Tag Archives: Tea Party

Crashing the Party

The Daily Telegraph’s Damian Thompson: [T]he Tea Party wasn’t the Religious Right – at least, not at first. When Christian fundamentalists jumped on board, that’s when public support began to bleed away. There’s something to that, I think, not least … Continue reading

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The Tea Party: “More Paul than Santorum”

David Kirby and Emily Ekins write in Politico: The Republican National Convention this week announced speaking slots for libertarian Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and social conservative Rick Santorum. Both claim the “tea party” brand. However the 2012 primary season reveals … Continue reading

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The Tea Party’s first test

I’ve been skeptical of the Tea Partyers’ commitment to entitlement reform and meaningful debt reduction.  Sarah Palin, after all, pioneered death panel demagoguery in response to the mere possibility of rationalized Medicare spending.  The notion that eliminating earmarks—a Tea Party … Continue reading

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No Need To Say Grace Before The Tea Party

Here’s an interesting piece from the New York Times on the Tea Parties. This extract gives a flavor: For decades, faith and family have been at the center of the conservative movement. But as the Tea Party infuses conservatism with new … Continue reading

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Guilt by Association?

TPMMuckraker sinks into the well, muck, with this story headlined “Man Charged With Stockpiling Weapons Was Tea Partier, Palin Fan”: The Massachusetts man charged this week with stockpiling weapons after saying he feared an imminent “Armageddon” appears to have been … Continue reading

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