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A Berkeley sociologist made some tea party friends — and wrote a condescending book about them

A Berkeley sociologist made some tea party friends — and wrote a condescending book about them I find it fascinating that there are so many books written by and for liberals to help them understand conservatives and essentially none by and for conservatives aimed at helping them understand liberals.

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To Stop Trump, Democrats Can Learn From the Tea Party

To Stop Trump, Democrats Can Learn From the Tea Party Their tactics weren’t fancy: They just showed up on their own home turf, and they just said no. Here’s the crazy thing: It worked.

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Why Blue States Are the Real ‘Tea Party’

Why Blue States Are the Real ‘Tea Party’ This should have gone viral. It’s basically correct.

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Biden Reportedly Calls Tea Partiers ‘Crazy’

Biden Reportedly Calls Tea Partiers ‘Crazy’ Vice President Joe Biden called the tea party “crazy” and said its adherents have “no judgment” during a closed-door meeting Tuesday, CNN reported. Biden is in trouble for accidentally telling the truth. The GOP has radically shifted to the right and is no longer interested in anything except posturing […]

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Tea Party and Wall Street Are Getting Along Just Fine

Tea Party and Wall Street Are Getting Along Just Fine it’s hard to find where the Tea Party and Wall Street disagree. Tea Party senators like Mike Lee, Rand Paul, and Ted Cruz, plus conservative senators like David Vitter, have rallied around a one-line bill repealing the entirety of Dodd-Frank and replacing it with nothing. […]

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Koch Group Abandons Obamacare ‘Horror’ Stories After Fact-Check Backlash

Koch Group Abandons Obamacare ‘Horror’ Stories After Fact-Check Backlash But what’s notable about the ads is what they aren’t: A personalized story of someone who’s been negatively affected by Obamacare, the kind of verifiable set of facts that can be checked – and rebutted, as happened with a recent AFP ad that led to significant […]

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1.8 Million Definite Militia Members to March on DC, Install New Government #MotherJones

1.8 Million Definite Militia Members to March on DC, Install New Government #MotherJones Harry Riley has a dream. On the morning of May 16, somewhere between 10 and 30 million (estimates vary) God-fearing patriots will assemble in Washington, DC, for what Riley, a retired Army colonel from the Florida panhandle, is calling “Operation American Spring.” […]

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A War on the Poor

A War on the Poor I still sometimes see pundits claiming that the Tea Party movement is basically driven by concerns about budget deficits. That’s delusional. Read the founding rant by Rick Santelli of CNBC: There’s nary a mention of deficits. Instead, it’s a tirade against the possibility that the government might help “losers” avoid foreclosure. Or […]

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The Tea Party thinks it hates Wall Street. It doesn’t.

The Tea Party thinks it hates Wall Street. It doesn’t. many Tea Party Republicans are in favor of the same bills favored by the financial industry. Take the Financial Takeover Repeal Act of 2013, a one-line bill sponsored by Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) that repeals Dodd-Frank and replaces it with nothing. This bill has 22 co-sponsors this […]

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Colbert Mocks Tea Partiers For Whining About Tax-Exempt Status They Didn’t Have to Ask For

Colbert Mocks Tea Partiers For Whining About Tax-Exempt Status They Didn’t Have to Ask For “How is that possible, that I didn’t apply?” Colbert asked. “Am I breaking the law?” Potter took that opportunity to remind the Colbert Report host that he was not legally obligated to apply for tax-exempt status in the first place. […]