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Van Jones: ‘I am mad at us for being so quiet’

Former Obama adviser Van Jones came to the “Take Back The American Dream” summit in Washington, D.C. on Monday with one big message: stop being mad at the tea party, and started learning from them. “I’m not mad at [the tea party] for being so loud,” he said. “I’m mad…

The Tea Party’s influence felt on the local level, with book bannings

Even though it will be pointedly ignored by mainstream media types wed to the narrative that the Tea Party is a spontaneous uprising of people who were apolitical before Obama sent them around the bend, I'm guessing many of you read with interest Robert Putnam and David Campbell's distillation of…

Religious fanatics and the debt ceiling

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy There's so much to comment on from this clip, but what really struck me about this report on Boehner's visible loss of control over the Tea Party idiots in his party is that the teabaggers, as an act…

The Hermanator Speaks

Inexplicably popular among Tea Partiers, Herman Cain is running for President.  He is kind of stupid, which should have gone along with the "inexplicably popular" bit prior.   Herman is black.  Not many other people at Tea Party events are.  Why is that, Herman? Asked why more African Americans haven’t…

The end of the Tea Party?

Hilariously low turnout—especially compared to left-driven events as of late—at various Tax Day events held by the Tea Party is causing some to declare the phenomenon over.  Rachel Maddow covered it: Paul Waldman at the Prospect covered it, citing Michael Scherer and Jed Lewison at Daily Kos. There's a couple…

The Crazies

“It’s not about Republicans, Democrats or independents, it’s about getting people back to the Constitution, cutting the size of the federal government.” That line comes from William Temple, the dude who dresses up in late-18th century garb and carries a musket around at Tea Party Singles’ Nights or whatever it…

Announcing The New Tea Party Mascot: Slow Moe, The Tired Randian Squirrel

The New York Times did a profile of one of the Tea Party movement’s leaderless leaders, Keli Carender (warning: link to interminable blog). As we all know, the Tea Party has no leaders, which means that everyone in the Tea Party is simultaneously totally fucking awesome and persona non grata.…

No True Teabagger

Melissa Clouthier writes what’s become the standard Tea Party trope: the Tea Party is not responsible for anyone associated with the Tea Party, because no Tea Partier ever has to be associated with things they don’t like. In fact, it’s the central tenet of the Tea Party movement: no Teabagger…

Cleveland Young Republican teabagger – the stupid, it burns

The future of the GOP, unedited, courtesy of Tim Russo @ Blogger Interrupted. Mr. Young Republican is tired of footing the bill for society (“I’m not going to pay for you, I’m not going to carry everyone else on my back any more…try and get a job.” ). It goes…

The Revolution Takes To The Comfortable Chain Restaurants Just Off The Streets

Michelle Malkin is your one-stop shop for Tea Party ’09 information, the conservative answer to doing anything in order to save the economy. Rick Santelli, CNBC personality (the term being used broadly), broke into a rant on the trading floor on Thursday about how the mortgage plan is completely and…

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