After Chris McDaniel refused to concede on Tuesday night in a highly contested runoff between himself and Senator Thad Cochran citing voting irregularities, the Tea Party wing of the GOP got to work seeking to discredit the official election results claiming that election fraud had occurred. The GOP establishment responded by mocking the Tea Party and hinting at racial bias. And thus began an ever worsening rift in the Mississippi GOP that is spreading throughout the Republican Party nationwide.
|By: DSWright Friday June 27, 2014 6:51 am|
|By: DSWright Wednesday June 11, 2014 7:12 am|
For the first time since the position was created in 1899 a sitting Majority Leader of the House of Representatives has been defeated in a party primary. Eric Cantor was soundly defeated last night in Virginia’s 7th congressional district Republican primary by David Brat, a conservative college professor who represented the Tea Party wing of the Republican Party.
|By: Jon Walker 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.
|By: Jon Walker 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.
|By: Phoenix Woman 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.
|By: DSWright 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?
|By: DSWright 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.
|By: Allison Hantschel 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.
|By: DSWright 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.
|By: DSWright 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?