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Tea Party less popular than much maligned groups like atheists and Muslims.

Tea Party ranks lower than any of the 23 other groups we asked about — lower than both Republicans and Democrats. It is even less popular than much maligned groups like “atheists” and “Muslims.” Interestingly, one group that approaches it in unpopularity is the Christian Right. From NYT Crashing the Tea Party But are they […]

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Poll Shows Negative View of Tea Party on the Rise

The percentage of people with an unfavorable view of the Tea Party in a New York Times/CBS News Poll this week was higher than it has been since the first time the question was asked, in April 2010. Forty percent of those polled this week characterized their view as “not favorable,” compared with 18 percent […]

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Adventures in tea-party cognitive dissonance

If we decided to build a couple of new carriers, thousands of workers would be hired for the shipyards.  Thousands of employees would be hired for the steel mills that would provide the steel for the hull and various sub contractors would hire thousands.  Do you know what that means? It means they would receive paychecks and […]

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The Party’s Over?

A listing of events on the umbrella group Trea Party Patriots’ website for Monday and Friday showed a total of 145 events — the same listing shows 638 events on tax day 2010. From The Party’s Over? Can we stop pretending the Tea Party movement is something other than the republican base with funny hats?

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70% of Tea Partiers oppose Ryan plan?

How lethal is the Ryan budget plan? 80% of voters oppose Medicare Phase-Out and 70% of Tea Partiers oppose it. In fact, the poll in question doesn’t even refer to full Medicare Phase-Out. It only refers to “cuts”. From How Lethal? | Talking Points Memo Tea party sticks to its guns in opposing a government take over of […]

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Shocker: Tea Party Congress members take tons of farm subsidies

Shocker: Anti-government activists are all welfare queens! But they accept the “wealthy white person” version of welfare, which is “farm subsidies.” (The “wealthy white person” version of welfare is also lots of other subsidies and tax credits and government spending.) From Salon.com Anyone surprised? Aparently taking money from 21st century economies in the Blue States […]

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The Tea Party Goes To War

If the Tea Party can support military action where there isn’t even a smidgen of national interest involved, they are neocons in libertarian clothing. Just as one suspects they are Christianists in fiscal clothing. They are the hard right of the GOP. From The Tea Party Goes To War Sounds about right.

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67 Percent Of Tea Partiers Would Rather Raise Taxes Than Raise The Social Security Retirement Age

Surprisingly, however, even 67 percent of self-identified Tea Partiers said they would rather raise the tax cap than cuts benefits and hike the retirement age: From ThinkProgress It’s only socialism when government helps other people.

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Orwell, Jared Loughner and the Tea Party

George Orwell wrote, “So much of left-wing thought is a kind of playing with fire by people who don’t even know that fire is hot.” Today it is the right that amuses itself with violent chat and proclaims an injured innocence when its flammable words blow up. From Orwell, Jared Loughner and the Tea Party […]

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Orwell, Jared Loughner and the Tea Party

George Orwell wrote, “So much of left-wing thought is a kind of playing with fire by people who don’t even know that fire is hot.” Today it is the right that amuses itself with violent chat and proclaims an injured innocence when its flammable words blow up. From Orwell, Jared Loughner and the Tea Party […]