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Tea Party hopes to pull off upset in TN with candidate ‘who’s just not Senate material’

The shock defeat of Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in a primary in Virginia this week has fueled hopes among Tea Party activists in Tennessee that they can stage a similar upset against Senator Lamar Alexander in August. But the Cantor loss, while enough to shake Washington and the…

Study finds tea party can act as a political ‘racialization’ experience

Is the tea party motivated by racial animus over the election of the first non-white president in the United States? Many critics of the conservative movement think so. Tea party supporters themselves have objected to such claims. They insist their movement is based on legitimate concerns about the size and…

Ron Paul doubts tea party’s influence: They are ‘all over the place’

Texas Rep. Ron Paul, a Republican presidential candidate, told CNN’s Candy Crowley on Monday that the tea party movement would probably not be a decisive factor in the Republican presidential nomination process. “We were identified with the beginning of the tea party, and yet the tea party is not a…

Unicorn Nuts…On Your Face

It strikes me that Michelle Malkin’s problem isn’t that DHS is accurately describing rightwing extremist tactics, but that she’s obviously worried that those things apply to her. (Here’s the actual report.) This gets to the basic issue with the whole Tea Party movement. It’s a group of fucknuts joining other…

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