecast to have a 400 million dollar shortfall, Kansas Republicans are finally acknowledging that the massive…

8 years ago

Hillary Clinton Calls Out Republicans For Killing Jobs And Not Standing Up To Tea Party

At a craft brewery in Hampton, New Hampshire, Hillary Clinton called out her Republican presidential opponents for sacrificing American jobs…

8 years ago

One Bush is Like Another: Jeb Doesn’t Know. Jeb Doesn’t Care

It is hard to believe Jeb Bush really wants to be president, with the things he says. Maybe it's just…

8 years ago

32% Of Republican Voters Think The U.S. Government Is Trying To Take Over Texas

A national PPP poll finds that 32 percent of Republican voters believe "the government is trying to take over Texas".

8 years ago

Not Even New Jersey Republicans Want Chris Christie To Be President

A Monmouth University Poll found that Chris Christie is exceedingly unpopular in his home state even with Republicans.

8 years ago

This Is A Republican Elected Official’s Version Of Welcoming Refugees To America

Take heart my Hispanic and Latino brothers and sisters. You're not the only ones whose presence in the U.S. makes…

8 years ago

Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert Latches Onto Loopy Jade Helm Conspiracy Theory

Texas GOP Congressman Louie Gohmert issued a statement on May 5, 2015, that gives voice to the bizarre Jade Helm…

8 years ago

Florida Descends Into Budget Chaos As Republicans Squabble Over Medicaid Expansion

Although the Florida Republican Party has one-party control of the state government, they are simply unable and unwilling to govern.

8 years ago

Friday Fox Follies – And, They’re Off And Running

During a week when both Tea Party darling Marco Rubio and Fox "News" nemesis Hillary "Benghazi" Clinton announced they are…

8 years ago

Republican Support Collapsing In Wisconsin As Hillary Clinton Leads Scott Walker 52-40

Hillary Clinton leads Scott Walker 52-40 in his home state, and Russ Feingold is up 54-38 over GOP Senator Ron…

8 years ago

Outside The Circus Tent At The Marco Rubio Campaign Kick-Off

PoliticusUSA's Friday Fox Follies writer, Headly Westerfield, reports from the Marco Rubio Campaign Kick-Off in Miami.

8 years ago

Delusional Michele Bachmann Thinks President Obama Has Virtually Guaranteed World War III

In a radio interview, former GOP Congresswoman Michele Bachmann asserted that President Obama's policies will lead to World War III.

8 years ago

Another Obamacare Win: Red State Montana House Passes Medicaid Expansion

Montana's House voted 54-46 to approve federal subsidies for Medicaid expansion, with 13 Republicans joining 41 Democrats to pass the…

8 years ago

GOP Descends Into Madness As Ted Cruz Vaults Into Top Tier Of 2016 GOP Candidates

A PPP poll shows Ted Cruz pulling into contention with Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush.

8 years ago

The Last Word On The California Lawyer Gunning For Gays

I still believe there are points to be made about the issue of California attorney, Matthew Gregory McLaughlin and his…

8 years ago

Republican Secret Love For Obamacare Exposed As Lawmakers Choose ACA Over Private Market

Hypocritical Republican lawmakers like Ted Cruz could have gone for a "private market" solution, but instead they chose to let…

8 years ago

Michigan Republican Says Schools Should be a Ministry of the Church

When Pink Floyd sang that "we don't need no education," I don't think church ministries are what they had in…

8 years ago

Does Ted Cruz Actually Think He Can Win in 2016?

