Tag Archives: Tea Party

Bernie Sanders: Tea Party Activists Were The Actual Paid Protesters Thanks To The Koch Brothers [VIDEO]

Politico reports: Sen. Bernie Sanders bristled at the idea that liberal protests against President Donald Trump all over the country are analogous to the protests and demonstrations that marked the beginning of the tea party movement. “It’s not a tea party because the tea party was essentially funded by the billionaire Koch brothers family,” Sanders said during an interview with ...

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Hardcore Teabagger Tapped To Run Budget Office

Politico reports: Rep. Mick Mulvaney has been picked as director of the Office of Management and Budget for President-elect Donald Trump, the transition team confirmed Saturday morning. One of the founding members of the hard-line House Freedom Caucus, the South Carolina Republican is a fierce fiscal conservative. An aide to the transition team indicated Mulvaney would be tapped Friday night. ...

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Obama On The Devolution Of The Republican Party: I See A Straight Line From Sarah Palin To Donald Trump

New York Magazine today published an interview with President Obama which largely focuses on his legacy. But this is the quote that’s getting notice: “I see a straight line from the announcement of Sarah Palin as the vice-presidential nominee to what we see today in Donald Trump, the emergence of the Freedom Caucus, the tea party, and the shift in ...

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Former Tea Party Rep. Joe Walsh Tweets Threat Against President Obama: Real America Is Coming After You

CNN reports: Former Rep. Joe Walsh is under fire after deleting a tweet saying “This is now war” against President Barack Obama and Black Lives Matter protesters following the killing of Dallas police officers. “3 Dallas Cops killed, 7 wounded. This is now war. Watch out Obama. Watch out black lives matter punks. Real America is coming after you,” tweeted ...

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Sharron Angle Is Running For US Senate Again [VIDEO]

From the Las Vegas Sun: Sharron Angle, who made a famously unsuccessful bid for U.S. Senate in 2010, is running for the seat again. Angle filed late Friday in Carson City as a Republican candidate for the open seat of outgoing U.S. Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev. Angle, a Tea Party darling, had faced Reid in 2010 after winning the GOP ...

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MICHIGAN: Booted Anti-Gay Teabaggers To Face Felony Perjury Charges For Lying About Their Affair

The former Michigan Tea Party legislators whose affair exploded into national news thanks to a bizarre cover story will face criminal charges for lying to investigators. Shortly before their affair was exposed, the pair had introduced a trio of bills intended to block same-sex marriage from being enacted. Click On Detroit reports: The Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette announced Friday ...

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CALIFORNIA: GOP House Candidate Confesses That She Made Up Death Threats Against Her

Last year the US House candidacy of GOP former Stanislaus County Clerk and anti-abortion activist Karen Mathews Davis gained national attention when she claimed to have gotten death threats from anonymous writers who threatened to shoot her and her husband in the head if she didn’t withdraw from the race. While the feds investigated, Davis told the local press that ...

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Ben Shapiro: The Tea Party Isn’t Dead, It’s Waiting

A Gallup poll issued yesterday showed that support for the Tea Party is at an all-time low, with only 17% of those surveyed saying they have a favorable impression. Today Ben Shapiro blames the GOP establishment and soothes his Breitbart readers about all that “chortling” from the left. He writes: Ejected from the levers of power by the Republican establishment, ...

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Support For Tea Party Falls To Record Low

According to a just-released Gallup poll, support for the Tea Party is at a five-year record low. Only 17% of those surveyed say they have a favorable impression of the Tea Party, a nearly 50% drop from November 2010. More from Salon: Of course, it has been the Tea Party sympathizers in the House Freedom Caucus and Tea Party Caucus ...

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Teabagistan’s Civil War Escalates

For several weeks all of Teabagistan has been in a simmering civil war divided along pro-Trump / anti-Trump sides. Things began to ramp up last week when Glenn Beck called wannabe Trump running mate Sarah Palin a “clown,” adding that he was embarrassed to have ever supported her. Beck apologized the next day, but that wasn’t good enough for Breitbart, ...

