Category Archives: Tea Party

Republicans Feasting on Themselves During Congressional Recess

Tea Party activists are not backing down on their attempts to defund Obamacare. More seasoned, and rational, Republicans know this is a dead end for their party. Even if the House voted to defund Obamacare with the consequence that the … Continue reading

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Tea Party Groups Tell Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander to Retire because He Believes in Compromise

Lamar Alexander has been around Tennessee politics since the late 1960s. He has served in the U.S. Senate since 2003. In that time, Alexander has developed a reputation of crossing the aisle and working with Democrats. In 2009, he was … Continue reading

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Tennessee Congressman Advocates Cuts to Food Stamps While Raking in Millions in Farm Subsidies

The farm bills that regularly pass through Congress deal with a number of agricultural issues, including farm subsidies. They also include funding for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), also known as food stamps. With the last recession, SNAP has … Continue reading

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Obama Opponents, Baffled by Constitution, have a Plan to Deny Obama a Second Term

You are probably thinking, “Obama has been reelected. How can he be denied a second term?” That is because Barack Obama has not officially been reelected. The electors of the Electoral College must still meet in December to cast their … Continue reading

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Tea Party for Obama?

Is this a spoof or a real political movement? When the Tea Party formed, it brought together a broad base of disenchanted Republicans, independents and Democrats. Most were conservative and many were critical of Bush administration policies, but there is … Continue reading

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When the Tea Party and Occupy Meet…

There is a lesson here for Congress to learn. In Memphis, Occupy leaders Tristan Tran and Mallory Pope  were invited to speak to a Tea Party group. While differences emerged, the meeting was generally respectful. As NPR reported, both sides … Continue reading

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Occupy Wall Street is the Real Tea Party

Taxed Enough Already – a catchy phrase that allows its acronym to be shortened to tea, which also allows a convenient association with the famous Boston Tea Party revolt against the British government. While Tea Partiers are a diverse group … Continue reading

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The Birthers: A Belief That Won’t Die

With all the fanaticism that birthers maintained during 2009 and 2010, it is no surprise that many cling to the belief that Barack Obama was born in Kenya. For a while, their cause was making some people have doubts, especially … Continue reading

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Sheriff Arpaio to Investigate Obama Birth Certificate

In another saga of the conspiracy that will not die, birthers and Tea Party members in Arizona have pressured Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio to investigate the birth certificate that Barack Obama presented in April. The birthers claim that the … Continue reading

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McCain Excoriated by Tea Partiers for Reading Wall Street Journal Editorial

Poor Senator John McCain has upset some Tea Partiers. His offense? Reading the Wall Street Journal editorial that referred to the Tea Party as “hobbits.” McCain’s comments were placed around the notion that a balanced budget amendment could get passed … Continue reading

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