"I am running for president and I hope to earn your support," Ted Cruz tweeted last night. Does he really…

8 years ago

Democrat Russ Feingold Leads Sen. Ron Johnson 50-41 In Potential Wisconsin Senate Rematch

Early polling suggests that if Democrat Russ Feingold decides to mount a comeback Senate bid, Wisconsin will back him all…

8 years ago

Scandal? Use of Private Email is Pervasive Among 2016 Hopefuls

It turns abouta whole slew of Republicans looking at the White House in 2016 has used private emails for government…

8 years ago

Ben Carson Claims Prison Proves That Being Homosexual Is “Absolutely” A Choice

Potential 2016 GOP Presidential candidate Ben Carson appeared on CNN's New Day Wednesday morning and told host Chris Cuomo that…

8 years ago

Republican Congressman Peter King Slams Self-Righteous Delusional Wing Of His Party

Appearing on Luke Russert's online MSNBC TV program, Shift, New York Congressman Peter King (R) slammed fellow House Republicans for…

8 years ago

Marco Rubio Flip Flops On Immigration Reform, Recasts Himself As Border Hawk At CPAC

Friday morning, at CPAC, Senator Rubio told an audience that he had learned that his previous support for immigration reform…

8 years ago

CPAC: Icky Brown People Are Destroying our Country

Republicans have sold their souls, assuming they have any, to white nationalists who believe mixing races is rebellion against God

8 years ago

While GOP Candidates Pander To The Right At CPAC, Hillary Still Leads All 2016 Matchups

A PPP poll, released on the eve of CPAC, shows Hillary Clinton leading the entire GOP field by margins of…

8 years ago

Scott Walker To Try To Get Elected President By Making Wisconsin A Right To Work State

A spokesman for Walker declared that the Governor would sign into law a controversial right-to-work measure, if and when it…

8 years ago

Unbalanced Ben Carson Thinks President Obama May Be Guilty Of Treason

Dr. Ben Carson implied that Barack Obama could be guilty of treason if he fights Congress on a clean bill…

8 years ago

Bush Appointed Judge Ignores Constitution While Blocking Obama’s Immigration Executive Order

A George W. Bush appointed judge ignored the Constitution while substituting his own policy whims in ruling that blocked President…

8 years ago

Boehner’s Latest Attempt to Hoodwink America Fails Like the Rest

Boehner twisted history to claim that "the American people can't afford a repeat of the same old top-down policies of…

8 years ago

RINO Hunting Tea Party Purists Set Sights On Defeating Senator John McCain

A pair of Tea Party Congressmen are reportedly drawing up plans to challenge Arizona Senator John McCain in the 2016…

8 years ago

Progressive Warrior Alan Grayson Contemplating 2016 Senate Run

Fiery Florida populist Alan Grayson is considering running for Marco Rubio's U.S. Senate seat in 2016.

8 years ago

Fox News Host Says America “Saved The Planet” By Using Snipers And Invading Other Countries

During Sunday morning's broadcast of Fox & Friends, co-host Charles Payne outlandishly claimed that the United States "saved the planet"…

8 years ago

Jon Stewart Scorches Rand Paul And Ted Cruz Over Their State Of The Union Responses

During Wednesday night's broadcast of The Daily Show, host Jon Stewart took aim at the multiple Republican responses to this…

8 years ago

A Mitt Romney-Jeb Bush Brawl Will Divide The GOP Establishment And Help The Tea Party

The GOP is poised for an epic clash of plutocrats that is likely to split establishment donors and benefit the…

8 years ago

Former Republican Congressman Wants Islamists To Behead The “Cowards” At CNN And MSNBC

Former one-term Republican Congressman Joe Walsh sent out a series of tweets Wednesday calling for Islamists to target the "appeasing…

8 years ago

GOP Civil War: Tea Party Congressman Rips Speaker John Boehner For Poor Leadership

Continuing GOP civil war, Rep. Richard Nugent of Florida vents Tea Party dissatisfaction with John Boehner's leadership and competence.

8 years ago

Kansas Tea Party Experiment Fails As Brownback Supports New Tax Hikes

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback's attempt to make his state a model for Tea Party governance has ended in abject failure.

