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Tea Party leaders: Liberals risk God’s wrath with ‘covetous’ opposition to income inequality

Tea Party leaders suggested this week that efforts to reduce income equality were sinful and would invite God’s wrathful judgment. Howard Kaloogian, a former California state lawmaker and co-founder of Tea Party Express, told a group of conservative activists that liberals were wicked for working to help the poor, reported…

Tea Party struggles to regain political traction

How do you win the White House? US conservatives and Tea Party faithful launched their annual convention Thursday seeking to answer that gnawing question after several setbacks in Washington. Born of a grass-roots thirst for small government and greater protections of constitutional liberties, the Tea Party movement celebrated its fifth…

Bernie Sanders wants to unite Tea Party and progressive voters in 2016 White House run

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said he’s prepared to run for president in 2016 because he doesn’t see anyone willing to stand up for progressive values. “This country faces more serious problems than at any time since the Great Depression, and there is a horrendous lack of serious political discourse or…

Wendy Davis cinches Texas Democratic nomination as Tea Party rattles primaries

By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – Texans went to the polls on Tuesday in primary elections where the top candidates for governor were projected to post easy wins and favorites of the conservative Tea Party movement shook up several races with established Republicans. U.S. Senator John Cornyn, a Republican,…

‘We are witnessing the creation of the French version of the Tea Party’

The growing visibility of a staunchly conservative movement in France has prompted comparisons with the Tea Party of the United States. Interior Minister Manuel Valls has warned that France was seeing the birth of its own version of the grassroots, anti-tax Tea Party movement amid a surge of anti-government demonstrations…

Fox News analyst tells Tea Party group he can lead a military coup against Obama

A retired Army general and Fox News analyst told a Tea Party group that he would lead a military coup against the U.S. government, if only reluctantly. Paul Vallely, a retired major general and senior military analyst for the conservative news channel, told the Surprise, Arizona, Tea Party Patriots during…

Tea Party ‘inventor’ Larry Klayman mocks Rand Paul’s Tea Party bonafides

Tea Party activist Larry Klayman said during a radio interview on Tuesday that he would seek to regain national security clearance following his victory in a lawsuit challenging the National Security Agency’s (NSA) data-gathering operations. Right Wing Watch reported on Wednesday that Klayman also took a potshot at another Tea…

Tea Party’s war memorial rally was another ‘Let him die!’ moment

Tea Party’s War Memorial Rally Was Another ‘Let Him Die!’ Moment (via Moyers & Company) On Sunday, several hundred – or perhaps a couple of thousand – tea party activists, led by such luminaries of the right as Sarah Palin, Rep. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), hijacked…

Georgia’s ‘establishment’ Republicans pondering strategies to reduce Tea Party clout

Four years after Atlanta saw some of the earliest and biggest tea party rallies in the country, Georgia’s GOP establishment, including Gov. Nathan Deal, are pondering strategies to reduce the right-wing insurgency’s influence on next year’s primary election for a US Senate seat – and on the larger struggle for…

Why Republican lawmakers are dodging the town halls’ ‘Days of Rage’

In 2010, GOP politicians were keen to channel Tea Party fervor. Now, backed into a corner by the base, they’re looking for an exit Looking forward to the midterm elections, the Republican party is seeking to repeat the dramatic performance of 2010 that ushered in a freshman class of Tea…

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