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Colbert mocks Tea Party candidate Jack Rush and his vampire alter-ego, ‘Chazz Darling’

Last night’s episode of The Colbert Report featured Stephen Colbert discussing an unusual Tea Party candidate from the state of Florida. “If you watch the news,” Colbert began, “you know that we’re in the middle of the 2014 primaries, where candidates are fighting for voters approval — so they can…

Primaries will test GOP ‘establishment’ strength against Tea Party insurgents

Republicans in North Carolina will vote on Tuesday on their candidate for a U.S. Senate seat in November, in the first of several primaries this month that will test whether the party’s establishment can beat back challenges from Tea Party rivals. State House Speaker Thom Tillis (pictured above), backed by…

Dems fret over midterms while GOP profits off Tea Party enthusiasm

Much of our political dysfunction arises from the fact that different parts of the electorate turn out to vote during midterm and presidential elections. Democrats rack up big wins in presidential years, when younger voters and people of color turn……

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…

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