Tea Party

“Yup, I’m a Racist” T-shirts were being sold this past 4th of July at a Tea Party gathering in Lexington, Kentucky. While the shirts sported the provocative phrase, the list of things on the back of the shirt have nothing to do with racism at all. Check out the video below: Read more at Wonkette […]

Tea Party favorite, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) formally declared her intention to run for the US presidency in the 2012 elections. Addressing a crowd in her home state of Iowa on Monday, Ms. Bachmann called herself  a “bold choice” for the presidency, and pointed to her record as a tax lawyer and founder of a […]

WASHINGTON– Tea Party front-runner Herman Cain said that African Americans are too poor to join the Tea Party, and that he refuses to remain on the “Democrat plantation,” according to TPMDC.

YORK, PENNSYLVANIA – Tea Party member Andrew Tome attempted to invite members of the York, Pennsylvania NAACP to a Tea Party “Advancing The Honor” rally , but his invitation was rejected due to the organization’s views on racism in the Tea Party. But a majority of the NAACP members at the May 10 meeting disagreed. […]

Tea Party historian David Barton claims to be an expert on African American history. Internal Revenue Service records show that Barton’s nonprofit, Wallbuilder Presentations Inc., used a video project  about the moral heritage and political history of African Americans to claim its non-profit status. A favorite among right wing conservatives, Barton’s controversial editing has posited […]

LA QUINTA, Calif. – Authorities in California say 25 protesters have been arrested for trespassing outside a strategy session of conservative political donors at a Palm Springs-area resort. Riverside County Deputy Melissa Nieburger (NEE’-bur-gur) said Sunday that the protesters were being booked at Indio Jail and released. Hundreds of people participated in the mostly peaceful […]

WASHINGTON There is tension between the traditional conservative GOP and the anti-spending Tea Party over the role of defense spending. The New York Times reports: Those differences were on display Wednesday on Capitol Hill, where the traditional Republican who now leads the House Armed Services Committee, Representative Howard P. McKeon, fought back against proposed cuts […]

Michelle Bachman was quite tame in her Tea Party rebuttal, still it was an insult to the 6 people who died in Tuscon and the Congresswoman who was shot in the face to have her speak. Two years ago Bachman called for Americans to be “armed and dangerous” on the issue of energy tax. She […]

TENNESSEE The Tea Party of Tennessee wants to remove incidents of slavery and genocide from American textbooks for fear they would besmirch the image of the Founding Fathers: The Memphis Commercial Appeal reports. As a result, the Tea Party organizations argue, there should be “no portrayal of minority experience in the history which actually occurred […]

NORTH CAROLINA-After the Wake County School Board voted to end a busing programs that keep school’s integrated in the district, critics are claiming they are re-introducing segregation to North Carolina. The Washington Post reports: And as the board moves toward a system in which students attend neighborhood schools, some members are embracing the provocative idea […]

ARIZONA –Republic district chairman for district 20, Anthony Miller has quit his post due to threats from the Tea Party. The Arizona Republic reports: Miller, a 43-year-old Ahwatukee Foothills resident and former campaign worker for U.S. Sen. John McCain, was re-elected to a second one-year term last month. He said constant verbal attacks after that […]

Jared Loughner may not have attended a Tea Party rally or registered with any Tea Party groups, but he shares several similarities with the Tea Party movement. 1. Anger Against The Government The first obviously is his anger against the government. His violent act reflected the anger against government for health care, and immigration symbolized […]