8 years ago

Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin’s Coup Against John Boehner Gets Just Three Votes

Despite the backing of Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin, Louie Gohmert received just three votes in his bid to unseat…

8 years ago

Tea Baggers Go Coo Coo for Louie Gohmert

Tea Baggers love Louie Gohmert, which may explain why the man sounds barely sane to the rest of us. McCain…

8 years ago

If Protesters Are Responsible For Officers’ Deaths, So Then Are The Tea Party

Are the protesters responsible for the death of the officers? If yes, then the Tea Party is responsible for the…

8 years ago

More Heartache Around the Corner for God’s Own Party in 2016

Where once three-quarters had been Protestants alone, now barely three quarters are even Christian, and the numbers continue to drop

8 years ago

GOP On GOP Violence: Marco Rubio Slams Rand Paul For Agreeing With Obama’s Cuba Policy

During an appearance on Fox News' The Kelly File Thursday night, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) criticized Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY)…

8 years ago

Tea Party Nation Says #Whitelivesmatter

According to Judson Phillips, because a black youth shot at a police officer, and the black youth killed, #whitelivesmatter

8 years ago

Rachel Maddow Blasts The Media For Trying To Turn Liberal Democrats Into The Tea Party

Rachel Maddow called out the mainstream political media for trying to turn liberals like Elizabeth Warren and Nancy Pelosi into…

8 years ago

Mama We’re All Crazy Now – A Michele Bachmann Retrospective

Bachmann's flight from Dana Bash is a metaphor for an endless flight from reality, which pretty much describes her entire…

8 years ago

Tea Party Congressman Steve Stockman Subpoenaed By Grand Jury In Criminal Investigation

Outgoing Republican Congressman Steve Stockman and three of his aides have been subpoenaed by a federal grand jury as part…

8 years ago

A Final Look Back At An Odd Outcome And Maybe Some Mischief

Republicans blame Obama for not putting policies into effect that either (A) belonged in a fun house or (B) that…

8 years ago

The Mainstream Media is Culpable in the Murder of American Democracy

Democrats are now people who can have our heads held under water until we stop breathing, who can be "made…

8 years ago

GOP Strategist Behind Republican Obstruction Of Obama Now Laughably Calling For Compromise

Republican strategist Frank Luntz said that after winning the Senate majority, Republicans should work with Democrats and President Obama to…

8 years ago

Sarah Palin Puts McConnell On Notice And Places Republicans On The Path To Destruction

With an eye on a two year gravy train, Palin put the GOP on notice; she'll be trolling them for…

8 years ago

Mitch McConnell Admits That Obamacare is Here to Stay Even if GOP Captures Senate

Following Obamacare's bumpy rollout, the GOP expected to campaign on a platform of repeal, repeal, repeal. However, as Americans have…

8 years ago

Won’t Get Fooled Again: Rick Snyder Won’t Con Michigan Twice With “Moderate Nerd” Persona

If the person who you elected to represent you only listens to you when you are saying what he wants…

8 years ago

With Clinton and Obama Inbound, Scott Walker is on the Ropes in Wisconsin

Gov. Scott Walker is reeling in Wisconsin. Will Tea Party extremism trump Clinton and Obama support for Mary Burke?

8 years ago

Prominent Tea Partier Says Michael Brown’s Parents Received ‘Taxpayer-Funded Abortion’

Former executive director of the South Carolina Republican Party Todd Kincannon sent out a tweet Wednesday evening saying Michael Brown's…

8 years ago

Scott Walker’s Wisconsin Comeback is More Republican State-Wrecking

If you live in Wisconsin, you have heard of the alleged "Wisconsin comeback" touted by Governor Scott Walker. This is…

8 years ago

New York City’s Municipal ID Program Offers Model For Circumventing Immigration Inertia

Let's be grateful to New York City for keeping this mess in the headlines, for trying to find real ways…

8 years ago

Jeff Denham Is The Koch Brothers’ Favorite California Tea Partier

Jeff Denham is a typical teabagger-Republican in that his campaign rhetoric is dictated by the Koch's Americans for Prosperity and…

