Glenn Beck Teabags Star Wars

On his radio show today Glenn Beck and his crew claimed that the perfect movie for these teabagging times is Star Wars. Beck managed to turn Star Wars in into a Tea Party epic. Beck said, "Wow, is it a appropriate story for today. My gosh, the Republic is going down. The Empire is starting."

Obama Sets a Tea Party Trap

Obama at CNBC town hall

President Obama participated in CNBC's Investing in America Town Hall today where he called out the Tea Party and told them to get specific about exactly what spending they would cut. Obama said, "It's not enough just to say get control of spending. I think it's important for you to say I'm willing to cut veteran's benefits, or I willing to cut Medicare or Social Security benefits."

Sarah Palin’s Legacy of Ignorance

Sarah Palin is ignorant of basic American history

Former part-time Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin has repeatedly demonstrated her lack of knowledge about...well, almost everything, really. If there is an antidote to the European Enlightenment, which threw back the darkness of the Middle Ages and gave birth to the United States of America, it is Sarah Palin. She is to knowledge what kryptonite is to Superman. She is anti-knowledge.

Tea Partiers March on Hate Group Property to Rally for Republicans

There’s nothing like a little Right Wing silliness to make a Monday complete and this Monday does not disappoint. Sunday, Tea Partiers carrying water for the GOP’s new fear mongering Get Out the Vote tactic rallied on a private ranch owned by a hate group to show support for Arizona's Papers First Law. This is, of course, all a part of the “Obama and the Democrats don’t keep us safe” narrative, buttressed by the fear of anchor babies and general resentment of brown people which has eclipsed the Right’s fear of gay people this election season.

Battling the Tea Party over the Language of Liberty

There is a battle being waged in America today over the meaning of liberty. The Tea Party has co-opted the language of liberty, but freedom for all does not interest them. They want freedom for the few at the expense of the many. Real choice, real liberty, is devalued by the limited menu offered by the Tea Party. They want to "take America back" but they don't want to share it.

Glenn Beck Calls on the Tea Party to Indoctrinate Children

Remember when Glenn Beck got all outraged last September and claimed that President Obama was indoctrinating children with his back to school speech last September? Well, on his radio show today, Beck explained why the right must indoctrinate their children, "We must view our children as clay pots. We must look at them as the place to put our scared documents into them."

Poll: Only 2% of Democrats and 22% of Independents Support the Tea Party

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.

Sarah Palin, the Tea Party, and the RNC Throw Rand Paul under the Bus

By any standard Republican Kentucky Senate nominee Rand Paul has had a terrible week. He followed up winning the GOP nomination on Tuesday with a disastrous appearance on the Rachel Maddow Show, which he followed up with an even worse appearance on ABC's Good Morning America where he defended BP and the oil spill. Most telling is the way that his Tea Party backers, including Sarah Palin have remained silent on his comments.

President Obama Takes Back Thomas Jefferson From the Tea Party

While speaking at Hampton University today, President Barack Obama did something subtle today. He took Thomas Jefferson and the actions of the Revolutionary War patriots away from the Tea Party and applied them to all America, "What Jefferson recognized, like the rest of that gifted generation, was that in the long run, their improbable experiment, America, wouldn't work if its citizens were uninformed."