Tea Party

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Marine Corps on Wednesday notified a sergeant who has been openly critical of President Barack Obama that he is violating Pentagon policy barring troops from political activities and that he faces dismissal. SEE ALSO: Did Trayvon Martin Shooter Use A Racial Slur? Camp Pendleton Marine Sgt. Gary Stein started a […]

SAN DIEGO — Marine Sgt. Gary Stein first started a Facebook page called Armed Forces Tea Party Patriots to encourage service members to exercise their free speech rights. Then he declared that he wouldn’t follow orders from the commander in chief, President Barack Obama. While Stein softened his statement to say he wouldn’t follow “unlawful […]

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Just a year ago, tea party activists came roaring out of the congressional elections eager to shape the looming race for the White House. Things have not gone as planned. Turned off by Mitt Romney’s style and evolution on several important issues, they have bounced from one candidate to another in […]

HUTCHINSON, Kan. — A tea party group in Kansas says its depiction of President Barack Obama as a skunk is satire, not racism as the leader of a civil rights group alleges. Hutchinson-based Patriot Freedom Alliance says on its website that like the president, the skunk is “half black, half white, and almost everything it […]

In an interview with ABC News, President Barack Obama addressed the growing “Occupy Wall Street” movement and similar protests. Obama said that he understands the frustration coming from the Occupy Wall Street movement and compared the protests to the Tea Party. ROLAND S. MARTIN: Occupy Wall Street And The Tea Party Are Exercising Their Rights […]

It has been amazing listening to various critics of the Occupy Wall Street protests suggest that somehow what they’re doing is un-American. I’m the same person who said that the Tea Party had an absolute right to do what they were actually doing. In fact, I also said it was a welcome sight to see […]

Last week Loop21.com asked “Why Can’t the Congressional Black Caucus Be More Like the Tea Party?” Today they are responding. Congressional Black Caucus communications director Stephanie L. Young, part of a new breed among the caucus, there to inject some fire into the 41-year-old organization spoke to us exclusively. When Young isn’t getting the word […]

Spectators cheered the prospect of  letting uninsured Americans die during Monday’s CNN Tea Party debate. “That’s what’s freedom is all about,” Republican presidential nominee Ron Paul said when CNN’s Wolf Blizter asked who should pay when uninsured Americans encounter catastrophic illness. “He should do whatever he wants to do,” Paul said. My advice to him is […]

The Tea Party is calling for the resignation of Indiana Democratic congressman Andre Carson after he said the party wanted to see Black people hanging from trees. Mark Meckler and Jenny Beth Martin of the Tea Party Patriots described Rep. Andre Carson’s remarks as “disgusting” and “hateful” in a statement to the Daily News. “Rep. […]

MIAMI — African American congressman Andre Carson from Indiana had harsh words for the Tea Party at a recent Congressional Black Caucus event in Miami. He compared the Tea Party movement to the efforts of Jim Crow and directly addressed members of congress affiliated with the movement. The Huffington Post reports: “This is the effort […]

Tea Party leaders issued a response to controversial remarks made by Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) over the weekend. According to party leaders, “it’s time for a new-NEW era of civility.” “We’ve had Democrats calling American citizens ‘terrorists’ and ‘hostage takers,’ and now an elected Democratic representative says that we can ‘go straight to hell,’” Mark […]

Shery Lanford Smith, the chairwoman of Sumter Tea Party in South Carolina posted a joke about killing Michelle and Barack Obama earlier this month. Lanford Smith reportedly joked about throwing the couple out of a helicopter, then quickly removed it a few moments later. Her Facebook status read, “I could throw both of them out […]