8 years ago

GOP Civil War Gets Ugly John Boehner Begs Big Business To Neutralize Tea Party Crazies

The Republican civil war is getting nasty as Speaker of the House John Boehner is hoping that his friends in…

8 years ago

How North Carolina Represents A Microcosm Of Marriage Equality

This monumental victory for North Carolina concluded a historic week nationwide for marriage equality. Ten states in the past week…

8 years ago

Conflict Of Interest: Iowa Democrats Hammer Joni Ernst Over Contracts Awarded To Her Father

Republican Senate Candidate Joni Ernst could be in some hot water over county public contracts awarded to her father's company…

8 years ago

Gov. Scott Walker Says $7.25 Per Hour is a Living Wage

According to the Department of Workforce Development, "there is no reasonable cause to believe that the wages paid to the…

8 years ago

In Response to GOP Fear Mongering, the White House Details its Response to the Ebola Outbreak

The White House gives us facts; the GOP gives us fear-mongering. Which would you prefer as a response to the…

8 years ago

The Democratic Party Is Not Your Abusive Partner, Progressives, It’s Your Problem Child

Calls for the Progressives to "break up" with the Democratic Party as an abusive partner miss the mark. The problems…

8 years ago

Chris Christie Sides With the Koch Brothers on Climate Change

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie likes to pretend that he's a moderate, bipartisan straight-talker, but when it comes down to…

8 years ago

GOP Presidential Hopeful Ted Cruz Booed Off Stage During Arab Christian Conference

In a classic case of not knowing one's audience, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Tea Party leader and potential 2016 Presidential…

8 years ago

Republicans Can’t Run Away From Their Allegiances and Policies Unless We Let Them

Mitch McConnell is a man on the run from a disastrous week for the Republican Party.

8 years ago

Home School Advocacy Group Fear Mongers Against Common Core To Fundraise Against Birth Control

The right wing war on education continues.  One of the most active organizations in the right wing's fight against Common…

8 years ago

Bad News for GOP: Data Links High Congressional Disapproval With High Voter Turnout

Gallup has super bad news for Republicans who rely on low voter turnout to win elections.

8 years ago

Ahead Of Midterm Elections, GOP’s Message Appears To Be One Of Racism And Hatred

Two recent events have brought out the Republican Party's inner racist demon -- the GOP's Senate primary runoff election in…

9 years ago

Despite Being A Huge Part Of It, Ted Cruz Hypocritically Complains About ‘DC Machine’

On Monday evening, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) appeared on The Mark Levin Show to discuss, among other things, the recent…

9 years ago

Progressive Hatred of the Democratic Party is Misguided

The idea that progressives need to break up with the Democratic Party, that it's "Time to get out of this…

9 years ago

House Republicans’ Intransigence On Immigration Reform Will Cost Them Seats In November

A year ago Friday marked the one year anniversary since the Senate passed a comprehensive immigration reform bill with bipartisan…

9 years ago

Tea Party Candidate Endorsed By Ted Cruz And Sarah Palin Loses By 23 Points

Tuesday night Rep. James Lankford (R-OK) easily defeated former Oklahoma House Speaker TW Shannon in Oklahoma's US Senate Republican primary.…

9 years ago

Wendy Davis Shows Leadership in Her Letter To Rick Perry on the Influx of Unaccompanied Children

With children fleeing violence and poverty in Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador; there is a humanitarian crises in our border…

9 years ago

Bobby Jindal Thinks Dumbing Down America Will Make GOP Look “More” Smarter

Jindal says Common Core is a federal plot to takeover education, as though the Founding Fathers didn't support the public…

9 years ago

Tea Partying Deadbeat Dad Joe Walsh Is Mad That Radio Station Won’t Let Him Say The N-Word

During the broadcast of his AM talk radio show The Answer Thursday evening, former one-term Republican Congressman Joe Walsh live-tweeted…

9 years ago