Tag Archives: Tea Party

The Running Embarrassment in Mississippi

State Senator Chris McDaniel (R-MS) is something of a running embarrassment for the Republican party. As we’ve discussed long before, McDaniel has dubious ties to the neo-Confederate white supremacist community. Mississippi Republican party chairman Joe Nosef has now asked McDaniel … Continue reading
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Electronic Frontier Foundation Praises the Tea Party, FreedomWorks and Birther Larry Klayman

Yesterday, tax day, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) posted an article titled “Tea Party, Taxes and Why the Original Patriots Would’ve Revolted Against the Surveillance State,” and it wouldn’t surprise me if the authors were wearing tri-corner hats with hand-written … Continue reading
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Five Years Later, the Tea Party Still Doesn’t Understand Taxes or the Boston Tea Party

It’s been five years since the official founding of the tea party movement. Weird, it seems like much, much longer, but there it is. Five years since tri-corner hats with dingle-dangle tea bags glued to the brim became the national … Continue reading
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Judson Phillips Daydreams About “Giant Phallic” Pastry and Becoming a Gay Slave

It seems clear the Religious Right and the Tea Party spend more time thinking and talking about gay sex than actual gay people do. Judson Phillips, the president of Tea Party Nation, is worried that, thanks to Arizona Governor Jan … Continue reading
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Liberals On The Comeback, Republicans In Hiding

New Gallup polling indicates that being called a “Liberal” has never been more fashionable. While there appears to be a downward trend among those identifying as “Conservative,” or, “the largest ideological group in the country,” the Tea Party– home of … Continue reading
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Outside the Lines

Artist – Nick Anderson Remember Steve Stockman’s campaign office that was condemned by the local fire department? I joked that it was more of a “campaign sweatshop” than an office, but it turns out it was actually more of a … Continue reading
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Keep Up the Stupid, Tea Party, You’re Doing Great!

The tea party group called National Liberty Federation posted this image to its Facebook page: The group posted this as a serious representation of its anti-immigration posture. The problem is, as video gamers will recognize, the image is from Bioshock … Continue reading
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Rep. Paul Ryan Says The Tea Party Is Indispensable

  Having to do damage control over the backdrop of Tea Party cannons, semi-automatic muskets and money bombs being fired into crowds of Republicans,  Rep. Paul Ryan told Fox News Sunday that the right wing terrorists he’s in cahoots with … Continue reading
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Posted in Congress, Government Shutdown, Poll, Quote, Republican Party, The Economy, Wingnuts | Tagged , , | 5 Comments

The Kids Table

It’s a double feature today. Artist – Clay Bennet Artist – Jen Sorensen Happy Thanksgiving. Drink spirits and be merry. If there were any news stories today that you wish to share, don’t be shy. Continue reading
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Never Forget

Artist – Rob Rogers In other news, Texas state Representative Drew Darby (R) has been charged with a felony for trying to take a loaded pistol on an airplane last week. Meanwhile, Boss Limbaugh is a little confused on what … Continue reading
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Right Wing Terrorism Under The Bridge

The News Chief Political Correspondent of Pat Robertson’s Christian Broadcasting Network(CBN), David Brody, indirectly lays out the logic behind the media narrative currently saturating the airwaves, and, as White luck would have it– it totally vindicates Republican party acts of treason, just in … Continue reading
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Conspiracy Theory

Apparently the San Antonio Tea Party is convinced that designating the Alamo as a World Heritage site actually means the U.N. is going to take over. Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson had to calm fears this week after the former … Continue reading
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Cruz: Senate Republicans Surrendered

As expected, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) used his time at the Iowa Republican party fall fundraiser last night to lament that we didn’t default on our debt. “We didn’t accomplish our ultimate policy goal in this battle, and we didn’t … Continue reading
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In Good Company

Mississippi state Senator Chris McDaniel is seeking to replace U.S. Senator Thad Cochran during next year’s primary, and he’s off to a roaring start. From Mother Jones In August, McDaniel addressed a neo-Confederate conference in Laurel, Miss., near his hometown … Continue reading
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“Stand With Tom Cruise”

It’s not clearly stated which Republican Senator this Bloomberg columnist interviewed but, according to the unnamed senator, his constituents were both not pleased by his actions during the GOP Government Shutdown and a little confused about who and what he … Continue reading
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Tea Party Heroes

Artist — Pat Bagley Economist Mark Zandi told CBS’s Face the Nation host Bob Schieffer today that the government shutdown is going to continue to knee-cap the economy for the foreseeable future: While some of the $24 billion of lost economic activity during … Continue reading
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Tea Party Patriotism

Artist – Tim Eagan The elder victim in the Maryville rape case, Daisy Coleman, wrote about her experience for xojane dot com. It presents a far more specific face in the case rather than an abstraction. Warning: the story may … Continue reading
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Mission Accomplished

Artist – Bob Englehart In other news, Representative Randy Douchebaurer (R-TX) has apologized for being a smug asshole telling a park ranger that she should be “ashamed” for his government shutdown. You’ll have to forgive the light posting today, I … Continue reading
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The Tea Party and Ted Cruz Getting Ready for ‘Shutdown: The Sequel’

My last column before I take a two week vacation: The schadenfreude wore off quickly. Observing the tea party suffer a political defeat, with other Republicans like Rep. Pete King (R-NY) and Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) piling on, was entertaining … Continue reading
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Tea Partiers Exploit the National Park Service as a Prop While Attempting to Abolish It

My Tuesday column: The tea party put on quite a show on Sunday. Billed as the “Million Veterans March,” roughly 300 people turned out to hear Sarah Palin and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) deliver brief remarks about “the Obama shutdown,” … Continue reading
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