The “Tea Party” Doesn’t Actually Need to Win Many Elections to Have Influence

By: Wednesday June 4, 2014 9:02 am

If Chris McDaniel ends up winning it will be labeled a rare victory for the Tea Party this cycle, although that term has become mostly meaningless now that it is basically a catch all for any conservative activists or outside groups that are to the right of establishment Republicans. But judging the conservative organization’s success based purely on the number of elections won this year versus last year provides a very misguided view of their effectiveness.

 

Tea Party Support Continues to Erode

By: Thursday May 8, 2014 9:02 am

The so called “Tea Party” movement’s brand continues to deteriorate. The number of Americans who say they support the Tea Party is down to only 22 percent while 30 percent of Americans say they oppose it. These are the worst numbers for the Tea Party since Gallup started asking about it.

Come Saturday Morning: The Tea Party, the DNC’s Best Friend

By: Saturday March 1, 2014 6:45 am

“I am stunned that Senator Cruz is involved in this fundraising effort for a group that has targeted his colleagues in the Republican caucus,” Sen. Susan Collins, a Maine Republican, told CNN.

House Passes Clean Debt Ceiling Bill With Democratic Support

By: Wednesday February 12, 2014 6:45 am

There’s no two ways about it, Speaker Boehner conceded because President Obama and the Democrats held the line. Apparently, to paraphrase the president, negotiating with “hostage takers” is the wrong move. And, subsequently, saying you won’t play their game can yield some positive results. Better to learn that in 2014 than never?

National Review’s Future at Risk Over Climate Change Smear

By: Friday January 31, 2014 6:39 am

Nem>National Review, one of the conservative movement’s most celebrated publications, may be brought down by a smear it published against climate scientist Michael Mann. Mann’s lawsuit against the publication has already survived two challenges for dismissal and could exact a lethal toll on a media property that may already be losing money.

Late Night: The Teawads Aren’t the Problem Here

By: Monday January 6, 2014 8:00 pm

That these are tea people is not the issue (though disclosing it might have helped some). It’s that they were tea people who lied to you.

Tea Party Furious Over War Industry Patronage in Ryan-Murray Budget

By: Thursday December 12, 2013 7:32 am

Progressives are not the only ones disgusted by the ludicrous military spending in the Ryan-Murray budget deal. Yesterday Rick Santelli – whose outburst over government assistance to homeowners is alleged to have started the Tea Party – hosted David Stockman, the former Office of Management and Budget Director for the Reagan Administration.

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Google Funding Tea Party Group That Helped Shut Down Government

By: Friday November 29, 2013 6:50 am

Don’t be evil? Remember when Google presented itself as a progressive tech company that was all about building a better future?

Onward, Christian Soldiers!

By: Monday November 25, 2013 11:45 am

The Trijicon company has a $660 million multi-year contract to provide up to 800,000 sights to the Marine Corps, and additional contracts to provide sights to the U.S. Army, all inscribed with references to New Testament Bible passages about Jesus Christ. The sights were used by our brave crusaders in Iraq and continue to bring Jesus’ message of love thy neighbor to Afghanistan.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Jed Morey, The Great American Disconnect: Seven Fundamental Threats To Our Democracy

By: Sunday November 10, 2013 1:59 pm

The story of America, as told to us by the political establishment, is not unlike scripture that attempts to explain our circumstances in a manner that must be accepted as gospel. The truth is that America has been hijacked by powerful special corporate interests whose paths toward profit are lubricated by political accomplices complicit in a scheme that suppresses opportunity and freedom among the masses. Our state of denial has caused us to drift far from the nation we believe ourselves to be while holding tightly to an image of the nation we wish to be.

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