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US Politics & Gov't

Tea Party Activists Aren't Gearing Up For 2016 -- They Want To Refight 1964
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Tea Party, extremism, Rand Paul, CPAC, straw poll )

Brian
- 42 days ago - thinkprogress.org
"The conservative movement's choice for president believes that whites-only lunch counters should be legal. He believes that business owners' rights trump civil rights, that Medicare should be undermined or even destroyed..."
After State of the Union, GOP Assails Obama While Showing Disunity
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Republicans, Tea Party, disunity, government, politics, dishonesty )

Carrie
- 84 days ago - latimes.com
For a party fighting the perception it's at war with itself, the competing speeches were an unwelcome and very public reminder of the divisions that remain.
Meet Lee Bright, The Tea Partier Who May Be Too Extreme For Even South Carolina
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: South Carolina, Tea Party, Lee Bright, corruption, dishonesty, ethics, elections, republicans, politics, candidates )

Carrie
- 91 days ago - nationalmemo.com
Bright's extreme opposition to tougher gun laws is just one of many positions that puts him far outside of the mainstream, even in staunchly Republican South Carolina. Among other examples, Bright has:
Palin Links 'Zealot-Like' Atheists to the 'War on Christmas' and 'Slavery' From Federal Debt (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, Republicans, Tea Party, Sarah, Palin, religion, dishonesty, lies, propaganda, politics, ethics )

Carrie
- 163 days ago - rawstory.com
During a Saturday speech to promote her book "Good Tidings and Great Joy: Protecting the Heart of Christmas" at the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition's fall fundraiser, Palin observed that "everywhere it seems that we see that faith, religious freedom is...
We Have a Dumb Religion Problem -- Not a Political Problem
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, Republicans, Tea Party, Evangelical Christians, politics, corruption, ethics, propaganda )

Carrie
- 166 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
To get what's happening to the GOP and, to America, you need to understand the theology of the extremist frankly stupid and misinformed evangelical heartland. We don't have a political problem. We have an evangelical stupidity problem.
Alienating Big Business: Lack of Money for Conservative Republicans a Trend Across the Country
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: GOP, Tea Party, money, big business, elections, economy, americans, government, politics )

Carrie
- 169 days ago - rawstory.com
A clutch of disparate local elections on Tuesday were threatening to turn conventions on their heads across the US and force a revaluation of a Republican national strategy that has alienated big business.
The Tea Party Is Going Down
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, Tea Party, republicans, politics, government, freedoms, elections, ethics )

Carrie
- 176 days ago - newrepublic.com
By 2016, the Tea Party may have gone the way of the religious right of the 1990s or the anti-immigrant Minutemen of the 2000s. And yet the question remains whether the Tea Party's demise will produce a kinder, gentler, more cooperative America--or...
The Triumph of the Right
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: dishonesty, economy, ethics, politics, propaganda, republicans, usa, Robert Reich, income inequality, middle class, Tea Party )

Lynn
- 178 days ago - commondreams.org
They say the biggest problem is the size of government and the budget deficit. In fact our biggest problem is the decline of the middle class and increasing ranks of the poor, while almost all the economic gains go to the top.
10 Reasons Why the Tea Party Is So Unpopular
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: politics, republicans, propaganda, Tea Party, dishonesty, lies, media )

Lynn
- 182 days ago - alternet.org
There are many more defining features of Tea Party Republicans, ... hostility to political compromise, an impulse to destroy public programs instead of creating public solutions, and their arrogant claims that they represent a majority of Americans ...
Matt Taibbi: Democrats Must Stop Ted Cruz's Hollywood Ending
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: debt ceiling/government shutdown mess, default, Ted Cruz, Tea Party, GOP schism, Barak Obama, What Would Stalin Do?, U.S. poltics )

Judy
- 194 days ago - rollingstone.com
The Obama White House has rightly refused to negotiate with the Cruz-ians, but there's still a strange lack of urgency in some of the administration's public statements, and that lack of urgency is beginning to draw notice.
TAKE ACTION NOW! John Boehner and House Republicans: Hands Off Social Security and Medicare
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: TEA PARTY, Social Security, Meidcare, Medicaid, senior citizen benefits, u.s., politics, news, republicans )

Cal
- 195 days ago - act.credoaction.com
We need to send a clear message to John Boehner, Paul Ryan and the rest of the House Republicans: "Hands off Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid benefits!"
The Real Goal Of The Shutdown: Cut Social Security, Medicare & Austerity
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: austerity budget, gov't shutdown, wealthy elites, 1%, Congress, republicans, hysteria, tea party, teabaggers, Affordable Care Act, Obamacare, President #Obama, democrats, Corporate America, neocon agenda, corporate media, misinformation, Grand Bargain )

Brian
- 200 days ago - popularresistance.org
"What's at stake in the partial "shutdown" of government? Certainly not Obamacare, which was never in danger. It's all an exercise in drawing fake lines in the sandbox, so that the bipartisan business of gutting entitlement programs can recommence."
Why A Handful Of Hard-Liners Has A Hold On Boehner
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: tea party, republicans, dishonesty, ethics, democrats, congress, obama, politics, news, usa )

Cal
- 202 days ago - npr.org
To understand House Speaker John Boehner's role in the government shutdown, you have to understand the 30 or so House Republican hard-liners and his relationship with them.
Michele Bachmann Compares Health Care Law to Crack and Obama to Crack Dealer
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Michele Bachmann, Tea Party, Americans, Obamacare, government, congress, corruption, ethics, dishonesty, lies, republicans, propaganda, politics )

Carrie
- 205 days ago - rawstory.com
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) told World Net Daily that Obama and Democratic lawmakers refuse to negotiate over implementation of the Affordable Care Act because they want Americans to become more reliant on the federal government.
 

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