Tag Archives: Tea Party Movement

How to speak ‘Tea Party’: the catch-phrases that rule the right

I write a bi-weekly column for the Miami Herald on politics. That means every other Thursday, my in-box fills up with the same letter, written by different authors.

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This: the tea party is ‘mind power boy’ from the Twilight Zone (with bonus clip)

Mediaite’s John Bershad hits the nail on the head.

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**UPDATE: Hell no you can’t! Boehner bill dies quick death in the Senate

John Boehner, foiled again.

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Chaos in the House: Cantor tells freshman to quit whining, Boehner’s plan headed for collision with Ayn Rand

Eric Cantor, the hedge fund managers’ man in Washington (and he’s surely hearing from them right about now), told House Republicans in a closed-door meeting yesterday to quit “grumbling and whining” about Speaker John Boehner’s debt ceiling plan. Too bad … Continue reading

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Really, Allen West?

There are certain things a congressman just shouldn’t say.

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The Wall Street party, trapped in the madhouse

Wall Street and big business bankrolled the tea party in order to put tax cut and deregulation-friendly Republicans in control of Washington. Now, they’re reaping the whirlwind.

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Happy Fourth of July (and what the Declaration actually said)

E.J. Dionne explains it all.

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Remainders: SCOTUS sides with Wal-Mart, FL tea party warns on vouchercare, ‘two brothels’ Vitter in hot seat

The Supreme Court’s conservative majority sides with a mega-corporation over a bunch of underpaid women? Say it isn’t so…

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This exists: tea party summer camp

And where else would a tea party “Jesus camp” be, if not Florida…

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(Video) Turn Right USA launches the most racist, sexist political attack ad, EVER

Think you’ve seen it all in politics? Sure, there was the “demon sheep,” and the “gather your muskets” tea party guy, but there were small change compared to the latest web offering from a PAC calling itself Turn Right USA … Continue reading

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