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MICHIGAN: State House Boots Adulterous Anti-Gay Tea Party Reps Todd Courser & Cindy Gamrat

Early this morning the anti-gay Tea Party rep who concocted a bizarre gay hooker cover story to distract from his adulterous affair resigned from the Michigan state house shortly after it became clear that he would be expelled. His anti-gay “devout Christian” cheating partner stuck it out until she was expelled. The Detroit Free Press reports: It took 14 hours, ...

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Michigan Tea Party Rep: I Made Up That Gay Hooker Story About Myself Because I Was Being Blackmailed

The Detroit News reports: Embattled state Rep. Todd Courser, R-Lapeer, sent his own audio tape early Monday morning, saying he sent a false e-mail about paying for gay sex because he was being blackmailed. The long and rambling audio tape blames his former staffers, Ben Graham, Josh Cline and Keith Allard, for colluding with the Lansing “mafia” establishment to bring ...

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REPORT: Married Michigan State Rep Leaked Gay Hooker Scandal About Himself To Hide Affair With Fellow Married Rep

Back in June, I reported that Michigan Tea Party state reps Todd Courser and Cindy Gamrat had introduced a trio of anti-gay marriage bills, two of which would have outlawed all civil marriages. Under their proposed bills, only “a minister of the Gospel, cleric, or religious practitioner” would be allowed to issue marriage licenses and perform weddings. Today the Detroit ...

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MICHIGAN: Crackpot Tea Party Reps Intro Three New Anti-Gay Marriage Bills

Freshman Michigan Tea Party state reps Todd Courser and Cindy Gamrat have introduced a trio of  anti-gay marriage bills, two of which are so theocratic that you just have to laugh. Via Eclectablog: House Bill 4731 changes the current law covering the ability of a couple to get married in secret (“without publicity”) to make that option available only to ...

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BROOKLYN: Local Tea Party Founder Busted For Possession Of Child Porn

Via the New York Post: An ultra-conservative one-time Brooklyn city council candidate — whose campaign slogan was “Our children are our future” — has been nabbed for possessing and sharing kiddie porn, prosecutors said Friday. Joseph Hayon, 37, was arrested Thursday and admitted to police that he traded the sick pics of kids between the ages of 2 and 12 ...

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Ben Carson Wins GOP Straw Poll

Via The Hill: Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson won the presidential straw poll at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference in Oklahoma City on Saturday, beating out Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas). Carson won 25.4 percent of the vote, while Walker took 20.5 percent and Cruz received 16.4 percent. Other GOP presidential hopefuls and potential candidates finished far ...

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DETROIT: Ben Carson Makes It Official

Tea Party darling Ben Carson officially tossed his bible into the 2016 presidential race this morning in a Detroit speech that was preceded by a glory hallelujah star-spangled Jesus frenzy that included a color guard, a gospel choir, and a performance by a Christian vocal quintet who sang God Bless America and The Battle Hymn Of The Republic. Things get ...

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Ben Shapiro: We’re Going To Lose

“The justices of the left, along with Justice Anthony Kennedy, who wrote the egregious opinion in Lawrence v. Texas (2003) in which he stated that those committing homosexual acts are Constitutionally ‘entitled to respect for their private lives’ will determine that yes, the Constitution mandates not merely that the state respect private lives, but that the state endorse those private ...

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Erick Erickson: The Totalitarian Gaystapo Is Like Islamic Radicalism Minus Killing

“The gaystapo has decreed that Mr. Reisner’s businesses must be boycotted. He dared to associate with a conservative. Consequently, Mr. Reisner, to protect his business interests in New York, has been forced to apologize for having an untouchable in his home. The totalitarianism of the gay rights movement is on display more and more. A pizza restauranteur doesn’t want to ...

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Rep. Jared Polis Intros House Bill To Stop Rep. Steve King From Introducing Bills

From the official site of openly gay Rep. Jared Polis: On the heels of Rep. Steve King’s outrageous announcement Wednesday of his “Restrain the Judges on Marriage Act,” Rep. Jared Polis (CO-02) today proposed the “Restrain Steve King from Legislating Act.” The bill would prevent Steve King from abusing taxpayer dollars by substituting the judgments of the nation’s duly serving ...

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